Bone Crier's Moon

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Bone Crier's Moon ➵ Bone Crier's Moon Read ➼ Author Kathryn Purdie – Polishdarling.co.uk Bone ​Criers have a sacred duty They alone can keep the dead from preying on the living But their power to ferry the spirits of the dead into goddess Elara’s Night Heavens or Tyrus’s Underworld Bone ​Criers have a sacred duty They alone can keep the dead from preying on the living But their power to ferry the spirits of the dead into goddess Elara’s Night Heavens or Tyrus’s Underworld comes from sacrifice The gods demand a promise of dedication And that promise comes at the cost of the Bone Criers’ Bone Crier's Kindle - one true loveAilesse has been prepared since birth to become the matriarch of the Bone Criers, a mysterious famille of women who use strengths drawn from animal bones to ferry dead souls But first she must complete her rite of passage and kill the boy she’s also destined to loveBastien’s father was slain by a Bone Crier and he’s been seeking revenge ever since Yet when he finally captures one, his vengeance will have to wait Ailesse’s ritual has begun and now their fates are entwined—in life and in deathSabine has never had the stomach for the Bone Criers’ work But when her best friend Ailesse is taken captive, Sabine will do whatever it takes to save her, even if it means defying their traditions—and their matriarch—to break the bond between Ailesse and Bastien Before they all die.


10 thoughts on “Bone Crier's Moon

  1. jessica jessica says:

    this story is all about a doomed romance. i definitely believed the doomed part - from the very beginning you know it isnt going to end well for the characters. its the romance that i find less convincing.

    i just dont see any concrete proof, other than faith in an old belief/superstition, that bastien and ailesse are into each other. the idea of soulmates and bonds beyond anyones control can be romantic, but i just found this to be more of an eye-roll than anything. i have a prediction (actually more like wishful thinking) about how the second book will resolve this and its that (view spoiler)[bastien will realise his connection with jules truly is romantic (as it should be - i was totally rooting for them from the beginning) and ailesse will realise cas, her amouré, is truly her soulmate. (hide spoiler)]


  2. chan ☆ chan ☆ says:

    i can see it now: me nutting for this cover so hard that i read this book almost an entire year before it's released... and then have to wait 2 years before the sequel comes out


  3. Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin says:

    I got both of these books in an Owlcrate and FairyLoot box. They have some differences, both with sprayed edges and one with a poster under the dust jacket. I knew I wouldn’t like this book because of animal killings BUT, the book was boring as hell to me and I just didn’t like it.



    I would also like to beg the book world to let Charlie Bowater do all book covers so some that I love I can keep!! She does have art on Etsy and Society6 that I’m going to collect. As far as the book....no!



    Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾


  4. Samantha Samantha says:

    3.75 stars

    This had some elements I really loved: fated lovers; death magic; characters with a connection to the moon; thieves; strong lady friendship.. however some elements were weaker than others.

    The mythology, while really cool, felt incomplete at times. Bone Criers guide the dead to the underworld, and are all ladies that get their power from both the moon and animals that they wear the bones of. But, there were some elements of this mythology that seemed too simple and weren't explained. We may get more in the second book though.

    I wasn't thrilled about the female relationships as well, outside of the best friendship between the two main female characters. There's some jealousy between Ailesse and Bastien's lady best friend which felt over the top, and Ailesse's mother is a cold figure motivated by some classic tropes that made her feel one dimensional.

    This definitely feels slightly on the younger end of YA, especially with the big focus on the love story, but I still find the mythology intriguing enough (and I do love star crossed lovers) that I'd be willing to continue with this series.


  5. Andrea Ashwood Andrea Ashwood says:

    TRIGGER WARNING: Explicit scenes of animal hunting, murder and removal of their bones.

    Okay...
    So I'm debating whether to give it 3 stars or keep it at 4.
    I've just finished the book and I don't fully understand that it has already finished.
    I mean, I know it's the first part of a duology but I think I have been missing more information.
    I haven't finished believing the love story, which is bad, because it's the plot of the story.
    The only thing that makes me save the book enough is Sabine. Such a badass woman.
    Her growth in history is incredible and I loved it.
    She's definitely my favorite character without a doubt.
    Ailesse has been a fighter and I really liked her personality, her attitude, a very good main character.
    I loved the fight/action scenes, they are very well written.
    The story behind each mystery that arises is perfectly built.
    I also loved the construction of the fantastic/magical places and the peculiarities of these mythical beings, that are the Bone Criers.


