FFBC Review: The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco

Posted March 25, 2018 by Emily in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 1 Comment

FFBC Review: The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco

FFBC Review: The Heart Forger by Rin ChupecoThe Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco
Series: The Bone Witch #2
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on March 20th 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback
Source: the publisher
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In The Bone Witch, Tea mastered resurrection―now she's after revenge...

No one knows death like Tea. A bone witch who can resurrect the dead, she has the power to take life...and return it. And she is done with her self-imposed exile. Her heart is set on vengeance, and she now possesses all she needs to command the mighty daeva. With the help of these terrifying beasts, she can finally enact revenge against the royals who wronged her―and took the life of her one true love.

But there are those who plot against her, those who would use Tea's dark power for their own nefarious ends. Because you can't kill someone who can never die...

War is brewing among the kingdoms, and when dark magic is at play, no one is safe.

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Oh my gosh! The Bone Witch was one of my favorite reads last year. I loved the flash forward style, ALL of the Asha and Tea, the unreliable narrator. The Heart Forger has cemented it. I’m 100% in love with this series. Rin Chupeco has quickly become one of my favorite authors.

Book 2 picks up right where book 1 left off. Tea is in Kion and caught up with her crush on Prince Kance. In the flash future, she begins to march her army of daeva to an unknown location, telling the Bard that he won’t believe unless he sees for herself. SO much happens in this book, its obvious why it’s almost twice as thick as the first one. There is love and loss and we begin to see why Tea’s heartglass may turn black. It’s addicting right from the beginning and it doesn’t slow down for a second.

I’ve read some reviews that label this as a villain’s origin story. That Tea is the villain of the story and this is how she rises to power. I’m convinced that’s not true. I don’t believe it. From the beginning, I’ve thought that Tea is doing what’s right, regardless of the color of her heartglass and regardless of what the elders and the world has labeled her. Yes, she has a black heartglass and she has Daeva that are under her control but I don’t believe that anything that has happened is black and white. Reading this book, I’m still convinced there are reasons for her behavior and she’s actually saving the world. I can’t wait for book three to figure out how. If this isn’t true, i’m going to be so disappointed.

If you are a fan of the Grishaverse or the Shades of Magic series, you need to check out The Bone Witch immediately!


About the Author

Despite uncanny resemblances to Japanese revenants, Rin Chupeco has always maintained her sense of hummus  Raised in Manila, Philippines, she keeps four pets: a dog, two birds, and a husband. She’s been a technical writer and travel blogger, but now makes things up for a living. The Girl from the Well was her debut novel.


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One response to “FFBC Review: The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco

  1. Wonderful review! I agree with most of what you said, and like you, The Heart Forger really cemented my love for the series. While I was one of the people who referred to The Bone Witch as a villain’s origin story, I also acknowledged (in my review) that to refer to it as such oversimplifies too many things. Like you said, the story is not black and white, and in the same way, I think Tea is on the right path as well! But I said what I said because in the novel, she is perceived to be a villain by everyone else, but as we move along, we eventually come to learn that she’s more of an anti-hero rather than a villain. And she has great, compelling reasons to be vengeful towards certain institutions in society.

    Anyway, I’m glad to see that you enjoyed the book just as much as I did! Can’t wait for book 3. ❤️

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