Review: This book was crazy. Right off the bat, you are thrown into this new strange world running. This book will leave you breathless by the time you get to the last page. Because there is no way you can just stop after reading a couple of words.
For me I’m not the biggest fan of Susan Dennard, but the writing in this book puts all the rest of her previous works to shame. The fantasy world within this first book of a whole new series was insane! I have not read such great fantasy since Sarah J. Maas came into the picture ( book world).
One of the best parts of this book were the smooth transitions from person to person, ( from one persons point of view to the next). You could always tell who was talking and what the heck was going on.
The best thing about this book other than the super cool ( badass) female lead characters, was the plot itself. I loved that once you get a hang of the plotline, it throws you for a curve ball. It was great not really knowing what was going to happen next or how everything was going to work out.
I also really loved how the romance between some unlikely characters was really slow and subtle. There is much shipping to be had here!
I don’t think I have the strength to wait for the next book, it will be forever till it’s out!
5 out of 5 stars.
412 pages. ARC. Paperback.
Young Adult. Romance. Magic. Fantasy. Paranormal.
Published by Tor Teen.
Summary: 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.
-Summary from GoodReads.com