By: Rin Chupeco
Published By: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: March 7, 2017
Page Count: 400
Source: ARC Kindly Provided by Publisher via NetGalley
Young Adult - Fantasy
Tea lives in a land where magic is commonplace. Many witches deal in the four elements of wind, earth, water, and fire. On rare occasions, other forms of magic manifest. Tea finds out at a young age that she is one of these rare sorts; she is a necromancer, a bone witch. Her kind is both revered and feared. Her village shuns her when she raises her older brother, Fox, after dies in battle. Her parents and siblings are horrified by what she has done, but her brother was a willing participant.
Tea's magic calls the powerful Lady Mykaela to her. Lady Mykaela plans to teach Tea how to control her powers and use them against the beasts that terrorize the lands and kill those who attack them like Fox. Tea isn't thrilled by this as she's always expected to find more acceptable magic running through her veins like her older sisters. Tea has no desire to leave home, but she has no choice as she must be trained to control the dark side of her nature. It also wouldn't do any good to remain at home where the villagers would throw their discriminatory glares in her direction and shudder each time Fox passed. The bond between Tea and Fox transcends death; the loyalty and love between these two was one of the things I loved about this novel The pair follows Lady Mykaela and Tea's adventure begins.