by Rin Chupeco
Sourcebooks Fire, 2017, 411 pages Young Adult Fiction
Tea has a very strong gift for death magic which causes most of the people in her land to fear, avoid, and respect her. After raising her brother from the dead, Tea undergoes the training to become an Asha, someone who can wield elemental magic. She will have to face many obstacles and make choices that will impact the world.
This was a book with beautiful world building. Think Geishas with magic powers; it was absolutely fascinating exploring this world where magic and tradition are so saturated in the culture. This is not a standalone book, and because of this I am very excited for book two Rin has set up a fantastic story and I am excited to read the follow through.