While I do have the first book of The Bone Witch trilogy on my TBR, The Shadow Glass by Rin Chupeco has not yet found its way there. This is mainly due to the fact that I don’t know whether or not I will like the first book and, if I don’t, I have no intention of ever adding this one. And, if I’m being completely honest, I have to admit that the idea of necromancy is not one that really grabs my interest all that much. And the entire premise of the series is based on the idea of a young woman resurrecting her brother and learning that she has the ability to bring people back to life. While vaguely interesting, there’s a dark and grossness to that whole plot that doesn’t exactly appeal to me. So, ultimately, whether I read this book all depends on how well-written the first book is.
I have to pause for a moment to say, though, that I cannot quite get past the name of the main character. I’m hoping that there’s some sort of good reason for a character to be named “Tea,” but if it’s just some ridiculous attempt at being unique, I’ll probably pull my hair out. I’m sorry, but the name Tea just seems so awful and I can’t even begin. I’m hoping that this is just something I don’t fully understand and not literally a character named after somethin that people drink for no reason whatsoever. But, we’ll see.
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…
What do you think of this series? Should I be more inclined to want to read it than I am? Or is it not as worth my time? Do you think you’ll be adding this book to your TBR or ignoring it? Let me know in the comments!