Thursday, 1 June 2017

Truthwitch Book Review + Giveaway (Intl)

O-M-G- HOW IS IT THAT MY BLOG TURNS THREE AND I DON'T EVEN REMEMBER!!!!😩😪😭😭😭😭 Isn't it so like wow, that went quick? I don't even know where the time went? Oh yeah I went in drooling over books! So in honour of my late blog anniversary, I have planned a giveaway, I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did!

Title: Truthwitch
Author: Susan Dennard
Published: 5th January 2016
My Rating: 4/5
Recommend: YES

In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands.

Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home.

Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she's a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden - lest she be used in the struggle between empires. And Iseult's true powers are hidden even from herself.

In a chance encounter at Court, Safi meets Prince Merik and makes him a reluctant ally. However, his help may not slow down the Bloodwitch now hot on the girls' heels. All Safi and Iseult want is their freedom, but danger lies ahead. With war coming, treaties breaking and a magical contagion sweeping the land, the friends will have to fight emperors and mercenaries alike. For some will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review, thank you to the publisher

This book has been on my self to read like. Forever. I am not even joking. And I don't even know why I took so long either. *sighs*

Truthwitch is an epic tale about to two friends turned into sisters who have each other's backs. Safi and Iseult. Safi is a Truthwitch that means she can tell when someone is lying. Iseult is a Threadwitch, she can kind of see how you are feeling based on the colour of your thread (it reminds me of those magical elements where in other books they can see your aura's and know how you are feeling). These two young ladies always seem to find themselves in to trouble, and now they have to go far away from their homes.

It isn't quite often you get to read a book where the characters are nothing you expect them to be, they constantly surprise you, Safi and Iseult are exactly like that. Iseult powers are different, she is different, she is never able to do what others in her tribe can do, yet as you read the story you can see the underlying theme of there something being more, something dark and powerful. And I think it is the same case with Safi? I am not sure yet.

I ended up liking Adeuan and Merrik more than I thought I would. They are both totally different, have different visions of what they would like to do. Adeuan being a bloodwitch can trace anyone just with the scent of their blood, he also has extraordinary powers such as being able to control his own and others blood. WOAH! Right? And Merrik, although he is I think it is a Waterwitchery but his powers are not as strong as his thread brother Kullens are. 

Such phenomenal characters create such a diverse and special world for the reader, all it wants you to do is be captured in to their world and just live and breathe their words. 

I loved the constant ups and downs, constantly not knowing which direction the plot would take me. Although I admit it was kind of hard to get in to the book, I guess because I was seeing such good praise everywhere I felt pressured to like the book and I did not want to not like the book. As it turned out, all I needed to do was it give it time because I love the first book so much, so happy the second one has just released now I don't have to wait so long!

WAIT THERE IS MORE..... You have a chance to win a paperback copy of Truthwitch!!!! Can I hear someone scream YES??? 😊😊😊🙋🙋🙋

All you have to do is click on the Rafflecopter link below to enter the giveaway:

The Prize: Truthwitch (paperback), Signed bookplate and map

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Psst....make sure you check out these other posts to win more awesome prizes!

Let's talk: Have you guys ever delayed reading a book because you think it would not live up to its hype? Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. Happy blogiversary!!! Congrats!! Your blog is wonderful, and I look forward to many more posts from you <3 *hugs*

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Fingers crossed :)

    1. Thank you so much Amy, you are so sweet!
      I love your blog too, *hugs and squeezes you really hard*
      Fingers crossed for you and good luck! ;)

  2. Hi Aneesa,

    Wow! Congratulations of your 3rd anniversary. I'd say being lost in books (or just drooling over them =) ) is a great way to loose track of time. I do that, too. Thank you so much for joining the June hop. I hope you have lots of fun!!

    Lonna @ FLYLēF

    1. Hi Lonna,

      Thank you so much! Hahah..yes it is. You got the drooling part and being lost in them right (I probably spend 90% of time doing that!) Yes, glad to know I am not the only one.
      You are welcome, thank you for allowing the opportunity! :)

  3. I hope I win, I hope I win! The book sounds really incredible and I know for a fact I have it on my TBR list and I also know I don't have a copy!! That cover and swag are gorgeous too! How you doing partner in crime? June has started! YAY! BTW Happy 3rd blogiversary, Aneesa! That is a huge milestone!!

    1. Good luck partner!!! ;)
      It is! Well then I wish you all the luck in the world then!!!! The swag is right??? *drooly eyes*
      I am doing okay I think, I just wish I had more time to read. How about you partner? YES IT HAS!!!

      Thank you very much, and I can't quite believe it to be quite honest!!!

    2. I need more time to read too! I've been burning the midnight oil a little too much to read and have got to stop that...

    3. I know exactly what you mean....

  4. Congrats on 3 years!!!
    I'm so glad you gave this book a chance and liked it so much!!! It does take time to get into it! The second book is awesome too!!
    I'm looking forward to reading more reviews from you!!!

    1. Thank you!!! :)
      I did after so many tries, I finally loved it! I cannot wait to read the second one!!!
      Thank you!! :)

  5. The world setup in this book sounds pretty cool! :)

    1. It is! You should definitely give this a try! :)