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.
Ever since uni has started back up again I feel like I’ve been running around like crazy. I always have something to do, and splitting my time between homework, writing, bookstagram, friends, riding my horse, and obligations for my service sorority has been an absolute nightmare. I’m having fun and I’m loving school, but I feel like I’m constantly doing what I have to do instead of what I love.
I just do not understand why I am one of the only people to not like this book? Honestly is no one else seeing the problems with it or just the sheer boringness?? It definitely should have been a stand alone or this book should have been split into 2 and made into a duology. It’s way too long and drawn out and I can’t even imagine reading the next too books.
I really don’t understand why this book is getting such poor reviews!! I really really enjoyed it! I got this book in my owlcrate awhile ago and never picked it up until this summer because I was afraid I would hate it but gah I was blown away! I’m rarely if ever pleasantly surprised with a book I think I’m not going to like but this is a beautiful exception.
I cannot even BEGIN to describe my love for this book there are literally no words to describe its perfection GAH I’M OBSESSED!! You know how rare it is that I give a book five stars, and I literally would give this book 5000 stars if I could. It wins in literally every single element that makes a good novel. Character development, plot, action, romance, humor, writing style, realistic relationships, all 5/5 stars.
I definitely felt like I overhyped this book a bit, but I still enjoyed it! I had a few issues and really debated back and forth on my star rating, but ultimately I’m settling on 3/5 stars (which is not a bad star rating from me at all! some people think that three stars from me means I didn’t like the book which is definitely not true).
I had the lovely opportunity to interview Tarun Betala, author of “The Things We Don’t Know”. Tarun is such a kind person and although I was not able to read his book for review, I’m so happy he agreed to interview with me!
Dingle was my favorite place we visited in Ireland!!! Sorry for the spam of travel posts but I just miss it soooooo much. I was literally planning my trip back to Ireland earlier today lol 😀
I was literally so excited to see the cliffs of Moher and seriously they didn’t disappoint! Even mobs of tourists couldn’t take away from the beauty. We also stopped by a little castle on the way there it was the cutest!