Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Review: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard





On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a “witchery”, a magical skill that sets them apart from others.

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 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 into one of reckless adventure, where she is a cool, wary balance to Safi’s hotheaded impulsiveness.

Safi 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 a Truthwitch
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Now this is strange... I have had a extended extract of this book a while back and I have reviewed this part of the book already. So all I can add now is how I feel about the rest of the book. And if you like you can look up my other review of this book on my blog.

There is no way to tell you how much I have enjoyed this book. This had so much hype I was worried it was overpraised and didn't quite reach my expectations. But it even exceeded those. The Witchlands are a new and exciting world, taking the topic on witches to a completely new level, one that has never been done before. What exceptional world building skills, wow. I cant even begin to imagine where else this story might take us.

I love the characters so so much. I love how this isn't about just the one normal and boring girl that ends up being the heroin, but about two girls who have a friendship/sisterhood like no other. Two girls, amazing in completely different ways, that would die for each other.

I am also a huge fan of the very gentle and slow way of a bit of a love story building in this book. Its not one that's right in your face and that takes over the whole book. But one that happens in a adorable way and allows the story to continue in an undisturbed way. I am absolutely giddy to read more about this in the coming books.

This book is not only magical it is incredibly stunning. Its a page turner, with every chapter filled with a different adventure, it never gets boring or slows down. A must read for any YA or phantasy fan. I am proud to have this stunning hardback on my bookshelf now.




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