Blog Tour for The Heart Forger: guest post/top ten with Rin Chupeco




Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco hosted by Fantastic Flying Book Club.  Today I will have some information about the book, a top ten list from the author, and a giveaway.


The Heart Forger

(The Bone Witch #2)

by Rin Chupeco

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Release Date: March 20, 2018

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy



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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 Bone Witch (#1)

by Rin Chupeco

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Release Date: March 7, 2017

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal






The beast raged; it punctured the air with its spite. But the girl was fiercer. 


Tea is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy makes her a bone witch, who are feared and ostracized in the kingdom. For theirs is a powerful, elemental magic that can reach beyond the boundaries of the living—and of the human.


Great power comes at a price, forcing Tea to leave her homeland to train under the guidance of an older, wiser bone witch. There, Tea puts all of her energy into becoming an asha, learning to control her elemental magic and those beasts who will submit by no other force. And Tea must be strong—stronger than she even believes possible. Because war is brewing in the eight kingdoms, war that will threaten the sovereignty of her homeland…and threaten the very survival of those she loves.







Despite uncanny resemblances to Japanese revenants, Rin Chupeco has always maintained her sense of hummus  Raised in Manila, Philippines, she keeps four pets: a dog, two birds, and a husband. She’s been a technical writer and travel blogger, but now makes things up for a living. The Girl from the Well was her debut novel.



Top 10 Favorite Scary Movies


  • Ju-on: the Grudge: easily my favorite horror movie of all time, because every trope that’s made to make you feel comfortable in a horror situation was so masterfully subverted. Hiding under your blankets? The ghost is in there with you, too! Think you’re safe in a crowd? Nobody else sees her, and she’s still stalking you! Figment of your imagination? You’re not looking at her, but the audience can see she’s right there with you! I’m not easy to scare, but this one was the scariest movies I’ve watched in a long time.


  • A Tale of Two Sisters: This is the best Korean psychological horror movie of all time. The pacing is stunning, with enough foreboding in every scene to suggest the horrificness that’s going to happen in the next. And the plot twist at the end had me yelling!


  • Ringu (the original Japanese film): It’s such a slow burn of a movie with a really killer climax that makes up for the pace, but the TV scene absolutely packs a wallop, seeing it that first time.


  • Train to Busan: I’m not normally a fan of zombie movies, but this one was so different. I’m actually disappointed not as many people know about it in the US – it was an instant hit here in Asia, and had lines at the cinema longer than most Marvel movies!


  • Pan’s Labyrinth: I don’t know if this is considered a horror movie, but it’s so beautiful and lush and yet still full of the bizarre and the macabre that I think it should be! I’m a huge fan of Guillermo del Toro, and this is my favorite work of his, barely squeaking by Pacific Rim!


  • Wait Until Dark: I love a lot of old classics, and this one is amazing. It’s about a blind woman who realizes that there are burglars inside her house trying to find a cache of drugs hidden inside a doll she was given. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time – the woman deliberately smashes the lights in the house so that the burglars don’t gain as much of an advantage and the way she avoids them (and one really horrifying scene built from excellent misdirection) makes it such a compelling watch!


  • Lake Mungo: This is a mockumentary investigating the death of a young woman who’d drowned in a lake. To say more would really give away a lot of the amazing scenes there, so I’d say that if you’re interested in watching this, to pretend that this is a real documentary and start with that.


  • It: I actually enjoyed the latest adaptation better than the original! Whoever played Pennywise is a damn fine actor.


  • Psycho: so many good classics that I love, but Psycho and Wait Until Dark are my favorites!


  • Audition: A horror story about a man looking for a wife who auditions a woman who is a lot more psychotic than he thought. This is like one of the finest Asian thrillers out there that I hope more people get to watch!





1 Signed copy of THE HEART FORGER by Rin Chupeco

1 Signed copy of THE BONE WITCH by Rin Chupeco

3 crochet dolls

(three winners 1 for each prize)  INT




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Thank you for stopping by today!  Good luck with the giveaway and I hope you enjoy The Heart Forger.




Author: confessionsofayareader

I'm Kristi. I'm a wife, mom, and grandma. I have been breeding leopard geckos for ten years. I love to read and have been trying to review more books (the reason for this blog besides wanting to talk about books with everyone). I also love music and going to concerts, mostly punk and pop punk.

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