PH BLOG TOUR: THE SHADOW GLASS BY RIN CHUPECO || BOOK REVIEW + AESTHETIC BOARD

Hullo, bookdragons!

If you’ve been keeping up with all my screaming lately, you’ll be aware that I have completely fallen in love with Rin Chupeco’s The Bone Witch series. Thank you so much to Rin Chupeco, Sourcebooks Fire and Myrth for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this blog tour. Without this, I wouldn’t have discovered another epic series to cry and flail about.

I’ll be posting the blog tour schedule below so you can check out other bloggers’ posts too! Let’s support this book and send all our praises to my favorite three-headed dragon who can turn you into ashes in a blink but is still adorable all the same.

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The azi is basically Toothless with teeth + two more heads

(I will also be posting my first attempt at an aesthetic mood board below so just pretend you like it and we can call this a day thank you very much)

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The Shadow Glass (The Bone Witch #3) by Rin Chupeco 

Publication date: March 5, 2019

ISBN: 9781492660606

Amazon Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indiebound

In the highly anticipated finale to the Bone Witch trilogy, Tea’s life—and the fate of the kingdoms—hangs in the balance 

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 achieve immortality for the one person she loves most in the world—threatens to consume her heart.

Tea’s black heartsglass only grows darker with each new betrayal. And when she is left with new blood on her hands, Tea must answer to a power greater than the elder asha or even her conscience…

Thank you to the publisher for giving me a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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It has been a while since I binge read a series and said, “I’M IN SO MUCH PAIN GIVE THESE BOOKS MORE LOVE AND ATTENTION YOU COWARDS!!!”

I only started reading The Bone Witch series a month ago but I find myself so attached to this trilogy now that I consider it to be one of the best YA Fantasy series out there.

MORE THOUGHTS ON THE SHADOW GLASS:

The Shadow Glass tied up the missing links to Tea’s tale seamlessly all the while making me feel as if I’ve run 10 miles with all the heavy breathing my lungs made while reading. It was THAT thrilling and breathtaking. I still loved the storytelling till the very end, with the flashbacks narrated by Tea and the present narrated by the Bard fitting perfectly.

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Reading this book made me feel as if I’ve been running ten miles per hour (or something)

It also showed more of the Seven Kingdoms that Rin Chupeco created vividly and I loved that very much. I’m still reeling from the complex world-building of this series rivaling even George R. R. Martin’s and Brandon Sanderson’s with its meticulous details. Each kingdom has its own mythology, political history and architecture. I am the kind of bookdragon who’s always thirsty for excellent worlds to get lost in and… THIS SERIES DEFINITELY KEPT ME HYDRATED, ADAM. No doubt about it.

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I also can’t deny that I loved all the character developments in this book. I understood Tea better here and it was only in this book that I grasped the scope of her connection with and love for Kalen.

Have you ever loved anyone so fiercely you were afraid it might shatter you? It was a blessing and a burden I carried.

Tea and Fox’s sibling relationship is also realistic in its ups and downs. I admire how Chupeco wrote Fox to be such a three-dimensional character with his misgivings and imperfections.

How can I also forget my love for the queer couples in this series? Shadi and Zoya make one of the best f/f pairs for they complement each other beautifully. HELLO TO LIKH AND KHALAD TOO. I was one step away from screaming at them to just admit they have feelings for each other. The both of them are just too pure okay?? I will take a bullet for them. Or, you know, shield them with runes because there are no guns in this world.

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There’s also a whole scene here where Tea was just full-on bookdragon mode and IT WAS SUCH A HUGE MOOD. Will forever live for that.

“Tea,” Althy said, “focus. Remember that we have a purpose in coming here.”

“Yes,” I found myself saying, “to read everything we can get our hands on.”

“Oh dear,” murmured my asha-sister. “We’ve lost her.”

The Shadow Glass gave me a lot of feels with all the plot twists and betrayals it held. It has a mix of mystery and magic that made my reading experience 100% memorable. This was the best conclusion I have hoped for and my heart is full of love for it.

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AESTHETIC MOOD BOARD 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Despite an unsettling resemblance to Japanese revenants, Rin always maintains her sense of hummus. Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, she keeps four pets: a dog, two birds, and a husband. Dances like the neighbors are watching. 
She is represented by Rebecca Podos of the Helen Rees Agency. She is also fond of speaking in the third person, and may as well finish this short bio in this manner. While she does not always get to check her Goodreads page, she does answer questions posed to her there as promptly as she is able to.
Find her at the following places: Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram | Blog
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BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE

02.19.2019
 
02.20.2019
 
02.21.2019
 
02.22.2019
 
02.23.2019

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That’s it!

