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Monday, February 26, 2018

WINDWITCH by Susan Dennard / Book Review #WINDWITCH

By: Susan Dennard
Published by: Tor Teen
Released on: January 10, 2017
Series: Witchlands #2
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Rating: 5 Stars
Source: Purchased book / ARC from publisher

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.

A spellbinding sequel! What Dennard gave her readers in Truthwitch is amplified in this exciting, action packed sequel. With diverse and intriguing characters, an enchanting and dangerous world, and unsuspecting twists and turns, Windwitch not only takes it's readers deeper into the mesmerizing Witchlands world, it will leave you wanting more. 

Just as I thought I had some things figured out in Truthwitch, Windwitch proves that nothing is as I thought it would be. Danger, shocking surprises, and alliances are just a few of the things readers can except to read about. Not to mention a few new characters. I love the richly detailed, diverse group of characters that make up this series. It's impossible to pick favorites, because each character brings something truly unique to this story. I may have loved them all.  I'll admit, there's one character whom I was completely surprised by, and the interesting turn of events that surrounded them, and their sibling.

I love the manner in which Dennard wrote this story, and the series. It's interesting at how all of the character's stories are intertwined, yet also their own stories. Each has their own set of danger, and problems they're facing. I really liked how storyline alternates between each of characters and their individual storylines. Not once was this confusing while reading the book, nor does it hinder the storyline itself, or recap any of the events, as is often the case with books written like this. 

The world-building is just as intriguing as the characters. I love the way Dennard infuses her own fantasy elements, and magic into her series. The world building really set the tone for this story. Like it's characters, it's richly layered and diverse. Also like her characters, Dennard doesn't reveal everything at once. Instead she reveals enough that adds to the suspense, and gives you just enough of the answer that keeps readers holding on for more. 

This story doesn't lack in epic battles, high fantasy adventures, electrifying character chemistry and an ending that will make you wish you had Bloodwitch in your hands. This book was just as good at Truthwitch. Like that book, I found myself quickly immersed into the character stories and the world they live in. There's something about the Witchland series I found myself drawn to, and want more of. Sometimes a book is so good, that after I finish reading it, I found myself wanting to immediately read it again. This is one of those books. 

Cassie Clare Shares A New Unidentified Snippet & More! #Shadowhunters #MundaneMonday

Happy Mundane Monday! Over the weekend Cassie shared two new posts, both of which were huge teasers for Shadowhunters fans. First, check out this artwork and what Cassie said shared about it, here:

What dashing rogue am I? #shadowhunters #tsc #tlh #thelasthours a snippet from a future illustration: Art by @dibadavood

I'm guessing Magnus. Who's your guess? Next, Cassie shared this unidentified snippet:
unidentified snippet
Jace rose to his feet. “I nominate Alexander Lightwood for the position of Consul.”

In her hashtags for the snippet, which you can read here, she made a note that #JiaIsOK. Now she's just teasing us, and we need more answers! haha