Books Read January 2016


Susan Dennard

In a fantasy world on the brink of war, Safiya and Iseult want to be free from political conflict and live their own lives. Safi is a Truthwitch (able to distinguish truth or falseness from the words and actions of others) and her power is rare and desirable. Iseult is a Threadwitch (she can see the ties and emotions of others through threads of colour). The two girls share a strong bond (Threadsisters) and their fierce friendship was one of my favourite aspects of the story. Much stands in the way of the girls and their freedom—especially those who seek Safi’s witchery. 

Packed with danger, there’s much at stake, and I’m sure this is going to become one of my favourite series. It took me a few days to get into the book, but once I did I couldn’t get enough. Each sense was vividly explored and came together to create an astonishing tale of emotion, magic, and above all: friendship. I was completely enchanted by the Witchlands and I’m really looking forward to finding out what the next book will bring.

Also read this month:

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

The Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas

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