    (About the warning: I don't think the scenes are very explicit, in fact I haven't had any problem reading it because I know in advance that it's fiction and my mind doesn't imagine these scenes in detail.
    I also prefer to warn you by exaggerating it a little more, than I really think it is, because there may be people who are more sensitive on certain topics.
    But in my opinion, if you situate yourself as fiction, you can read it with ease.)

    Review coming soon...


  6. ♡ Dakota ♡ (Sarcasm is my middle name) ♡ Dakota ♡ (Sarcasm is my middle name) says:

    The artist Charlie Bowater who did the cover of this book is too good for this planet. This book could suck ass but I will make room for it on my shelves. 50 shades will just have to sit on the floor.


  7. Cassie Cassie says:

    Thank-you, Edelweiss, for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review!

    I thoroughly enjoyed this and feel like it’s an easy story to read in one sitting. Not because it’s a simple story but because it’s addicting.

    The world is unique and so is the magic system. I've never read a book like this one, where the characters use animal bones and get strength and power from them depending on what animal it is they killed. I loved every minute of it.

    This story is full of star-crossed lovers, enemies to lovers, siblings, characters you can’t trust, and one hell of a compelling plot.

    I will for sure be buying myself a finished copy when it gets released in March 2020.

    -----------------------------------

    Okay, who gave someone the goddamn right to not only make this cover gorgeous, but to have it set to come out in 2020???

    I just wanna talk...


  8. Victoria Booklover Victoria Booklover says:

    Well, this is a first. Two stars always felt too harsh to me, but I just couldn’t with this book.

    It all stems from one very OBVIOUS thing that is lacking; character depth.

    Who was Aileese—besides a Bone Crier/Siren—you ask? I HAVE NO IDEA. She was literally just some girl had to kill some guy to secure her role in her society of Bone Criers. No depth to her character at all. We got no backstory, no unique traits, no development, no nothing.

    Who was Basiten—besides a wanted thief who also wanted revenge on the Bone Criers—you ask? I HAVE NO IDEA. He was literally just some guy who had to kill some girl for revenge. No depth to his character at all. We got no backstory, no unique traits, no development, no nothing.

    They were both so surface level that it hurt.

    The one ATTEMPT made at character development was only present in Sabine. A side character who went from being entirely afraid of everything involving death, to setting traps to kill people. Even the development there wasn’t enough for me, however. She was told some very...random truths which made her seem so gullible. She easily changed her mind and decided that she needed to be better at killing (which was her entire purpose), and her immense fear of killing was just...sort of...gone.

    But that’s just it; because I could literally give two shits about them, I could give literally two shits about their story.

    Sure, Basiten was some guy out for revenge because his father was killed. Cool. Got it. Let’s go get revenge. But let us ALSO hear more about that. Let’s plunge into what led you here in more depth. Let’s discuss how it affected you growing up not having a father, let’s hear more about your struggles, how you became this wanted thief and had to do shameless things to get by. It was literally mentioned twice that he “lived a hard life” and never again. Like that’s all the backstory we get? Not cool. That makes Bastien just some random who I could care less about.

    Same with Ailesse. She had a mother who was harsh, a future she didn’t want. Sure, she mentioned that. Sure, her mother came off as a grade-a bitch, but like GIVE ME MORE. There wasn’t much history about the Bone Crier’s either. Not enough to keep my interest, anyway. So just like Basiten, Ailesse became some random girl I could care less about.

    The plot overall could have been flushed out better. The constant fighting became stale real fast for me. It felt messy. Everyone just screaming “no don’t kill her” “no don’t kill him” and the author just using convenient ways for everyone to survive each encounter. It was...well, annoying, and I just wanted the book to end.

    I know that there will be a sequel, but this first installment didn’t captivate me enough to even consider continuing. And I hate that I have to say that.


  9. Umairah | Sereadipity Umairah | Sereadipity says:

    Bone Crier's Moon was a riveting read set in a French-inspired world about the lengths people go to for love and loyalty. The moon waxed and waned, the stakes were high and the relationships were compelling- I definitely thought it was a story with a lot of potential.

