Book Review: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard + Giveaway



Truthwitch
The Witchlands #1
Author: Susan Dennard
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: January 5th 2016
Review Source: Tor Teen

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.


I know many of you are dying to read this book. Truthwitch is the IT book for many of you and I know most of you have read every teasers out there and I know you all will love it. As for me, it was an interesting story. Yet, I really had a hard time keeping up with all the characters. And the fact that everyone have some type of magic was a whiplash for me.

However, some of these characters stood out more than others, especially the Threadsisters. I loved their relationship, they are truly the meaning of friendship. They are inspiring with their courage, bravery and kindness… Even though they have this perfect relationship, they do have their flaws, which is something I also enjoyed. This made them more real to me.

The world building of this book was intriguing. For me, at the beginning it dragged a bit but at one point, specifically a chapter, almost at the middle of the story, it's where everything started to pick up. That’s when I really started to enjoy this book. The shock of this twist, was very jaw-dropped and there was a point I couldn’t stop turning those pages. Let me not start on the cliffhanger!

Susan’s writing reminds me so much of Rae Carson. Where she slowly unravels her story and you’re so engrossed in her story, you really don’t noticed the point where she enchants you. Such wicked move! Overall, the story has actions, adventures, friendship, and much more. Something I liked but I’m sure many of you will be happy with the story.


On this Christmas Day, I want to share with you a giveaway. One lucky reader will get to win a pre-order copy! This giveaway is open INTERNATIONAL and ends on 1/2/16.

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37 comments:

  1. I'm excited for Truthwitch because I've heard so many great reviews and the premise is so interesting. My first name is Alice!

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  2. i am intrigued as i seen so much hype i just hoping it not overhyped. Jan

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  3. Great giveaway! I didn't love Susan's debut trilogy (the first book was amazing, but the next two didn't do much for me). I was able to read Truthwitch super early and it was excellent! Susan's best yet. I can't wait for Windwitch!

    Thank you! Happy holidays. :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  4. I loved S Dennard's strange and lovely series so cannot wait to read Truthwitch

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  5. Thank you for the wonderful intl giveaway! :) I've been hearing only good things about truthwitch..I hope it doesn't disappoint me.I'm excited to read about the friendship between the two main characters. My first name is Sophia.

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  6. Thank you for the giveaway! I've been really wanting to read this for a while, but haven't been able to get to the bookstore -- happy holidays and thanks again!

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  7. I love witches and magic reads.

    Mary

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  8. Every teaser I have read they are amazing. It has very interesting story and characters. Love magic.
    My first name is Artemis.

    Thank you for the chance!!!
    Raffle name: Artemis Giote

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  9. I have just been introduced to Susan, and her work, thanks to your blog. I look forward to reading her books. My first name is Faye.

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  10. I love to read paranormal books with witches and magic :)
    Raffle Name:Bube P.

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  11. Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

    I am excited for this book because it sounds like a fun read and I love the synopsis.

    Rafflename: Marie D.

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  12. I love fantasy books especially one with kick ass heroines and romances :D Thanks for the giveaway! My name's Eileen :)

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  13. The premise of Truthwitch is very intriguing! Interesting and exciting!

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  14. I can't wait for a fantasy with strong heroines and magical powers! Thank you for the giveaway!

    Alexandra @Milky Way of Books

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  15. Sounds like an incredible book and the author has a fantastic name. Susan

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  16. Sounds really good and interesting! Thank you for the amazing giveaway :)

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  17. I've heard a lot of hype about 'Truthwitch'. Lara.

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  18. I hear a lot about it and wish to have it because it will take ages to be available in my country

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  19. I'm excited because I've heard great things!

    Jennifee

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  20. I have heard so, so many great things about Truthwitch so far! And I do kind of feel like everyone I know has already read it, and I am SO excited to read it myself and see what all the fuss is about! Thanks so much for the chance :) -Shannon

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  21. It looks like a story I will enjoy.
    Maureen

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  22. So so so excited for Truthwitch, because Susan Dennard is the sweetest and gives out the best writing advice! I read SSaD and loved it, but was spoiled for the ending of the trilogy . . . and can't put myself through that pain right now. My first name's Huvi!

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  23. I'm excited for Truthwitch because I've heard amazing things and the cover is beautiful.

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  24. I'm excited because this would be my first Susan book and I love the fantasy genre so I really want to discover the world of Truthwitch. Gaby N.

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  25. I'm exited because it's about magic and who doesn't love magic?? Audrey.

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  26. I would love to win this! It looks awesome to read!!

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  27. I'm excited because the reviews look great! Can't wait to read it. Name is Dee.

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  28. I keep hearing how breathtaking this story is plus I keep seeing so much hype over Twitter, so of course I'm excited to read this book!

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  29. I had the absolutely LUCK to read an ARC of Truthwitch and I fell head over heels for it. Unfortunately, it wasn't MY ARC, so I haven't been able to sit and reread it again and again. I really need my own finished copy so that I can go ahead and do just that! Thanks for the giveaway! Happy New Year! And the name is Jaime!

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  30. I am excited for this book because there has been so much good hype surrounding it, I've only heard good things. I also really love books involving witches and magic.

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  31. I want to read it because I've seen so many bloggers and booktubers raving about it and calling it the most anticipated read of 2016- so that's reason enough!

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  32. I'm ecited for Truthwitch because I love fantasy and magic, and this book sounds amazing! I've already heard so many great things about it! Thank you so much for the chance!
    My first name is Agustina (Agus Z)

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  33. I've been hearing so much about Truthwitch in the last couple of months! I seriously cannot wait to finally read it.

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  34. I heard so much about it on the internet and it just intrigue me! Cindy.

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  35. It's by Susan Dennard and there are witches and magic. What more does one need? =)

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