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 ...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. Ms ...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. ...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 whe ...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 outstan...more
I’m not exaggerating when I say that I’m making it my lifetime mission to recommend this series to everyone until my dying breath. My grandchildren and my great great great great great grandchildren shall read this astounding book and I’ll crawl out of my grave if I must.
”And I will kill anyone standing between us, even if I have to crawl out of my grave to do so.”
The Shadow Glass is the perfect yet bittersweet conclusion to T ...more
Tea is an ultimate anti-heroine who doesn't care what anyone else thinks of her - even if sometimes, it's her closest that lets her down - she's definitely someone with conviction and a strong mo ...more
Such a satisfying conclusion to what has been one of my favorite fantasy series. Maybe the pacing suffered a bit in the beginning, but it improved so much. This series was always about different kinds of love, and the strength that we can draw from them, and it was absolutely beautiful to see such earnest love in every single page. There were different kinds of representation and diversity throughout the story, which was so amazing as well. Of course, I also enjoyed the magical aspe ...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 ...more
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
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)!
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
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So... The Shadowglass .
If you're a regular follower of the shenanigans here at The Moonlight Library, you will likely be aware that when I listened to The Bone Witch and The Heart Forger on audiobook, I kind of lost my shit.
This series is AMAZING. The world building is so rich and detailed, the characters are fully formed, with motivations that affect the plot, which itself is full of twists and action and ro ...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
"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
The Shadowglass is the third and final book in the Bone Witch trilogy, and it finally has the two stories of Tea tying together. It's really action packed, which sometimes left me a little tired. I'm not a huge fan of non stop action.
Also sometimes I got confused between the past and the present, like when they were fighting the Drychta army in both times? I kept forgetting which was which, and only the presence of daeva made me remember which was which.
But the ...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
So The Shadow Glass was good. Not sure if it was better than the second book but it was better than the first. Heck, anything at this point was better than the first book. In it, you are still with the same gang but Tea is definitely going through some trials on her own. It kind of feels like she has the whole weight of the world on her shoulders and she's just trying to save her loved ones.
I will even admit that so much happen in this last book ...more
rep: (view spoiler)[Asian-coded setting & cast; trans female major char [Likh], MLM major char [Khalad], trans F/M relationship, WLW minor characters [Zoya & Shadi], minor F/F relationship, diverse minor char's (hide spoiler ...more
I can't even begin to describe how glad I am that I decided to read this saga. It may not be the most famous out there, but I was mesmerized by this story and this mythology.
This series progressed so much from the first book and it got better and better with every installment. It is very rare that I like the last book in a series the best, but this was the case. The finale was so well thought-out that I totally believe Chupeco envisioned how this story would end ...more
In book 2 I enjoyed the 'then and now' story format. Tea is telling her story to a Bard so we get to see two very different tales unfolding. In book 3, the two stories are getting closer together chronologically an ...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
this has been one of the most beautiful and lyrical series i've ever read. the worldbuilding, the character development, and the plot was so intricately written and it all came together so beautifully at the end. tea's story will forever hold a place in my heart. ...more
Despite an unsettling resemblance to Japanese revenants, Rin always maintains her sense of hummus. Bo ...more