Review: Truthwitch

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

I feel torn by this book.  I’m not sure what to think.  I liked the story.  I liked how it was a completely new world that didn’t draw on anything else that I’d ever read or watched.  I grew to like some of the characters and I never new were the author was going with the story, so it was very unpredictable.  And everyone who has reviewed Truthwitch by Susan Dennard, loves it.  75% of the reviews are 4 or 5 stars and there are 5,500 reviews.

This book is immensely popular right now and everyone loves it.  It is the story of two women who are close friends and an adventure they go through, where one finds love.  However, this is just the first book in a series that is still being written so if you read this you will not find closure at least not until the other books are out.

I didn’t love the writing in this book, I found it a little too 50 shades of grey in places.  That just doesn’t appeal to me.  I’m sure I would be bored to death with a romance novel.  Still I can read the driest of history or science novels in complete rapture so it can safely be said I’m not the average reader.

This all being said, this biggest question I have coming out of this book is not about anything I read in it, because its just not that interesting.  The question I have is will the second book be worth reading?  Do I like these characters enough to care what happens next to them.  I’m truly on the fence about it.  I feel like this world has a lot of potential.  Thats why I am going to give this book 3 our of 5 stars.  I’m in the minority here only 16% of people gave this book 3 stars.

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The Witchlands
Susan Dennard
Juvenile Fiction
January 5, 2016

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. "An instant new classic."--Sarah J. Maas, New York Times bestselling author of Throne of Glass, on Susan Dennard's Truthwitch