Monday, 9 January 2017

Review: Windwitch by Susan Dennard

by Susan Dennard
Publisher: TOR Teen
Format: Hardcover
Release Date: January 10th, 2017
Purchase: [Amazon] [Chapters/Indigo]
Sometimes our enemies are also our only allies…

After an explosion destroys his ship, the world believes Prince Merik, Windwitch, is dead. Scarred yet alive, Merik is determined to prove his sister’s treachery. Upon reaching the royal capital, crowded with refugees, he haunts the streets, fighting for the weak—which leads to whispers of a disfigured demigod, the Fury, who brings justice to the oppressed.

When the Bloodwitch Aeduan discovers a bounty on Iseult, he makes sure to be the first to find her—yet in a surprise twist, Iseult offers him a deal. She will return money stolen from him, if he locates Safi. Now they must work together to cross the Witchlands, while constantly wondering, who will betray whom first?

After a surprise attack and shipwreck, Safi and the Empress of Marstok barely escape with their lives. Alone in a land of pirates, every moment balances on a knife’s edge—especially when the pirates’ next move could unleash war upon the Witchlands.

When it comes to Susan Dennard's Witchland series, I was on-board the bandwagon almost immediately. The first in the series, Truthwitch (2016), received so much spectacular early buzz not only from publicists but from adored and well-loved authors, and I was eager (nay - aching) to read it immediately. Myself and countless other book lovers dove head-first into Susan's promising new series and immediately fell in love. A promising new world was introduced to readers, one featuring young and talented witches Iseult and Safiya. The two witches, who possess great and unique power, find themselves making unexpected allies, finding themselves in dire circumstances, and furthermore find themselves in situations where they learn more about themselves and their magical abilities.

"Then he turned away from the Fury’s gruesome fresco and set out to bring justice to the wronged."

Now in Windwitch, the heat is on, and oh boy is it EVERYTHING! I absolutely had no idea what to expect from Susan Dennard in the highly anticipated companion to Truthwitch, but it most certainly was not the extreme and dire vibe that was constantly present from chapter to chapter. I attempted, as hard as I possibly could, to complete Windwitch in one sitting, only to find myself spending hours until my next sitting wondering what would happen next. The pace and the incredible build-up to Witchlands #3 was intense and bold. I can positively say that Windwitch will shock and stun it's readers, and will leave you pawing for what happens next. It was an absolutely thrilling read and a immediate must-buy for those new to the series.

5 / 5 Cupcakes

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    I know what you mean about Truthwitch and I'm so excited to read Windwitch. I wonder how dire things get? I can't wait!

  2. I'm so excited! Thanks for sharing your review with us.

  3. I'm so glad you loved this!!! I've pre-ordered my copy and can;t wait to get my hands on it!!! Looks like this one's even better than Truthwitch!!

  4. LOVED truthwitch! Susan Dennard is so talented in creating fantasy worlds without forgetting about character arcs, and it's wonderful!

    Lovely review! :)