The Bone Witch (The Osseous Chronicles #1) by Ivy Asher
I never thought in a million years that the bones would choose me.
The power, the magic, was supposed to go to someone else in the family. I was counting on it.
But now my Grammy Ruby is gone, and here the bones sit on my kitchen table.
I thought bitter relatives would be my biggest problem. But I’ve barely had time to find a familiar before trouble comes a-knocking. The kind that possesses smoldering green eyes and a smile that can turn any woman dumb.
His name is Rogan Kendrick, and he’s certain that someone is hunting down and taking my kind.
According to him, I’m next.
This is a world that I never wanted to be a part of, but magic gives no fucks and takes no prisoners… At least we have that much in common.
I don’t know what my ancestors were thinking when they chose me, but I’m going to give them a run for their money. My name is Lennox Osseous, but you can call me the Bone Witch.
Overall I liked this book. It seemed a bit more mature and complex than Ivy Asher’s usual books, which I appreciated. Lennie is surprisingly chosen as next in line to be the Bone Witcher. She has never taken her education and schooling on the subject seriously, because why would the bones choose her when her know it all cousin exists? Low and behold, Lennie is now the head of the Osseous line and has to navigate learning her new powers in a world she doesn’t know much about and facing a crisis.
Lennie is pretty scrappy of a character, though I found her lack of interest in her family’s work a little annoying. She has a very interesting family dynamic, which was quite entertaining, and while I did find her a bit annoying and naive at times, she was overall a fun, enjoyable character to read about.
I really don’t like Rogan. He did some shady things and then the Asher wrote ‘excuses’ for him as if that makes it all okay. I really hate that trope, when in my opinion, if you are somewhat of a shitty character to start, the only way to redeem yourself is through actions, so I guess we will see in later books if he does (especially to my standards of redemption.)
The plot if full of action and fairly fast paced. It deals with secrets on all sides and is a bit funny at times, though I do think Asher was trying to hard to incorporate humor and pop culture references.
The book left off on a bit of a cliffhanger so I am dying to see what happens next. This book is available on Kindle Unlimited. Let me know what you guys think of the book!