Friday, June 9, 2017

Review: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Series: The Witchlands #1
Publication Date: January 5th 2016
Publisher: Tor Teen
Genre: YA, Fantasy 
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Synopsis: In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands.

Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home.

Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she's a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden - lest she be used in the struggle between empires. And Iseult's true powers are hidden even from herself.

In a chance encounter at Court, Safi meets Prince Merik and makes him a reluctant ally. However, his help may not slow down the Bloodwitch now hot on the girls' heels. All Safi and Iseult want is their freedom, but danger lies ahead. With war coming, treaties breaking and a magical contagion sweeping the land, the friends will have to fight emperors and mercenaries alike. For some will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.
 

My Rating
4/5 stars

My Review

“Those who win wars are those who write history.” 

There are so many things I loved about this book, the world and the plot were amazing, but the thing I loved most about this book was the undying devotion between best friends.

Safiya and Iseult have messed up bad. Now with a Bloodwitch tracking them, Safiya and Iseult have to either hide or go on the run, before he captures Safi for her rare power of being a Truthwitch, or Iseult and her strong powers of Threadwitch. 

Right from the first chapter, you can see the bond that Safi and Iseult share. Their bond reminds me so much of me and best friend, its probably the reason why I can relate to them so much. While Safi and Iseult are complete opposites in some ways, they complement each other so well. They're truly better, stronger and smarter as a pair.

The romance between Safi and Merik in this story is the only aspect I didn't really care for. The main point of this book for me was the adventure and the friendship between the two, I would have been happily content with this book if the romance was erased. I liked it, but it wasn't my reason for reading the book.. if that makes sense..

The world that Susan created is breathtaking. This is probably one of my favourite worlds ever created. Honestly the only thing I can compare this world to, would be a Sarah J. Maas world, so if you love her books, you definitely need to this one.

The action in this story was set at the perfect pace. There was some in the beginning, which made it exciting and not boring at all. Then, there was lots of action in the middle and end of the book, I could not put the book down, thats how crazy the action and plot of the story got. If I had the time, this probably would have been a book I could have read in one sitting.

Overall, this book was absolutely amazing. I can't wait to continue the series with book two. If you haven't yet read this one, I highly recommend it, especially if you love fantasy book and look SJM books.

Happy Reading,
Aneta

4 comments:

  1. Great review Aneta! I'm actually listening to Windwitch right now as I'm commenting. :) So far, I'm liking it more than Truthwitch. The friendship between Safi and Iseult is my favorite part of the books as well.

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    1. No way!! This made me so much more excited to read the second one.
      I can't wait to see you'r thoughts on it :)

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  2. So happy to hear you loved this one. I've literally just started it but its been on my TBR pile for so long! I'm hoping to marathon the trilogy this week so hopefully I will love the series as much as everyone else because Susan Denard is awesome. I love her website and she gives such great writing advice!

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    1. I'll definitely have to check out her website.
      Thanks so much for visiting. I hope you love the book as well

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