Mini Book Review: Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1) by Susan Dennard


21414439Title: Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1)
Author: Susan Dennard
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication Date: January 5th, 2016

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“On a continent ruled by three empires, everyone is born with a “witchery,” a magical skill that sets them apart from others. Now, as the Twenty Year Truce in a centuries long war is about to end, the balance of power-and the failing health of all magic-will fall on the shoulders of a mythical pair called the Cahr Awen.

The biggest thing on Safi and Noelle’s minds is saving money for their planned future in the Hundred Isles. Noelle, a Threadwitch, can see the emotional Threads binding the world. Safi, on the other hand, is a Truthwitch-she always knows when a person is telling a lie. A powerful magic like that is something people would kill to have on their side-or to keep off their enemy’s side-and so Safi cannot even admit what she truly is.

With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and privateer) and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must rise above their doubts and fight to learn who they are and what they are made of, if they are going to stay alive and preserve the balance of their world.” (Goodreads)

I read this series at the end of 2018 and only wrote a very short review:

This was a recommendation from Faecrate. I absolutely loved this book! The beginning was a little slow at first but by the end of it I just needed to get the second one fast. I love the friendship between Safiya and Iseult. It’s literally what we should all look for in a friendship. Merik is also currently my new book boyfriend.

So yeah, clearly I was obsessed with Merik. Reading it for a second time though I would much rather have the bloodwitch, Aeduan.

I still think that the friendship between Safiya and Iseult is wonderful! They are more than just friends and they feel they are sisters, threadsisters. They would do anything for each other.

I do tend to agree with myself that it was quite slow in the beginning but by the end everything is moving quickly. There are so many factors for the plot and it’s hard to remember what is all going on.

Even though I have read this series before, I am still excited to continue since I don’t remember much of the second book.

Overall, I enjoyed my reread and my feelings have pretty much stayed the same.



15 thoughts on “Mini Book Review: Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1) by Susan Dennard

      1. I have finished this whole series once and enjoyed it. I know she has another book series about zombies? I did pick up that series for real cheap but haven’t picked up book one yet.


    1. Haha you should! I’m honestly going to reread a lot this year. It’s cool to see if things change or what stays the same. Maybe it’s because I feel like I am getting old now. I want to feel like I am still going! 🤣🤣🤣

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