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“Crown of Bones” by A.K. Wilder

Hey guys! Hope everyone is having a good weekend so far! I’ve got another book review to share with you all today so I hope you enjoy it!

First of all, look at that cover!! Gorgeous, right?!

4/5 stars

            I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

            Ash is a non-savant. She can’t raise a phantom. She is a practiced wordsmith, but there’s a lot more to her than that, secrets that even she is unaware of. Marcus is the Heir to the throne of his kingdom, plus he raises a powerful warrior savant. Now, he just has to learn to control it. Along with a few others, they travel to the island of Aku for Marcus’s training. The journey there is harrowing, and the travelers learn that there is a very intense danger to them and to the kingdom. And Ash might be the key to saving them all.

            The magic system in this book is so cool and unique! Savants are those who can raise and control phantoms. The phantoms themselves have different appearances and abilities. In some ways, it reminds me of the Persona video games. This book has multiple POVs, mostly focusing on Ash and Marcus. Ash is rather amusing, and I was fascinated at monitoring Marcus’s progress with his phantom throughout the story. There are still a lot of secrets yet to be explained by the end of the book, but I’m looking forward to the next one! The only reasons it got a 4 instead of a 5 were that I had a hard time connecting to the characters and sometimes I felt lost in the world-building. However, the whole story is thrilling, and I can’t help but be drawn in by the magic system! I would definitely recommend reading this!


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