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The Shadowglass

(The Bone Witch #3)

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  702 ratings  ·  157 reviews
In the highly anticipated finale to the Bone Witch trilogy, Tea’s life—and the fate of the kingdoms—hangs in the balance

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
Hardcover, 449 pages
Published March 5th 2019 by Sourcebooks Fire
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ARC provided by Sourcebooks in exchange for an honest review.

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
Rin Chupeco
Apr 19, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
EDIT: PRE-ORDERS AND GOODIES (pins! stickers! A short story from Kalen's POV!) AVAILABLE HERE:


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
Beatrice ~ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic
Thank you SourcebooksFire and Rin Chupeco for the ARC in exchange for an honest review and Myrth of Cliste Bella for hosting the PH Blog Tour!

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
Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts)
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.
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.
internal screaming sherlock
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
Raquel Flockhart
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
“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

Adah Udechukwu
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Shadowglass was good. I thought it would be the end of the series but the author had other ideas.
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.
Sue (Hollywood News Source)
"I have always known darkness. It has been my friend. Yet it has also been my enemy. Some days, it is a mist over my eyes, leaving me blind to what should be obvious. But some days, I wipe away that fog and see more clearly in its aftermath than I ever have before it."

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
DNF - pg. 180

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) and Khalad bits I heard about (they are my faves, but at what cost)!

Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm dead. Tea pls raise me.

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

This broke me. If I had a heartsglass, it would be shattered into perpetually bleeding shards stained with my tears.

I’m going to need a lot of time.

Review to follow.

Rating: 5 stars
* Read the full reviews in my natural habitat: The Bone Witch | The Heart Forger | The Shadow Glass
"I am sorry about many things, but I am not sorry about this."

“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
Skye ~ A Court of Binge Reading
***Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review***

"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
Feb 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
*Source* Publisher
*Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy
*Rating* 3.5-4


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
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my god. This is a masterpiece. Literally a masterpiece. Whatever’s left of my bleeding heart is now shattered. I can’t even😭

I highly recommend this series to everyone!!! Please read it ASAP!
CW (The Quiet Pond) ✨
Though it has a satisfying conclusion (and it did make me cry), The Shadowglass is a satisfactory ending to The Bone Witch series which, unfortunately, drags a bit too much for my liking.

- 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)
- Something that I loved about the second book, The H
Kiki Cole
Mar 03, 2019 rated it liked it
At first, I thought that this trilogy would not be for me, but then I picked up Heart Forger and found redeeming qualities that made me enjoy it. This action packed, fantasy trilogy involves slow burn romances, epic betrayals, and otherworldly magic that all combine to make this a story of major proportions. Tea is an intellectual, caring, and strong MC that is also diverse. I cannot get over the cover designs or the well crafted stories that Rin Chupeco has made and I am very thankful to be a p ...more
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars.

“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
Aug 29, 2018 rated it liked it
DRC received through Edelweiss!

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
Clephiro (The Book Coven)
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, fantasy, ya
Rin Chupeco is an absolute marvel with world-building. She has managed to create a beautiful and complex world including a detailed magic system, all the while telling this riveting story of a girl growing into her powers. The world of The Shadowglass is full of different countries, different cultures, and different people. These are genuinely imaginative lands with a basis in Asian culture. The only part of this book that was disappointing was knowing that my time in the world of The Bone Witch ...more
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
(Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

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
Anne Z.
Whenever you really love a series it is really difficult to write a review for the last book. It is no different here. I stumbled upon The Bone Witch by accident when the arcs were first going out and the second I finished the book I requested an arc for the second one. I really enjoyed the book.

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

Pretty heavy but necessary info dumping. But definitely the right ending for this series.
Carrie (brightbeautifulthings)
There are spoilers ahead for The Bone Witch and The Heart Forger. Trigger warnings: death, suicide mention, body horror, violence, blood, hallucinations.

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
Anthony ➳ KeepReadingForward ➳
That ending.....

Thank you to the publisher for giving me an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

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
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It started and ends in death. Rin Chupeco offers the conclusion to the riveting tale of Lady Tea of the Embers in the final book to her The Bone Witch Trilogy dubbed The Shadow Glass. Stakes are high as Tea hits a standstill as she is thrown in a swirling shroud of politicking, lies, and betrayal. In her quest to achieve shadowglass, fueled by her duty to protect the ones she love, her heartglass threatens to consume her as it is soaked darker while truths unfold before her.

…and in gaining, she
Warnings: physical violence, suicidal ideation, war, body horror

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
Under the Covers Book Blog
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it

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
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"To be perfect without suffering means no change. If you know neither hurt nor hardship, then you will not know the strength they can summon within a person. What is life's meaning if you cannot distinguish between happiness and sorrow?"

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
Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
I rate this book 2.5 stars. I guess it's taken me three books to be convinced this series is not for me. I kept hoping it would be different but to be honest, I'm not sure why it took three books to get where we are at the end of Shadowglass. The questions are the same (Is Tea really bad? Is there another bad guy? What the heck is going on with the Bard anyway?), and the arcs are not big enough in each book individually for it to make sense to draw it out this long. Since I was more annoyed then ...more
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Other books in the series

The Bone Witch (3 books)
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