Goodreads Description: On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a “witchery”, a magical skill that sets them apart from others. In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble—as two desperate young women know all too well.
Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It’s a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially amongst the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires.
Iseult, a Threadwitch, can see the invisible ties that bind and entangle the lives around her—but she cannot see the bonds that touch her own heart. Her unlikely friendship with Safi has taken her from life as an outcast into one of reckless adventure, where she is a cool, wary balance to Safi’s hotheaded impulsiveness.
Safi and Iseult just want to be free to live their own lives, but war is coming to the Witchlands. With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and ship’s captain) and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must fight emperors, princes, and mercenaries alike, who will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.
This book has A LOT of hype around it. I remember a week or 2 before BEA started, this book was all over Twitter and Tumblr. Sarah J. Maas gave it high praise and so I was excited to get my hands on this book. My friend Tzivi went to BEA this year and offered to send this book around to some BookTube friends and I finally got this book and was super excited.
I don’t like this book. I couldn’t even finish it. Brittany from Brittany’s Book Rambles said that Truthwitch “reads more like a sequel.” I agree. From the start, I had no idea about what was going on. I thought that I had picked up another book and was just confused.
All of these places and terminology were being thrown out as if we were supposed to know what these things meant. It was annoying. I swear, it was like the word ‘witch’ to everything. Bloodwitch, Threadwitch, Truthwitch, Voidwitch, Tidewitch, Windwitch. It was so annoying. I was about to pull my hair out.
I honestly can’ stand this book. Reading this book for me was equivalent to reading The Maze Runner. When I read that book, I got 3 chapters, was frustrated and angry, and threw that book at the wall.The way it’s written is just, blah. It’s just bland words on paper. There is nothing special about it. I was bored and just wanted the book to end. I honestly don’t recommend this book. There is just WAYYY too much unnecessary hype around it.