    Plot: 4/5
    Characters: 4/5
    Writing: 4/5

    Bone Criers or Ferriers were women who ferried the souls of the dead to either the Heavens or the Underworld every new moon. But to do this they had to complete a rite of passage that involved luring and killing their soulmate on a bridge. I did think that was a contradictory idea- murdering in order to ferry the dead. The idea was supposed to be that the Ferrier's had to give up something important to prove their dedication but surely the person dying is making more of a sacrifice than the Ferriers?

    The magic system was very novel where the Ferriers gained magical powers called graces from the bones of animals that they had killed depending on the strengths and skills of those particular animals. For example, if someone had the grace bone of a peregrine falcon they would get extra speed and the bone of a fire salamander would give a healing grace.

    Ailesse didn't just want to be a Ferrier, she wanted to be the best no matter what it took. Her drive to prove her worth and skill to her mother, the Matrone, and the rest of her famille meant that she never questioned their practices or the reasons behind them. But then Bastien took her hostage, getting in the way of the fate she had been preparing for as long as she could remember. As time passed and truths were uncovered, she realised that there could always be another way. Ailesse had the most subtle development, over the course of the book the pillars of her life crumbled and she had to trust in her own strength to get her through.

    Sabine was probably the most interesting character. I loved her strong friendship with Ailesse and how they loved each other unconditionally despite their differences. However, it was that strong love that led her to break through many of her moral boundaries to help her friend, almost becoming an entirely different person by the end. As she discovered more and more unsettling secrets her limits were tested more than ever before.

    For me, Bastien was probably the least developed character. He witnessed his father being killed by a Bone Crier at a young age and ever since he had been driven by a deep-seated desire for revenge. Therefore, he made it his mission to kill a Bone Crier. My problem with him was that I thought he discarded the anger that had been fuelling him for so long rather quickly, I think he should have experienced a greater conflict of emotions.

    I did like how he put his revenge behind him as he knew it was not going to make anything better. And I also thought him and Ailesse suited each other very much and the way they unwittingly chose each other and defied fate in doing so was cute. However, I think it all needed more development and needed to take more time. On another note, I really liked Bastien's friends, Jules and Marcel, and I hope they get even more of a role in the next book.

    Set in a dynamic world that went between the forest, the catacombs, the city and many different bridges, Bone Crier's Moon was a promising start to a duology about choosing one's own destiny and rethinking the ways of the past. I'm really excited to read the sequel and seeing where the story goes next!

    Thank you to Katherine Tegen Books for providing me with a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.


  10. Cindy ✩☽♔ Cindy ✩☽♔ says:

    6/12/19
    OMG, is this really happening? Am I actually loving this cover with cover models/character art? OMG I am!
    ---
    ...star-crossed lovers Ailith, a magical siren and soul-ferrier, and Bastien, her soulmate who's hell-bent on avenging his murdered father, are fated to kill one another.

    Am I the only one who kind wants it to end with one or both of them dying? I don't know I just want something that is actually dark. Anime gets away with it all the time, I think books can do the same.


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10 thoughts on “Bone Crier's Moon

  1. jessica jessica says:

    this story is all about a doomed romance. i definitely believed the doomed part - from the very beginning you know it isnt going to end well for the characters. its the romance that i find less convincing.

    i just dont see any concrete proof, other than faith in an old belief/superstition, that bastien and ailesse are into each other. the idea of soulmates and bonds beyond anyones control can be romantic, but i just found this to be more of an eye-roll than anything. i have a prediction (actually more like wishful thinking) about how the second book will resolve this and its that (view spoiler)[bastien will realise his connection with jules truly is romantic (as it should be - i was totally rooting for them from the beginning) and ailesse will realise cas, her amouré, is truly her soulmate. (hide spoiler)]


  2. chan ☆ chan ☆ says:

    i can see it now: me nutting for this cover so hard that i read this book almost an entire year before it's released... and then have to wait 2 years before the sequel comes out


  3. Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin says:

    I got both of these books in an Owlcrate and FairyLoot box. They have some differences, both with sprayed edges and one with a poster under the dust jacket. I knew I wouldn’t like this book because of animal killings BUT, the book was boring as hell to me and I just didn’t like it.



    I would also like to beg the book world to let Charlie Bowater do all book covers so some that I love I can keep!! She does have art on Etsy and Society6 that I’m going to collect. As far as the book....no!



    Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾


  4. Samantha Samantha says:

    3.75 stars

    This had some elements I really loved: fated lovers; death magic; characters with a connection to the moon; thieves; strong lady friendship.. however some elements were weaker than others.

