Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Title: Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1)
Author: Susan Dennard
Publisher: Tor Teen (Macmillan)
Release Date: January 5, 2016
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.
So, I didn't like Dennard's first series, Something Strange and Deadly, but that was probably only because it's about zombies, and there's a love story centering on a zombie. I can deal with killing zombies Resident Evil-style, but I just can't get on board with a zombie romance. Yuck.
But, then the cover released, and I'm totally judging and lusting about this cover. Then, my massive crush on Sarah J. Maas went into overdrive after we went to her author signing in NOLA. And, Maas and Dennard are best friends, and Maas kept talking about how cool Dennard is and how much she helped her when she was having trouble writing A Court of Roses and Thorns. And then, I signed up for Dennard's emails, and she IS a really awesome person. So pretty much, I have decided it's necessary that I love this book. Oh, and it's about witches....
Haha. I know! Zombie romance is the grossest. Come on the dead flesh and your supposed to be kissing that. No way! Still admire that you see it as a necessary evil especially since Sarah J. Maas is a great novelist and anyone who would help her in her writing struggles is incredibly kind.ReplyDelete
Right! It's so funny that I'm completely fine with vampire romance, but something about undead zombie romance just doesn't do it for me.Delete
Right, right! Go vampire romance.Delete
YAY ME TOO! I cannot wait to read this book! The SS&D series wasn't really for me either (I liked book one, but not books two or three). However, I'm excited to read this one! I hope you enjoy Truthwitch when you read it!ReplyDelete
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I hope all the hype is true and that we both like this series much more than Something Strange and Deadly!Delete
This one is being buzzed everywhere and I can't wait to see what it is about. Usually if there are witches in a book I will give it a try. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Me too! Witches are my personal paranormal cat nip.Delete
Omg, a million times yes! I need this book like now! I'm so envious of all the people who have an ARC of Truthwitch! I just need this in my life! Great pick this week!ReplyDelete
You should sign up for her emails. She's been sending out snippets and full chapters because a lot of people have been asking about getting an ARC.Delete
The cover sure is beautiful! But its a long wait.ReplyDelete
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It just gives us something to look forward to in the winter - because otherwise there aren't that many great things to look forward to in January. :)Delete
This looks good. The cover drew me in, and then I read the synopsis- definitely want to now. Looks like a fun read.ReplyDelete
Great pick! This one definitely sounds really good. Everyone seems to really be anticipating it too!ReplyDelete
Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian
It's getting a crazy amount of hype right now. I sure hope it's worth it!Delete
I'm really excited for this one, it sounds really good and that cover is gorgeous! Great pick!ReplyDelete
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