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This is the page where I will be discussing what I'm reading, reviewing those books and be open to suggestions to keep adding to my To Be Read pile. Honestly, I'm never going to get through that thing anyway, so the more the merrier.
Hi everyone. First of all, I admit that I'm writing this about ten minutes after finishing the book, so apologies if this isn't my best review or I leave bits out. This was my first book by Susan Dennard and I really enjoyed it.
Author: Susan Dennard
Part of a trilogy: No, book 1 in the Witchlands series
Original publication date: 5th January 2016
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (Read November 2017)
I'll get the few negatives out of the way before discussing the book further.
At the beginning, I think the world building could have been better explained. There were a few confusing things until I got into it more, but I've been told by a few friends that this aspect involves on book 2, so I'll trust their judgement on that. Within the last fifty pages or so, there were also one or two things I got slightly confused about, so hopefully this is cleared up too.
Also, I found one or two typos, which weren't particularly annoying as such, but were noticeable. Hopefully, they don't slip by the editor for book 2.
And now onto the good things.
The power of friendships! Totally on point here. And those friends who are like family? All represented here, several times over. It was so important to be represented in a book, especially when books nowadays in a range of genres are always pitting female characters against each other. Sorry, but that's not the way I see the women I know, and are close to, and it seems Susan Dennard doesn't either.
The slow burn of Safi and Merik. I wanted to just throw them at each other or hit them for being so stubborn. It was realistic though and I couldn't help smiling when things moved faster with them. Aeduan is also an interesting character, one whom I grew to like, if not one I'd want to meet down a dark alley. His powers are terrifying.
I really liked the time spent on Merik's ship. There aren't enough books with ships and I always enjoy them when done right- ie, detailed well and puts you there with the characters and their experiences. In Truthwitch, it was done right.
Overall, I had fun and am excited to see where book 2, Windwitch, will go next. A solid 4 out of 5 stars.
Have you read this book yet? If so, what did you think of it? As always, all the best, have a great weekend, and happy reading! :)
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