    The mythology, while really cool, felt incomplete at times. Bone Criers guide the dead to the underworld, and are all ladies that get their power from both the moon and animals that they wear the bones of. But, there were some elements of this mythology that seemed too simple and weren't explained. We may get more in the second book though.

    I wasn't thrilled about the female relationships as well, outside of the best friendship between the two main female characters. There's some jealousy between Ailesse and Bastien's lady best friend which felt over the top, and Ailesse's mother is a cold figure motivated by some classic tropes that made her feel one dimensional.

    This definitely feels slightly on the younger end of YA, especially with the big focus on the love story, but I still find the mythology intriguing enough (and I do love star crossed lovers) that I'd be willing to continue with this series.


  5. Andrea Ashwood Andrea Ashwood says:

    TRIGGER WARNING: Explicit scenes of animal hunting, murder and removal of their bones.

    Okay...
    So I'm debating whether to give it 3 stars or keep it at 4.
    I've just finished the book and I don't fully understand that it has already finished.
    I mean, I know it's the first part of a duology but I think I have been missing more information.
    I haven't finished believing the love story, which is bad, because it's the plot of the story.
    The only thing that makes me save the book enough is Sabine. Such a badass woman.
    Her growth in history is incredible and I loved it.
    She's definitely my favorite character without a doubt.
    Ailesse has been a fighter and I really liked her personality, her attitude, a very good main character.
    I loved the fight/action scenes, they are very well written.
    The story behind each mystery that arises is perfectly built.
    I also loved the construction of the fantastic/magical places and the peculiarities of these mythical beings, that are the Bone Criers.


    (About the warning: I don't think the scenes are very explicit, in fact I haven't had any problem reading it because I know in advance that it's fiction and my mind doesn't imagine these scenes in detail.
    I also prefer to warn you by exaggerating it a little more, than I really think it is, because there may be people who are more sensitive on certain topics.
    But in my opinion, if you situate yourself as fiction, you can read it with ease.)

    Review coming soon...


  6. ♡ Dakota ♡ (Sarcasm is my middle name) ♡ Dakota ♡ (Sarcasm is my middle name) says:

    The artist Charlie Bowater who did the cover of this book is too good for this planet. This book could suck ass but I will make room for it on my shelves. 50 shades will just have to sit on the floor.


  7. Cassie Cassie says:

    Thank-you, Edelweiss, for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review!

    I thoroughly enjoyed this and feel like it’s an easy story to read in one sitting. Not because it’s a simple story but because it’s addicting.

    The world is unique and so is the magic system. I've never read a book like this one, where the characters use animal bones and get strength and power from them depending on what animal it is they killed. I loved every minute of it.

    This story is full of star-crossed lovers, enemies to lovers, siblings, characters you can’t trust, and one hell of a compelling plot.

    I will for sure be buying myself a finished copy when it gets released in March 2020.

    -----------------------------------

    Okay, who gave someone the goddamn right to not only make this cover gorgeous, but to have it set to come out in 2020???

    I just wanna talk...


  8. Victoria Booklover Victoria Booklover says:

    Well, this is a first. Two stars always felt too harsh to me, but I just couldn’t with this book.

    It all stems from one very OBVIOUS thing that is lacking; character depth.

    Who was Aileese—besides a Bone Crier/Siren—you ask? I HAVE NO IDEA. She was literally just some girl had to kill some guy to secure her role in her society of Bone Criers. No depth to her character at all. We got no backstory, no unique traits, no development, no nothing.

    Who was Basiten—besides a wanted thief who also wanted revenge on the Bone Criers—you ask? I HAVE NO IDEA. He was literally just some guy who had to kill some girl for revenge. No depth to his character at all. We got no backstory, no unique traits, no development, no nothing.

    They were both so surface level that it hurt.

    The one ATTEMPT made at character development was only present in Sabine. A side character who went from being entirely afraid of everything involving death, to setting traps to kill people. Even the development there wasn’t enough for me, however. She was told some very...random truths which made her seem so gullible. She easily changed her mind and decided that she needed to be better at killing (which was her entire purpose), and her immense fear of killing was just...sort of...gone.

    But that’s just it; because I could literally give two shits about them, I could give literally two shits about their story.

