Sunday, October 16, 2016
Book Review: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
Author: Susan Dennard
Series/Standalone: The Witchlands (Book #1)
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Publisher: Tor Teen
Year Published: 2016
First Line: "Everything had gone horribly wrong."
"In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble- as two desperate young women know all too well.
Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern the truth from lie. It's a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially amongst the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires.
Iseult, a Threadwitch, can see the invisible ties that bind and entangle the lives around her- but she cannot see the bonds that touch her own heart. Her unlikely friendship with Safi has taken her from life as an outcast to one of reckless adventure, where she is cool, wary balance to Safiya's hotheaded impulsiveness.
Safiya and Iseult just want to be free to live their own lives, but war is coming to the Witchlands. With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and ship's captain), and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must fight emperors, princes and mercenaries, alike, who will stop at nothing to get their hands on the truth witch."
My Rating: 4.5/5
It took me a long time to finish this book, so I'm terribly sorry, but it's here. Tada. And I loved this story. I haven't read a whole lot of fantasy books or at least not as high fantasy as this book. While it took me a little while to get into this story, the second half of this book flew by. I really enjoyed this story overall. This story had amazing characters, an incredible setting as well as awesome writing. I don't know if others feel this way, but the multiple points of view, were at first confusing, but then became the most beautiful thing. Thoughts? There will be more details in the review. I thought that this story also had a lot of character growth throughout.
I also really appreciated the magic in this book and how it was explained throughout. I can't wait to read Windwitch that comes out next year.
Thanks for reading,