Giveaway Winner & Book Review: The Heart Forger

Happy Tuesday! I hope your week is off to a good start! The week will be off to an even better start for the lucky person who wins a copy of I’m a Duck…drum roll please…

Congratulations to Marty! You have won a copy of I’m a Duck courtesy of Candlewick Press.

Thanks to everyone who commented, and don’t miss out on the next giveaway starting April 6th. I’ll be sharing a fantastic picture book about puppies and an interview with author Deborah Diesen. Get excited!

And now, a new review for fans of dark fantasy…


The Heart Forger (2018, Sourcebooks Fire, Young Adult Fantasy)

the heart forger

From the publisher:

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.

Review:

The Heart Forger, written by Rin Chupeco, is the sequel to The Bone Witch, a book I reviewed and loved last year. This highly anticipated sequel does not disappoint. The sequel picks up where the previous book left off and continues with more action and a bit faster pace than the first book. Readers will be pleased to find Tea as fierce and independent as ever, plus minor characters get more face time. The book follows the format of the first book where the past and present are told in alternating chapters and the timelines continue to move toward a point where they converge, however this book still does not reach a point where the reader learns the entire story.

Readers definitely need to read The Bone Witch prior to reading this sequel for the story to make sense, and if it’s been a while since reading The Bone Witch, readers might even need to reread it. Teen and adult fans of fantasy will enjoy this gripping new adventure from Rin Chupeco. Recommended for readers ages 13 and up due to dark themes.

5 stars dark as night to guide Tea on her way


The Heart Forger is available now from Amazon!

And if you’re new to the series, check out the book that started it all…The Bone Witch!


Thank you to the publisher for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.