Young Adult Book Review of Bone Crier’s Moon by Kathryn Purdie
I got this beautiful edition of The Bone Crier’s Moon by Kathryn Purdie in an Owl Crate box last year, because yes, I am a sucker for bookish goodies. Give me not only pretty editions signed by the author, and gorgeous smelling candles to go along with them. Anyway, I digress. I’m here to talk about Bone Crier’s moon, which I finally picked up the other week. And guess what, I loved it!
Bone Crier’s Moon is a young adult fantasy novel that is full of unique mythology and world building. It circles around three narrators: Sabine and Alisse, two Bone Crier’s about to complete their right of passage, and Bastien, sworn enemy of the Bone Crier’s. I wasn’t sure I’d like so many narrators in one book, especially since they are all written in first person, but I found that each voice was unique enough that it flowed well. I enjoyed experiencing the story from all the different angles. Another thing I enjoyed about this book was the mix with French culture and language.
Bone Crier’s Moon is full of magic and weaves a rich, fast-paced, and enjoyable story. The romance was believable and star-crossed. The magic was definitely a bit on the dark side, so if you like light and sparkly magic only, then this might not be your thing. But if, like me, you like things to be a bit on the dark side, then this book is a good read. For more information, you can check out this book’s Goodreads page here. And don’t forget, you find my reviews on other great young adult books on my My Thoughts on Books page.
Have you read it? What did you think?