The Heart Forger (The Bone Witch, #2) by Rin Chupeco

The Heart Forger (The Bone Witch, #2)

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 ...

Details The Heart Forger (The Bone Witch, #2)

TitleThe Heart Forger (The Bone Witch, #2)
Release DateMar 20th, 2018
PublisherSourcebooks Fire
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Young Adult Fantasy

Reviews The Heart Forger (The Bone Witch, #2)

  • Melanie
    ARC provided by Sourcebooks in exchange for an honest review.1.) The Bone Witch ★★★★ “I suppose the trouble began again when I tried raising a king from the dead.” This series means so much to me. I loved The Bone Witch so much, but The Heart Forger is now in a tier by itself. This is the type of book that makes you wish there were more than fives stars, because it just feels like it deserves something more. It was glorious perfecti...
  • Cesar
    4 starsAfter procrastinating for the last few weeks, I'm glad to say I finished reading The Heart Forger and I loved it. Much better than the first book.Tea's story from being this young girl discovering she's a necromancer to this dark anti-hero was so well and I want more.Since this is a sequel, I won't go into that much detail about the plot, but I will say my overall thoughts and feelings.So, was the Heart Forger better than The Bone Witch? Y...
  • Erin
    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review.The sequel to The Bone Witch, a fantasy series that I started last year but that I had obviously forgotten that I struggled with the storyline. But I had stated in my review of book one that I was intrigued enough to see where Rin Chupeco would take Tea, her brother Fox, Kance/Kalen/Khalad, and the rest of the cast. We have the future Tea telling her tale to the Bard and t...
  • Kaycee Bowick (Off_The_Press)
    The Bone Witch Series1.) The Bone Witch ★★★.52.) The Heart Forger ★★★★.5You know... I was reading over the synopsis on Goodreads just now and feel like it really doesn't hold a flame to the events in this novel. Yet here I sit.. unable to come up with an adequate synopsis myself. So let's just cut to the chase--If you are reading this review, then you have more than likely already read The Bone Witch. You know the clifhanger. You...
  • Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookviews
    This review was originally posted on (un)Conventional Bookviews *I received a free copy of [title] from [publisher] via Netgalley. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *The Heart Forger is an amazing fantasy story, and I have to say I'm surprised by how much I loved it! Story: I was so curious about The Heart Forger, even if I didn't fall in love with The Bone Witch, I was very curious as to what would h...
  • Amanda Kratz
    Actual rating 4.5 why won’t it let me add half a star ugh I need this to happen.This is such a change from the first book. (I’m not complaining, mind you) but it doesn’t even feel like the same author.This was really good.The first book was so incredibly SLOW! Purple prose, detail detail detail, all world building. There were teases of a story in the first book but nothing really happened. A girl trained to be an asha (magical fighting geis...
  • Sarah
    I loved The Bone Witch so The Heart Forger was high up on my wish list for 2018 releases and I'm happy to say it surpassed all expectations. It took all the things I loved about the first book and then ramped them up to an even higher level, this book was much faster paced, had far more action, lots of twists and some fantastic monsters. I know some people didn't like the the slower pace of the first book but I thought that Rin Chupeco laid a bri...
  • Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
    I enjoyed this installment a lot more than the first. I think now that we are introduced to all of the characters, the story finally has room to expand and move. It seems that Tea, the bone witch, hovers between being a villain and a hero, and there's a love story brewing that I cheered for, as I ship these two characters together very much. The bard's story makes more sense in this installment, but it is an odd mesh of future and present that I ...
  • Aneta Bak
    I adored The Bone Witch, but I absolutely fell in love with The Heart Forger. This book was everything I wanted and more. I can't even describe how perfect it was.Tea has finally completed her army of the dead and daeva, and with Kalen and the Bard with her, she is finally read to star her war. As Tea and her army march towards Daanoris to begin her revenge, Tea continues explaining her story to the Bard starting from the time when Prince Kance f...
  • Meigan
    I’m such a huge fan of this series. Seriously. There are so many things to love, particularly the transformation of Tea, the Bone Witch, but the highlights for me are the sheer darkness of the story - from the dark magic and the resurrection of the dead, to the daeva, to the potential for darkrot and the depravity that comes along with it. But hands down, my favorite aspect of this story is the nonlinear narrative and how slowly, ever-so-slowly...
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  • Lilly (Lair Of Books)
    Buddy Read with Melanie
  • michelle (magicalreads)
    Sooooo it's been a bit since I've finished The Heart Forger and I'm still so in shock. I was lucky enough to read The Bone Witch as an ARC last year, and I wholeheartedly loved it. I was so excited for the sequel, and I was not disappointed! It's been almost a year since I've started this blog and The Bone Witch was actually one of the first reviews I posted, so this is really fitting.This book continues in the same style as the first one where t...
  • Jodie Humphrey
