Tea is a bone witch with the dark magic needed to raise the dead. She has used this magic to breathe life into those she has loved and lost…and those who would join her army against the deceitful royals. But Tea's quest to conjure a shadowglass—to achiev ...more
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1.) The Bone Witch ★★★★
2.) The Heart Forger ★★★★★
“There are worse things than black heartsglass, Tea. Silver is just as capable of hate.”
Most of you know this The Bone Witch trilogy is a series I hold very close to my heart, but I truly have been looking at this word document for the last twenty minutes completely unable to start this review. I’m not ready to say goodbye, and I’m equal parts in denial that it’s over, but in awe of ...more
The Bone Witch, stripped down to its barest bones, is about a girl and her brother - about relearning what it is to be family.
The Heart Forger is about loving someone despite their flaws and disagreements - about how living separate lives does not mean the lessening of bonds.
And the Shadowglass will be about ...more
A bittersweet but a stellar conclusion for The Bone Witch trilogy.
The last leg on Tea’s journey rendered me speechless. Though I anticipated what’s coming for her, I sobbed like a baby. It was heart-wrenching especially Tea shared a strong bond with everyone. You can’t help rooting for her throughout the book.
This finale is both character & plot driven ...more
My body, heart and soul were not ready for the final book.
I procrastinated reading The Shadow Glass because this is the end. The End. THE END.
It's a week after finishing the last book in The Bone Witch trilogy and mere hours before this review is going live and I'm sitting here going: OH. MY. GOD. What are words even? Can I come back when my te ...more
“I am sorry about many things, but I am not sorry about this.”
I’ve been trying to write this review for a few minutes now, but I still can’t convey the words to describe this third and final book. I really can’t understand how this trilogy is so underrated, because I truly believe this is one of the best YA fantasy stories out there. Rin Chupeco has created a powerful story with an intricate world-building, complex siblings relationships, a beautiful and heartbreaking romance, and an outstandi...more
Book 4 is uncalled for.
Book 4 should not exist at all.
Book 4 is stretching the plot too far.
I'd like to say I won't read Book 4 but that'd be kinda impossible.
I'm gonna read Book 4. I just hope Rin Chupeco has no plans of writing Book 5.
I definitely won't read Book 5.
I’m captivated with The Bone Witch because of the realistical way Chupeco crafted her characters particularly Tea. I love our heroine who’s lured by the dark magic within her, and she’s not afraid to embrace it. She’s vengeful, and ...more
I just... don't care enough to finish this. The first 80-90 pages were decent and quite the improvement upon Bone Witch and Heart Forger, but the rest of what I read was more of the same horrid writing, lifeless characters, pointless worldbuilding and an untameable need to make Tea look like the best ever. I didn't even get to the Likh (view spoiler)[who comes out as trans later on in the book (hide spoiler)] and Khalad bits I heard about (they are my faves, but at what cost)!
This "review" was also posted on my blog Tecsielity.
What am I even supposed to say about this?
Now back to me having a crisis over trying to review this book. It’s been a few weeks since I read the book so details are starting to be a little hazy, but I’ll try my best. All I can really say is that Shadowglass was such a good ending to the trilogy. I got a little worried towards the end about how everything could possibly be wrapped up with the amount of ...more
“The darkness was inside me, I think, long before I raised my brother from the dead. My silver heartsglass merely gave it a mouth, made the darkness realize that it too can hunger…"
4.5 Stars. I'll be honest: The Shadowglass felt like a three-star book for a majority of my reading experience. However, I think I can completely attribute that to the circumstances behind me reading this. I was in a bad mood and I read 1/3 of it i ...more
"Have you ever loved anyone so fiercely you were afraid it might shatter you?"
Fellow book lovers, one of my all-time favorite series has finally come to an end. Rin Chupeco deserves a standing ovation. This trilogy is nothing short of phenomenal. It captured my attention from the very first page and it still hasn’t quite let me go. In all honesty, I don’t think this series will ever release me from its ...more
*Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy
The Shadowglass is the third and final installment in author Rin Chupeco's The Bone Witch trilogy. This captivating fantasy series features Persian and Asian influences, while focusing on witches, curses, and resurrection. In the Eight Kingdoms, none have greater strength or influence than the asha, who hold elemental magic. But only a bone witch has the power to raise the dead. Tea of the Embers has used this dark magic to br ...more
- Despite my rating, I did enjoy this. I enjoyed the ending and what everything escalated to and the overarching theme of The Shadowglass. (view spoiler)[That, in the end, Tea did it for love... and that was such a powerful and beautiful thing. (hide spoiler)]
- Something that I loved about the second book, The H ...more
“I will save the kingdoms, and I will save you in the process, and maybe I will save the bits and pieces of myself that need rescuing too.”
The Shadow Glass follows Tea, a bone witch with the power to raise the dead. She's used this magic to bring her brother back from the dead, as well as those who will be helpful to her and join her army to fight the royals. But Tea's journey to find a shadowglass—to achieve immortality for the one person she loves most in the world—threatens to destroy ...more
Well, I finally made it to the end! I didn’t really enjoy this one as much as the first two books of the trilogy, but this was much more complex! Was it my fault? I have no idea!
The Shadowglass is the conclusion to the epic journey of our beloved Bone witch, Tea. In the first book, The Bone Witch, we got to learn about the world of Asha, skilled witches that resemble geisha a lot! They fight, they throw magic spells, they dance and entertain, they are political ad ...more
I am definitely not ready for it to be over. I've had the ARC for a few months (by the time you read this it will have been SO many months) and it's why I put it off so long. I can't even handle how much this book will wreck me. I am in love with The Bone Witch trilogy from the smallest details, Rin's dedications, all the way to the larger themes of ambitious girls and unfair ...more
The second book, The Hear Forger, is going to be one of my favorite YA fantasy reads for a long time still. I reread my favorite passages before diving into the last one, had to be done.
And so, it is wi ...more
Tea is committed to her search for shadowglass, even if it means severing ties with her old friends and the asha-ka and leaving cities burning in her wake. Between the Faceless and the elders, she’s lost everything: her brother, her love, her health, and her sanity, and she’ll stop at nothing to right the wrongs done against bone witches across ...more
It has been a while since I binge read a series and said, "I'M IN SO MUCH PAIN GIVE THESE BOOKS MORE LOVE AND ATTENTION YOU COWARDS!!!"
I only started reading The Bone Witch series a month ago but I find myself so attached to this trilogy now that I consider it to be one of the best YA Fantasy series out there.
The Shadowglass tied up the missing links to Tea's tale seamlessly all the while making me fee ...more
…and in gaining, she ...more
Rep: It is an Asian fantasy written by an Asian author; there is a sapphic side couple, and also features a trans character and another queer character.
It's a testament to how much I loved this series that I feared ever reading this book. Because this book meant I would come close to the conclusion, to the pain that started Tea's journey in the first book, when she truly became the feared Dark Asha everyone was waiting her to be. Mu ...more
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
The inseparable siblings, Tea, and Fox have come such a long way from when this trilogy had started. Tea is not the lost little girl she once was. She is now a powerful Bone Witch and knows exactly what she wants. Fox, on the other hand, from the subdued and quiet brother to a very confident man. Both their characters have evolved so much. Their ...more
I can't find the words. I can't find the words to say goodbye. This series meant so much to me and now it's over.
Thank you Tea, Kalen, Fox, Khaled, Likh, Zoya, Shadi, Mykkie, Inessa and everyone else (except a certain betrayer we won't mention because the anger i ...more
Despite an unsettling resemblance to Japanese revenants, Rin always maintains her sense of hummus. Bo ...more