Review: The Bound Witch by Ivy Asher

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Guys. It happened. I reached the end of the Osseous Chronicles. If you’ve been following along, you’d know that I went absolutely nut-shit over The Bone Witch and The Blood Witch. Now, it’s time to move on to the final installment of the trilogy, The Bound Witch

Please be advised that this review has some spoilers in it! Carry on at your own risk!

Lennox Osseous, the bone witch, died. With her final breath, she told Rogan Kendrick the truth about how she felt about him. While he may have deserved one last barb about how he’s an insufferable git, she told him she loved him. And then, suddenly, she’s back, waking up in a morgue. She finds herself back with Rogan, ready to take on the Council and anyone else who foolishly stands in their way. Their story will end, one way or the other. They can only hope that in their pursuit of justice, more people don’t get hurt.

As far as satisfying endings, The Bound Witch certainly gave me what I was looking for. I won’t spoil the details, but I learned that the term “justice boner” is really a thing. I loved the world and the meticulous crafting that went into weaving our web of characters and conflicts. I found this book utterly without fault. Except

Well, the romance between Rogan and Lennox. I know this is probably going to be a wildly unpopular opinion. But just… hear me out. 

Rogan was, quite frankly, a bit of a soggy bottom for the first two books. Sure, we saw some softening in key moments, but he was always hellbent on ensuring his brother’s well-being, even if it meant throwing Lennox to the wolves.

I can see Lennox forgiving him for his foibles. The fact that she decided to take a chance on him isn’t what I find worth critiquing. It was how Rogan’s entire demeanor seemed to change. He went from brooding and sometimes downright unpleasant to a lovesick puppy dog. Sure, there is an argument to be made that Lennox had passed away, and that left him with some uncomfortable feelings and realizations, but it made me fall a bit out of love with Rogan—the grump to Lennox’s sunshine. I just wish there was still a bit more of that Grinchly charisma to carry us to the end. 

Overall, though, I absolutely loved this series. So much so that I have every intention of purchasing the hard copies, despite having read these books on my e-reader. For anyone who loves a witchy romance with some spice and a grumpy-sunshine dynamic, this series will definitely be for you!

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