Review – Silver in the Bone by: Alexandra Bracken

A series opener inspired by Arthurian legend and fueled by love, revenge, and pure adrenaline!

Tamsin Lark didn’t ask to be a Hollower. As a mortal with no magical talent, she was never meant to break into ancient crypts, or compete with sorceresses and Cunningfolk for the treasures inside. But after her thieving foster father disappeared without so much as a goodbye, it was the only way to keep herself—and her brother, Cabell—alive.

Ten years later, rumors are swirling that her guardian vanished with a powerful ring from Arthurian legend. A run-in with her rival Emrys ignites Tamsin’s hope that the ring could free Cabell from a curse that threatens both of them. But they aren’t the only ones who covet the ring.

As word spreads, greedy Hollowers start circling, and many would kill to have it for themselves. While Emrys is the last person Tamsin would choose to partner with, she needs all the help she can get to edge out her competitors in the race for the ring. Together, they dive headfirst into a vipers’ nest of dark magic, exposing a deadly secret with the power to awaken ghosts of the past and shatter her last hope of saving her brother. . . .

“People search outside, and they search in, but never the between. That’s where the truth is hidden, where no one thinks to look.”
Alexandra Bracken. Silver in the Bone (Kindle Location 1484). Kindle Edition.

Oh. My. Goodness. Gracious… Silver in the Bone was something else. It was magical, thrilling, heart-pounding… and every amazing adjective I could come up with. Having to wait for the second book might crush my soul a little. Alexandra Bracken is by far a wizard of her craft. 

With our characters, I honestly had to keep second-guessing myself. Some I grew to love, only to suspect, then to hate, then to question myself yet again. All of our characters presented along the way are so complex in a variety of ways. I had so many theories about each: Tamsin, Emrys, Cabell, Nash, Cait, Olwen, Bedivere… the list just goes on and yet each time I was not quite right.

I will say… chapter 39 made my heart soar and then a few chapters later Alex broke me. All I can say is I am very curious about Emry’s and cannot wait to see what we see of him in future books. Same goes for some of our other characters as well.

Lets just keep on with the compliments, shall we? THE LORE. No pun intended as she also has a (AMAZING) book named “Lore”, but Alexandra Bracken absolutely took the lore of King Arthur and bent and twisted into something insanely ravishing. The story you’ve heard becomes just so much more in Silver in the Bone.

Overall, my jaw dropped about 18 ways to Sunday by the end of this book. Even the very last line leaves you reeling with something between wtf and “I knew it”! I cannot give enough praise to this darkly-crafted, wonderfulness of a book. I absolutely will be not-so-patiently awaiting the next one. Absolutely all the stars.

5 out of 5 splatters –

Published by Jena Freeth

30. Boy mom. Book lover. Fitness junkie. Shopaholic.

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