Hey ya’ll! Long time, no post! I’m sorry I’ve been neglecting the blog, but no longer. I’m gonna be doing more updates on my reading, and of course my writing! Anddd I have something super cool to share with ya’ll today! My amazing author friend K.T. Munson answered some of my (and some other people’s) questions about self-publishing. K.T. has self-published 5 books and has written many more, so you could say she’s an expert 😉
*photo credit from Thunderclap
To be completely honest, Sightwitch left me a little underwhelmed. Sightwitch is an illustrated novella following Ryber’s adventures at the sightwitch convent and is told through Ryber’s journal entries and sketches.
Summary (from Goodreads): Set a year before Truthwitch, Sightwitch follows Ryber Fortiza, the last Sightwitch Sister as she treks deep underground to rescue her missing best friend. While there, she encounters a young Nubrevnan named Kullen Ikray, who has no memory of who he is or how he wound up inside the mountain. As the two journey ever deeper in search of answers, and as they brave one close call after another, a tentative friendship forms between them—one that might one day grow into something more.
*photo credit: NOVL
This book is totally worth the hype. Gah I can’t even put it into words, but this book is absolutely incredible! I was hesitant to read it at first due to all the hype and I’d been hearing not too good reviews, but I’m here to change that with my positive review because EVERYONE WHO LOVES FAERIES NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK.
Oh my goodness K.T. really outdid herself this time!! The Sixth Gate is a stunning science fiction fantasy adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat for every twist and turn.
The interplanetary gates have existed between the five planets and the Netherworld for as long as living memory. Dr. Elisabeth Avery is a woman caught between two worlds. Little does she know that others like her, other half-breeds, are being hunted. When a creature drags a princess into the Netherworld, Elisabeth is determined to save her by any means necessary. But conflict lurks within Elizabeth’s very soul. Being half demon isn’t easy–she tries to ignore the darkness within her, but it still lurks beneath the surface.
WOW I was completely blown away by this book! It’s definitely slower than Truthwitch, but the tension is just delicious with the plot and the character arcs gah so much love. I cannot WAIT for Sightwitch and Bloodwitch I needed them yesterday omg. But now onto my review.
I think I would have enjoyed this book even better than Captive Prince if it wasn’t so slow! I loved all the scheming and tension and angst, but I ended up skimming a lot of this book to skip the boring parts and get to the real action.
Again, listened to the audiobook, and the narrator was ok at best. She was so breathy and kept whispering so I would turn the volume up and then she would talk normally and my eardrums would get blown out so that was fun. Anyways if you think it couldn’t get worse wait for my review.
I honestly really enjoyed this book! I think I enjoyed it more my second time reading it. The first thing that needs to be said about this book is that it is very graphic. Sexually, and more… There’s rape, pedophilia, molestation and more. Obviously, I did not enjoy those parts, but I think they did add to the story. I love dark books, and this book is definitely dark. It’s also super ominous. So many things are described, yes: sadism, rape, etc, but a lot is left unsaid or said in passing for the reader to figure out or imply for themselves. I LOVED that part, as it made the book even more gruesome and dark.
Ya’ll NaNoWriMo starts TODAY!! Where has the time gone?? I’ll mainly be working on edits for AT this year (aka my book with a super secret title) but good luck to everyone participating and cranking out those novels! K.T. Munson is one of my lovely author friends and I send her some writing questions recently (as well as some questions about her new book The Sixth Gate) and I thought that now would be the perfect time to share them with nano finally upon us.
Literally sobbing by the end of this book because it was SO GOOD!! This book deserves way more hype and love in the YA community and Susan Dennard just deserves the world as a writer and a person. Slow burning romance, friendships being just as important as romantic relationships, and diversity!!
Truthwitch follows Safiya and Iseult, two witches/best friends. Safiya is a Truthwitch, she can discern truth from lie. When a revenge plot goes south, Safi and Iseult have to go on the run– and Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she could be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires. Iseult, is a threadwitch, she has the ability to see the ties that entangle the lives around her. Unfortunately, she can not see the birds that touch her own heart. She lives a life of an outcast where people fear and hate her for who she is where she comes from. And Iseult has deeper powers that even she has yet to discover. Safi and Iseult end up entangled with the Windwitch Merik, a Prince of a starving nation and Aeduan, a Bloodwitch witch who can track and control people’s blood. With a war between the empires of the Witchlands looming on the horizon, Safi and Iseult have to find out who their true allies are and where they stand in the war to come.