Silver in the Bone, Alexandra Bracken

About the Book

Born without a trace of magic, Tamsin Lark is no match for the sorceresses and Hollowers who populate the magical underground of Boston. But when the only parent she’s ever known disappears without so much as a goodbye, she has no choice but to join in their cutthroat pursuit of enchanted relics to keep herself—and her brother, Cabell—alive.

Ten years later, rumors are swirling that her guardian found a powerful ring from Arthurian legend just before he vanished. 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. . .

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Releasing April 4th


My Thoughts

When the blurb mentioned Merlin and Arthur, I knew I needed to read this. Even when the reading was a challenge, I never once wanted to put the book down. Bracken has woven magic and lore intricately into this storyline. There are always new elements to discover, obstacles to face, and new characters to draw you in.

Tamsin is a complex character to love. She has walls that are so tall and thick that she won’t let them down for anyone. She’s written so well that you don’t have to love all of her choices because you can appreciate them because of the reason those walls are in place. The book is light on the Arthurian elements but makes up for it in other ways.

The ending left me with so many feelings and nowhere to put them. While I don’t wholly love the cliffhanger, I was expecting it, as cliffhangers are often plot devices used in fantasy. And as I gave this 5 stars, I’m not letting it stop me from wholly enjoying this read. Thank you, Random House Children’s, for sending this over.


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