    Unfortunately this second instalment in The Bone Witch series was such a disappointment for me when compared with the first book. Which is such a shame as I absolutely LOVED the first one with a passion, wrote it a glowing review, have been recommending it to everyone, and have been eagerly waiting to see what would happen next for about year and a half. Now I wouldn’t say this was a BAD book. It’s perfectly fine. It’s alright. It just didn...
  • Jenny
    ❤❤❤❤❤-------This review was also posted on my blog Tecsielity.I read the first book of this series, The Bone Witch, last year and absolutely loved it so I’ve been really looking forward to The Heart Forger for months now and it didn’t disappoint!I struggled a little in the beginning because it had been so long since I read The Bone Witch and couldn’t remember exactly how it had ended and this book jumped straight to the action, bu...
  • Rachel Mans Mckenny
    A solid second book in this series, but not better than the original. This self-comparison is always the struggle when looking at fantasy series. Chupeco built her world even more clearly here, defining many important relationships and deepening the examination of political intrigue. The "past perspective" of this book kept me intrigued and reading, but the "current story line", told from the Bard's point of view, often lost my attention. Unlike ...
  • Rebecca Greer
    An intriguing tale that picks up where the last book left off an continues to leave you wanting more. Flipping back and forth from the past to the present through telling a character only known as the bard of the journey that led her to current events. Tea's story is one of twists and turns that often leave her as surprised as the reader. Her loyal friends often question her motives and fear that her dark powers are taking over. Tea must prove to...
  • Karissa
    4.5 starsThis is the second book in the Bone Witch trilogy. I absolutely loved the first book in this series. I ended up really enjoying the second book as well. The story again jumps between the present and the past. I still enjoyed this format quite a bit. There wasn't quite as much mystery and suspense in this book as in the first one because the present and past really start to come together as the story continues.This book continues to have ...
  • Shelley
    *Source* Edelweiss*Genre* Young Adult / Fantasy*Rating* 4.0*Thoughts*The Heart Forger is the second installment in author Rin Chupeco's The Bone Witch series. Rin Chupeco returns to the atmospheric and enchanting fantasy world she created that follows in the footsteps of the series starter, The Bone Witch. This captivating fantasy series features Persian and Asian influences, while focusing on witches, curses, and resurrection. The author once ag...
  • LaRonda (Flying Paperbacks)
    You can see my full review here!As the second installment the this series, I can say it is better than the first. All of my issues with the first one which wasn't many were improved in this one. Tea's character development, the expansion of the world and the inclusion of relationships that will possibly impact not only the main character and her choices, but the events in the story made this an unputdownable read. The romance is turned up a notch...
  • Heather (The Sassy Book Geek)
    Originally Posted On The Sassy Book Geek **** Huge thank you to Sourcebooks Fire for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review **** You can read my review of “The Bone Witch” here. After really loving the first book in this series “The Bone Witch” I was more than excited to continue on into “The Heart Forger”, however, I was a bit letdown with how slowly things developed in this book. I’m hoping to just chalk this...
  • Nannette Demmler
    I really enjoyed the first book in this series and this one did not disappoint! I know a lot of people had issues with the slowness of the first, and the pacing was better in this one. There is still the two narratives going, Tea’s story from the past and then the Bard’s tale from the present, which in this book got a little confusing, mostly because the two stories are beginning to catch up with each other, which made it a little harder to k...
  • Shannon
    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review.This sequel picks up where The Bone Witch left off. However, I struggled with past material. There isn't much mention of past events. A sentence or two about what the daeva look like or what they are, who some of the characters are would have been helpful. Most readers including myself read The Bone Witch over a year ago, so unless you just read it a...
  • Harker
    Tea's story, beginning in The Bone Witch, continues in this sequel that continues the dark path Tea began and walks ever further down as her asha powers grow.As terrifying as the descriptions of Tea are, as much horror as the citizens of the world might have in regards to bone witches and her in particular, there are moments when the reader sees a softness to her personality. Whether it is through the eyes of the Bard, who is telling the story a...
  • Jessie
    I received an ARC for an honest reviewI gave this books 4.5 stars. I’m still saving that last .5 of a star for the next (final?) book. This was the book I wanted after reading the first novel. The first book was good, but there was so much more than it could have had and I felt that the author finally took it up a notch in this book.The sequel follows our same cast and crew as the previous novel. It doesn’t pick up right after the end of the ...
  • Lauren (Northern Plunder)
    My review was first posted on Northern Plunder, you can read more of my reviews there too.Omg where do I even start with this review?How about the fact I’ve been up for close to 28 hours now. Not cause of the book, I’d finished that a few days prior. But because I’ve just travelled home from my vacation in Ohio.Future me maybe dont agree to things straight after your holiday (omg i have a book event tonight too oh no).Anyway now we are done...