Tuesday, 18 April 2017
Windwitch by Susan Dennard
*Warning this post contains spoilers for the first book in the series, Truthwitch*
Series:The Witchlands, #2
Publication: January 10th 2017 by Tor Teen
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.
I liked Windwitch but didn't love it. I felt like it wasn't as good as book 1 which I loved. Windwitch just fell short for me and didn't meet my expectations. Everything I loved about Truthwitch was missing.
The biggest disappointed was Safi and Iseult being separated the whole time. This made reading not as much fun, I really missed their banter. Their friendship is what made me love Truthwitch so much.
Merik and Safi's chemistry in the first book was also something I loves but they were in different places in Windwitch so they had no interaction either.
Windwitch is multiple POVs like Truthwitch. And usually I don't have a problem with multiple POVs Buy I felt like too many plot lines going on and I just didn't feel connected to the characters . I wasn't a fan of Merik's POV and I loved his in Truthwitch. I didn't like Vivia either- I didn't care for her at all and was bored reading her parts. I was just there for Is and Safi's POVs and I kind of liked Aeduan at times but mostly just because his interactions with Iseult were fun to read.
There was a few new developments in terms of the magic system that I liked and am expected to see where they go. World expansion was good, we learn about a few places and cultures.
The plot was very slow at times but there was a few twists here and there I wasn't expecting.
Overall I wanted more. I was a bit disappointed because I loved Truthwitch so much but I will probably pick up the next book just because I'm hoping it's more like truthwitch and Windwitch just had second book syndrome.
My rating: 3.5 stars
Thanks for reading,