You all know I adore YA fantasy and this book does not disappoint! It has a great group of powerful young friends learning to ace their magic (think Harry Potter), it has magical spirit creatures unique to each individual (think His Dark Materials), it has a drool worthy pirate (think Jack Sparrow) and a fabulous scribe who just may be more important than anyone knows (think Samwell Tarly from Game of Thrones). They start off on a harrowing journey fraught with danger and just may discover their true selves and save the world along the way (think LOTR).
Honestly, I was so caught up in the journey that I was a bit sad when it ended, I could have read a whole book of them just trying to reach their destination because it was so compelling. Luckily, the second they stop journeying, there is a whole new exciting magical place to explore. There are a lot of fun reveals throughout with plenty of questions answered and more teasers dropped for the next book in the series. I’m really looking forward to the next book in this series.
From a writing standpoint, I liked the short, action packed chapters that alternated POVs. There was not a second where there wasn’t something happening or a new magical world building idea being revealed. There’s a map and convenient terms glossary at the back for folks who struggle with too many new terms or names at one time.
Thank you so much to Entangled Teen and AK Wilder for a copy of this lovely new release Crown of Bones.
This one publishes tomorrow so get your pre-orders in now! I’m doing a fun giveaway for this book over on my Instagram page so go check it out!