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.
— Sarah K (@thebooktraveler) April 10, 2015
So, I made this video as my entry.
AND…drumroll…I got picked for Void Clan. I was over the moon excited!
— Winterwitch (@Truthwitch) July 14, 2015
OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! https://t.co/D5jrFtf9OK
— Sarah K (@thebooktraveler) July 14, 2015
But then, things got weird.
We had these heists where we competed against the others clans. Which I totally get, and it seems fun right? It was super confusing. Then it turned a corner I wasn’t liking….SPAM!!!!!
Things got WAY too spammy and I was getting uncomfortable doing the heists.
The hype really started getting to me. I actually ended up stepping down from the Void Clan Street Team because I felt it unfair to the team to not participate in the heists like I should. The team was losing points because of me and so I stepped down so others who would do it would be a part.
But….all day, every day on Twitter it was nothing but Truthwitch this, Truthwitch that. It was getting frustrating.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE SUSAN! And I WANT Truthwitch to do super well. I really do. But I’ve definitely had problems with the over promotion.
My amazing friend Brittany @ Brittany’s Book Ramble sent me an ARC of Truthwitch. Which I was really excited about but I also let it sit on my shelf for quite some time. I kept looking at it. But the hype and street team stuff had worn me down. Plus, I was starting to hear mixed reviews about the book. Will I like it? Will I hate it?
In December, I finally picked it up. Read 50 pages and set it down again…then after reading two books (Into the Dim and Blackhearts – WHICH WERE GREAT), I finally was in the mood to read Truthwitch.
My Thoughts on the Book
Here is comes…the moment of truth. I LOVED IT!
Phew, you have no idea how relieved I was that I actually loved the book, the characters and the world. I was seriously nervous because the hype had put a bad taste in my mouth.
But the book was:
- Non-Stop Action and Adventure
- Slow Burn Romances (which I LOVE so hard)
- A Great Read
Truthwitch was truly a great book. Many books in my opinion start off great, get slow in the middle, and pick back up at the end. This book was non-stop action the whole way through. Which for me, is great!
The characters are all wonderfully different and I found a few of them morally grey. I’ve come to love characters that are not quite totally evil or good. It makes them more likable in my opinion.
I’d say Truthwitch is a GREAT ADVENTURE. If you love fantasy and adventure this book is perfect for you. I gave it 5 stars.
If you’re like me and are unsure how to feel about this book because of the hype I’d suggest you give it a fair shot. I’m so glad I did!