Truthwitch by Susan Dennard Book Review

Thursday, April 7th 2016


Truthwitch is my first experiences reading Susan Dennard. What peaked my interest is the raving reviews by  fantasy author Sarah J. Maas and other book bloggers. After reading this novel I can see why it’s getting such large attention.
Safiya and Iseult are a riot!
Their friendship mirrors the relationship of sisters. These two are thread-sisters after all! Iseult can see the threads of others expect for her own and other Threadsisters while Safiya is secretly a Truthwitch (hint the name of the novel). Their relationship to each other is the kinetic relationship of two very best friends over the years. Safiya and Iseult  are so connect that the type can even get in some serious trouble even when the other isn’t there to assist!

“Where’s your hair?” she shouted. “And what happened to your arm?”
“Cut my hair and got shot with an arrow!”
“Gods below, Iseult! A few hours away and your whole life tumbles through the hell-gates!”
“I might say the same to you,” Iseult shouted back—though it was getting hard to scream and ride. “Four opponents on your tail and a ruined dress!”
― Susan Dennard, Truthwitch

The romance elements of this book is soft and subtle, just think Mr. Darcy from Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice. There isn’t an epic love triangle nor is there an automatic unbreakable love-bond that’s created within the first chapter. The novel has the love of family, close friends, allies, countrymen, loyal followers of the faithful, loneliness, and the love of want.The romance is soft and subtle weaving it’s way between the political tension, adventurous battles, unclear contracts, and patriotic duty to ones title and country.

My Favorite Quote

“Sorry to make you wait!” Safi roared over the rapid four-beat race. Her legs were bared, her silk gown shredded, and she clutched a pitchfork to her stomach.
“And sorry for the trouble on my ass!”

Favorite Scene
Merrill and Sofia dancing

My Favorite Character 

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard is a high pace magical fantasy that involves nautical creatures, elemental/unusual types of witchery, and of course romances. Yes this novel contains romances, although I’m please to say that the romantic portion of the novel do not distraction from the epic action scene that occurs. If you’re a fan of the Grisha Trilogy by Liegh Bardugo I would throw this book at you demanding that you read it! It is rather confusing at the beginning since we are thrusted into the world and it’s politcal event. As the chapters continue the plot twist will be revealed, so will the understand of what exactly is happening and why does it surround the fate of Safiya and Iseult. I’m really excited to see what’s going to happen next in the 2017 sequel!
I hope you enjoyed my review
Happy Reading

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About Susan Dennard

Susan Dennard has come a long way from small-town Georgia. With a masters degree in marine biology, she got to travel the world—six out of seven continents, to be exact (she’ll get to Asia one of these days!)—before she settled down as a full-time novelist and writing instructor.

She is the author of the Something Strange and Deadly series (from HarperTeen) as well as the forthcoming Witchlands Series (Tor, 2015). When not writing, she can be found hiking with her dogs, exploring tidal pools, or earning bruises at the dojo.

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