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five reasons to read truthwitch, by susan dennard + GIVEAWAY

October 26, 2018

thank you to tor teen for partnering with me on this blog post, and providing the giveaway prizes!

truthwitch is book that’s been on my TBR for YEARS. i remember all! the! hype! when it was first released (the twitter chats, clans, etc), but i just… never got around to it? (just like harry potter. oops.) BUT. when i was contacted to do this blog post & giveaway, i just knew this was my chance to finally read the book. and i did! i finished it and guess what? i adored it. SO. 

here are five reasons you should read truthwitch, asap:

the magical world kinda resembles avatar: the last airbender

okay, i KNOW it sucks to compare one story to another but AVATAR. the truthwitch world is so cool because it’s elemental magic (aka what i’m really trying to say) and it’s my fave! like, waterbending waterwitch, airbending airwitch, and so many other cool things. there’s also aetherwitches and voidwitches, which probably have my favorite powers. if i had to choose, i’d want to be a bloodwitch (even though our main antagonist is a bloodwitch but…)

the friendships are beautiful

there’s nothing i love more than books with strong friendships. although i love my romance and love-y dove-y relationships, solid friendships really really get to me. i feel like it’s something we rarely see – especially in fantasies. give me the girl and/or gender neutral gangs!! 

the romance is PEAK

i know i just said i’d take friendship over romance, but this is the best of both worlds! the slow-burn and sexual tension is high IT’S GREAT. they’re also constantly arguing and kiiiinda have the hate-to-love trope i love.

safi, our lead, is loud and angry

i recently realized i love (LOVE) angry girls. the want-to-scream, kinda-destructive, relentless-pursuit type of girls? my fave. safi is exactly (or almost exactly) that kinda girl. she will do whatever it takes to save the people she loves and you don’t want to get on her bad side. 

royal feuds!!!

i’m a sucker for a good ball scene. the dress up! the dancing! the food! spoiler but not really? there’s a good ball scene in the book. not to mention, the love interest is a prince?! and there are other fun things related to royalty??? brb living vicariously through the lives of magical royals. i can imagine that, in another life, i was part of royalty too, right? (in my princess diaries dreams)

some more info on the book

five reasons to read truthwitch, by susan dennard + GIVEAWAYTruthwitch by Susan Dennard
on January 5, 2016
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Wizards & Witches, Epic
Pages: 384
Amazon // The Book Depository

On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a “witchery”, a magical skill that sets them apart from others.

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.

Book 1: Truthwitch – In Stores Now

Book 2: Windwitch – Paperback Releases October 16th (Hardcover In Stores Now)

Book 3: Bloodwitch – Releases February 12th, 2019

Prequel: Sightwitch – In Stores Now

website: http://thewitchlands.com/ – susan dennard: http://susandennard.com/


woop! are you stoked? you could win a copy of truthwitch and windwitch, a custom witchlands tote, and a voidwitch hoodie!

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have you read truthwitch? if you could have any power from the witchlands, which would it be? let me know in the comments!

Alexandra Ling

alexandra is a twenty-year-old content creator and avid reader. when she's not on the internet or hiding behind pages, you can find her training to be a professional ballet dancer or practicing yoga. she currently resides in los angeles, california.