The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco (non-spoiler review) // My First 5 Star Read Of The Year!

Title: The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco (book

Rating: 5 stars!


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.


The first book was really slow at the start but the writing was amazing and apart from that I did love it!


I loved it I loved it I loved it. It wasn’t slow at all. The tone is slow and languid, but this time the actual plot doesn’t drag. There was action and death and lots and lots of magic and court politics (which I lovee)


The writing again is so beautiful. It’s lush and descriptive and beautiful. The characters are so complex and layered. Plus there are so many important messages that you can draw from the book!


Tea: I love Tea! She’s the perfect protagonist. She’s extremely flawed too. She keeps on making stupid and irrational decisions but she does what she thinks is best for her loved ones. She does what she thinks is right + I love seeing her grow. I love seeing her deal with her power and fight against the dark magic. Plus, she’s almost kind of an anti-hero? It’s done so well and i can’t wait to read the third book to see what happens, because the excerpts before each chapter suggest that and I adore anti-heroes.

Fox: I love the sibling relationship and how deeply Fox and Tea care for each other. Fox is a really admirable character who lives everyday like it’s his last (haa get it? You will if you’ve read the book)

There’s a lot of representation in this series too. POC, LGBTQ. Themes of feminism and defying gender roles. 


Was done so so well! I am here for this and I ship it. I can’t say much, but it’s a love to hate slow-burn and all of my favourite things in one? Yes please.

TL;DR I said I would only recommend The Bone Witch if you were willing to put up with the slowness of book one, but honestly the second books makes up for that completely and ahh read this!

A shorter, bullet point review can be found on my Goodreads here.


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Have you read The Heart Forger? What about Rin Chupeco’s other books? Is it on your TBR? Are your opinions the same as mine? Or are they totally different?

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18 thoughts on “The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco (non-spoiler review) // My First 5 Star Read Of The Year!

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    1. Ahhh I an’t wait for the third book and yes! This book was so amazing! I really enjoyed the first book, but I found it so slow at the start and that brought the rating down a bit.

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    1. The first book was good as well, apart from how slow the start felt, but this was amazing! If you decide to read the series hope you enjoy!


    1. Thank you! The first book definitely drags at the start but the writing is so good! The kinda non-existent romance in the first book I wasn’t a fan of but it was so good in this one!

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    1. Hope you enjoy the series! The first book is The Bone Witch and the third book (The Shadowglass) comes out March 2019 🙂


  1. I loooooove how rave-y this review is. I also really liked the court politics, and yes, Tea is easily my favorite character of 2018!

    Fantastic review! I enjoyed reading it. ❤️


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