    Sure, Basiten was some guy out for revenge because his father was killed. Cool. Got it. Let’s go get revenge. But let us ALSO hear more about that. Let’s plunge into what led you here in more depth. Let’s discuss how it affected you growing up not having a father, let’s hear more about your struggles, how you became this wanted thief and had to do shameless things to get by. It was literally mentioned twice that he “lived a hard life” and never again. Like that’s all the backstory we get? Not cool. That makes Bastien just some random who I could care less about.

    Same with Ailesse. She had a mother who was harsh, a future she didn’t want. Sure, she mentioned that. Sure, her mother came off as a grade-a bitch, but like GIVE ME MORE. There wasn’t much history about the Bone Crier’s either. Not enough to keep my interest, anyway. So just like Basiten, Ailesse became some random girl I could care less about.

    The plot overall could have been flushed out better. The constant fighting became stale real fast for me. It felt messy. Everyone just screaming “no don’t kill her” “no don’t kill him” and the author just using convenient ways for everyone to survive each encounter. It was...well, annoying, and I just wanted the book to end.

    I know that there will be a sequel, but this first installment didn’t captivate me enough to even consider continuing. And I hate that I have to say that.


  9. Umairah | Sereadipity Umairah | Sereadipity says:

    Bone Crier's Moon was a riveting read set in a French-inspired world about the lengths people go to for love and loyalty. The moon waxed and waned, the stakes were high and the relationships were compelling- I definitely thought it was a story with a lot of potential.

    Plot: 4/5
    Characters: 4/5
    Writing: 4/5

    Bone Criers or Ferriers were women who ferried the souls of the dead to either the Heavens or the Underworld every new moon. But to do this they had to complete a rite of passage that involved luring and killing their soulmate on a bridge. I did think that was a contradictory idea- murdering in order to ferry the dead. The idea was supposed to be that the Ferrier's had to give up something important to prove their dedication but surely the person dying is making more of a sacrifice than the Ferriers?

    The magic system was very novel where the Ferriers gained magical powers called graces from the bones of animals that they had killed depending on the strengths and skills of those particular animals. For example, if someone had the grace bone of a peregrine falcon they would get extra speed and the bone of a fire salamander would give a healing grace.

    Ailesse didn't just want to be a Ferrier, she wanted to be the best no matter what it took. Her drive to prove her worth and skill to her mother, the Matrone, and the rest of her famille meant that she never questioned their practices or the reasons behind them. But then Bastien took her hostage, getting in the way of the fate she had been preparing for as long as she could remember. As time passed and truths were uncovered, she realised that there could always be another way. Ailesse had the most subtle development, over the course of the book the pillars of her life crumbled and she had to trust in her own strength to get her through.

    Sabine was probably the most interesting character. I loved her strong friendship with Ailesse and how they loved each other unconditionally despite their differences. However, it was that strong love that led her to break through many of her moral boundaries to help her friend, almost becoming an entirely different person by the end. As she discovered more and more unsettling secrets her limits were tested more than ever before.

    For me, Bastien was probably the least developed character. He witnessed his father being killed by a Bone Crier at a young age and ever since he had been driven by a deep-seated desire for revenge. Therefore, he made it his mission to kill a Bone Crier. My problem with him was that I thought he discarded the anger that had been fuelling him for so long rather quickly, I think he should have experienced a greater conflict of emotions.

    I did like how he put his revenge behind him as he knew it was not going to make anything better. And I also thought him and Ailesse suited each other very much and the way they unwittingly chose each other and defied fate in doing so was cute. However, I think it all needed more development and needed to take more time. On another note, I really liked Bastien's friends, Jules and Marcel, and I hope they get even more of a role in the next book.

    Set in a dynamic world that went between the forest, the catacombs, the city and many different bridges, Bone Crier's Moon was a promising start to a duology about choosing one's own destiny and rethinking the ways of the past. I'm really excited to read the sequel and seeing where the story goes next!

    Thank you to Katherine Tegen Books for providing me with a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.


  10. Cindy ✩☽♔ Cindy ✩☽♔ says:

    6/12/19
    OMG, is this really happening? Am I actually loving this cover with cover models/character art? OMG I am!
    ---
    ...star-crossed lovers Ailith, a magical siren and soul-ferrier, and Bastien, her soulmate who's hell-bent on avenging his murdered father, are fated to kill one another.

    Am I the only one who kind wants it to end with one or both of them dying? I don't know I just want something that is actually dark. Anime gets away with it all the time, I think books can do the same.


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