Hell-O Fellow Readers,
I give that intro since I am creating a few book reviews today. Happy Easter for those who celebrate- I sat on my couch and spent the day reading. It was great who those of us who do not have little babies running around. Anyways….. Don’t worry this review has no spoilers.
Truthwitch: A Witchlands Novel by Susan Dennard
I thought the story was well written but I found the main characters a little frustrating, and the beginning slightly hard to get into. The two lead young women seemed very capable but their decision making seemed questionable. I believe the author was trying to show character growth as the consequences of actions were revealed. However, the growth happened so quickly that it felt a bit forced.
I enjoyed the action. There was lots of fighting with and without magic. It felt like everyone in the world had a stake in the lives of these two friends which shows up in the decent world building. There was a lot of intrigue and some surprises. The POV is told from four people and at points, it can be hard to decipher which is which. On a personal note, I dislike books that have everything in the whole world going wrong and basically throwing every possible doom and gloom thing at the main character only to have some type of minor success at the end, which is just enough to get you to read the next book. I find that type of story tiring and depressing.
This book managed to bypass that pitfall mostly by having minor victories along the way and making sure that there was some support for the main characters. There were moments of joy and optimism throughout the story. Overall, I thought the book was better than decent. It had unique fantastical concepts and creatures, the plot consists of a lot of action and adventure, and the dialogue was witty. It has made me curious about Dennard’s other books that are popular among YA readers like myself. I can say that I am intrigued by Truthwitch. Definitely good enough to read the next book when it’s released.
As a side note, this review is my opinion and not to be held to any sort of standard. You could read it and hate it or love it more. I’m merely sharing my thoughts, and those are to urge you to give it a try.
“No two persons ever read the same book.”
Ta-Ta for now.