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Windwitch, by Susan Dennard — September 10, 2018

Windwitch, by Susan Dennard

download (1)After an explosion ruins his ship, Prince Merik tries to expose his sister’s treachery while fighting for the weak on the streets of the royal capital. Meanwhile, Aeduan, a Bloodwitch, and Iseult, a Threadwitch, form an unlikely alliance and travel together looking for Safiya, who has been shipwrecked with the Empress of Marstok in a land of pirates and is living every moment balanced on a knife’s edge, trying to keep the pirates from unleashing war upon the Witchlands.

This book was amazing and I loved it!!! I couldn’t stop reading it and I was addicted. Sadly, I couldn’t read this all in one sitting. I loved the characters, plot, and writing style and can’t wait to read Ms. Dennard’s next book, Sightwitch.

I loved Ms. Dennard’s writing style and can’t wait for more of it. Her style was very addictive and I was engrossed in her book from when I read the first page. I loved Ms. Dennard’s amusing dialogue and how well she described the setting. Ms. Dennard described the setting beautifully, and I could imagine myself there, talking with the characters. I loved how Ms. Dennard wrote with humor and an optimistic nature, it was well suited for this book.

The characters were much more relatable in this book then they were in Truthwitch. I related to most of them and hope that they have the best future imaginable, but for that to happen, Safi has to learn to control her tongue. I loved how all of the characters developed over the course of the book and I couldn’t wait to see what other amazing things that they did. I was surprised to find that Aeduan and Viva were my favorite characters in this book. I got to read from Viva’s perspective, which was a huge eye-opener. I can’t wait to see what great things she does in the future.

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All of the side characters were very realistic and relatable as well. I loved the way that they didn’t just talk about the main characters, but about politics and pirates and food. I was very invested in all of their journeys. The side characters were all very talented in their own ways and I loved how diverse they were. I was very curious about the way that Owl instantly connected with Aeduan, unlike most people who panic when they meet him, with or without the robes and red eyes.

The plot was amazing!!! We got perspectives from Viva, Aeduan, Iseult, Safi, and Merik. I loved that quite a lot, especially Viva’s perspective. Viva was a character that I completely changed my opinion about in this book and cannot wait to read more about in Bloodwitch. I was addicted to the plot of Windwitch and I couldn’t wait to get back to reading my favorite challenges. That was my one problem with this book. There were some plots that I liked more than others and just wanted to dive into. This is normal, but it still makes me feel guilty for not loving all of the plots equally.

This book was amazing and I can’t wait to read Bloodwitch and Sightwitch. I highly recommend anything by Susan Dennard and to watch the Truthwitch TV show once it has aired. I got the summary from the Library of Congress. Remember to fill out my survey. You can find the link to it on my About page. Thanks for Reading!!! Have a Great Day!!! -Annalee and Buttons

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Truthwitch, by Susan Dennard — June 18, 2018

Truthwitch, by Susan Dennard

downloadOn a continent ruled by three empires, some, like Safi and Iseult, are born with a distinct magical skill, and now, with the help of Prince Merik, they will need to learn how to wield their magic to preserve the balance of their world.

I honestly don’t know what to say about this book. It is very well done, yet I only liked one of the four (I think) main characters. The plot and setting were okay, although the plot started off a bit slow but, I understood why. If you want to hear about more of my feelings then you should read the rest of my post.

The characters were okay. I just only clicked with one of them. I just didn’t really like the other characters as much as I thought I would. It wasn’t them. It was me. The characters changed a lot and they all became better people by the end of the book. They also were very talented and they made me wish that I had a Threadsister as well. It would be amazing and I can just imagine the chaos we would wreck. I think that in the next book I will like the characters a lot better.

My favorite character was Safi. She was such a strong, independent, young woman that I would love to meet someday. Safi didn’t always make good choices, which I liked because it made her human, but she always felt bad for it, which I liked because that meant that she cared about everyone. Safi was also very strong-willed and she didn’t hesitate to get the job done. Safi will probably always be my favorite character in this series but I’ll give the others the benefit of the doubt.

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The plot was very well written and I enjoyed it immensely. The pacing was just right and nothing seemed too forced. But I didn’t like how many POVs there were. It seemed like too many. Mainly because I didn’t need that many characters talking about themselves. It seemed to take away from the story. Otherwise, the plot was fine. There were quite a few twists and turns that had me wondering why I hadn’t figured this out already. There as many cliffhangers as I had hoped but when they were there they were good. 

The setting was also very well done. I could envision myself with the characters, adventuring and enjoying myself. The backstory was very well written and I could understand the pasts of all of the main characters. I wanted to know everything about sea-foxes and all of the other magical creatures that lived in the Witchlands. I wanted to know everything. And I still do. I can’t wait to see what knowledge is revealed in the next book.

I really enjoyed this book, despite its flaws, and I hope that you enjoy it as much or more than I did. Please remember to fill out my survey. You can find a link to it on my about page. I got the summary from the Library of Congress. Thanks for Reading!!! Have a Great Day!!! -Annalee and Buttons

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