Waiting on Wednesday: Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1) by Susan Dennard

Here is where I share with you my anticipation for upcoming books! Breaking the Spine has introduced me to this and I am super excited to get to participate. Please feel free to comment what books you are looking forward to as well!!

Synopsis (taken from Goodreads): 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 Truthwith, 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 won 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. 

I've heard a multitude of lovely things about this book! Ever since the cover reveal, I've been dying to get my hands on this. The plot seems to be full of potential for an epic story, which is evident in the synopsis. What I think is awesome is the friendship between Safi and Iseult. With a lot of romance being a common theme in YA novels nowadays, it's refreshing to see someone bring to light the joy of having a great friendship. I cannot wait to see how this world unfolds, because it seems like Susan Dennard will do some excellent world creating and developing. With a good mixture of fantasy and magic, I know this will be an amazing release.

Truthwitch comes out January 5th, 2016!

What are you waiting on?

Susan Dennard

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