Bone Crier’s Moon by Kathryn Purdie

Thank you to Harper360 for sending me a copy of this book! I was so excited when it arrived in the post, I really didn’t expect to get it and it was one of my most anticipated reads so I was happy!

The Bone Crier’s Moon is a young adult fantasy, it’s out on the 10th March 2020 and is 480 pages.

Bone Crier’s Moon is done from three points of view, there’s the two best friends who are bone crier’s Ailesse and Sabine, then there’s Bastien, his father was slain by a bone crier and he is determined to get revenge.

Ailesse has been in training to become the matriarch of the familie of bone criers since she was born as her mother is the current matriarch. Bone Criers are a tribe that help ferry the dead, they draw strength from grace bones, bones of animals. Ailesse has all three of her grace bones now and she just needs to do a final ritual, the rite of passage to become a full bone crier, by killing the boy that she is meant to be with.

Sabine never wanted to be a bone crier, she doesn’t have the stomach to become a bone crier. But when Ailesse ends up being taking captive by her own soulmate, Sabine realises she will do whatever it takes to save her, but whilst searching for Ailesse, Sabine discovers secrets of what their matrone has been hiding.

Lastly we have Bastien, his father was killed by a bone crier and he saw it happen, he teams up with some siblings Jules and Marcel whose father also died because of a bone crier and they’re all set to take revenge, they’ve been researching and finding out what they can about bone criers in the best time and place to take one down. Then the perfect moment comes along, until he realises that he cannot kill Ailesse without killing himself.

I really enjoyed this story, I found it so different and I was completely hooked, I found it incredibly difficult to put down, I did think that this was a standalone so I was panicking towards the end like THERES SO MUCH TO WRAP UP, until I saw that this was the first in what I am assuming is a duology, and man, do I need that second book! The ending blew me away, it was so intense, I could not believe it.

I thought that this book was so well written, with the way that I couldn’t put it down, something always happened that made me need to pick it back up when I needed to go out or to work etc. It was hard to stay away!

I highly recommend this one, it’s got a gorgeous cover, incredible story and leaves you wanting more, and if you’re favourite trope is like mine, enemies to lover then this is for you!

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