I will certainly miss this world and all its characters. Nevertheless, I’m sure this won’t be the end. I will visit Tea’s tale over and over again because it’s what it deserves.

READ THIS SERIES IF YOU HAVEN’T YET. THE SHADOW GLASS GOES OUT ON MARCH 5, 2019. WATCH OUT FOR IT.

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Have you read The Bone Witch series? Are you excited for The Shadowglass? Do you often love books with dragons in them? Tell me some of your favorites!

31 thoughts on “PH BLOG TOUR: THE SHADOW GLASS BY RIN CHUPECO || BOOK REVIEW + AESTHETIC BOARD”

    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I enjoyed making the aesthetic board and your approval is making me so happy. Please read this series ASAP. It’s going to blow your mind.

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  1. Oh that quote:

    “Tea,” Althy said, “focus. Remember that we have a purpose in coming here.”
    “Yes,” I found myself saying, “to read everything we can get our hands on.”
    “Oh dear,” murmured my asha-sister. “We’ve lost her.”

    I love that it’s another “feels” review! And look at them people wanting to read it now. If you ant another “Dragon” series I might recommend you read The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica (7 books). It’s a little bit old (first book came out in 2006) but damn they were good. I love love dragon books.

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    1. Thank you again for including me in this tour! I’m really happy that people are listening to all my screaming to read this series. I think i’ve convinced quite a lot of bookdragons to give it a shot and my heart is so full.

      Also, I’ve heard of that particular dragon series and I hope I can read it soon!

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  2. Let’s scream together! THIS SERIES WAS AMAZING! I love that Likh finally came into her identity. Honestly, I cried a lot towards the end of the book.

    Books with dragons…hm…I’d recommend The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli. It has great characters and storytelling!

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    1. I’ve been recommended The Last Namsara so many times already! I BADLY NEED TO READ IT. Likh is one of my most favorite characters in this series. She is an inspiration 😭

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  3. You had already convinced me to check out this series before but you have made me want it even more now.
    I mean adorable, powerful dragon, sibling relationships, cute f/f relationships, character development and lots of gorgeous covers!! What more could I want??
    I kind of what to pick it up immediately but I may have to wait for money!! 😂
    I am so glad you enjoyed this book series and have told us about it!!
    Also I love the aesthetic board 😍
    Great post as always!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I understand the struggle of not having money to buy more books. It’s so inconvenient I just can’t—

      I really hope you get to read this series soon! You can also request it for your local library if it’s possible. That way you can read it without worrying about your bleeding bank account 😉

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  4. I already wanted to start the Bone Witch after you recommended it in twitter but after you talked about character development and her connection to her love interest I want to read it even more. Our YA book taste is pretty similar and you called this your favorite one. It must be awesome!

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  5. Your mood board: perfection. Your review: perfection. This series: the highest level of perfection achievable. I can’t think of anything else until I can get this final book in my hands. Its beautiful.

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  6. Ugh. I so HAVE to read this trilogy, now! Unfortunately, after a very look bookish slump, I’ve been in a mega-contemporary mood. So as to not taint my experience, I will wait until I’m all for fantasy again. (yeah haha I’m such a mood reader)

    I’m all about dragon books, tho! Somehow they’re super hard to find??? And ohmygod if these aren’t the best book covers ever 😍

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    1. I understand the struggle of a mood reader so well. I AM ONE. I’ve been in such a mood for fantasy books for always a year now actually 😂

      I hope you get to read this series soon! It deserves everything

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  7. Oh my Gooood. WILL FOREVER SCREAM MY HEART OUT FOR THESE BOOKS. The Shadow Glass both made and broke my heart! I loved when Tea became lost it books, haha! Totally relatable scene. And I cannot with Tea and Kalen. I adore them! If that isn’t true love, then I don’t know what it. Rin made me cry a lot! And I still have a hangover for this trilogy. Will definitely reread Tea’s story. And that ending!!! I was ugly crying while smiling crazy at the same time.

    This is such an awesome review, Rain! And your aesthetic board looks pretty awesome! Please bless me with that kind of cretivity!

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