Before Safi and Iseult battled a Bloodwitch...
Before Merik returned from the dead…
Ryber Fortiza was a Sightwitch Sister at a secluded convent, waiting to be called by her goddess into the depths of the mounta ...more
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***
Sightwitch by Susan Dennard
Book 0.5 of the Witchlands series
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publication Date: February 13, 2018
Rating: 5 stars
Source: Review copy from the publisher
Summary (from Goodreads):
Set a year before Truthwitch, Sightwitch follows Ryber Fortiza, the la ...more
I don’t know what it is about the Witchlands series, but both novels that are out thus far have received middling ratings from me when I reviewed them, and yet I just keep coming back for more! Still, if I had to guess, I would credit the simply sublime world Susan Dennard has created. Say what you will about her storytelling and characters, but the incredible imagination and effort that she has put into the world-building ...more
1) Truthwitch ★★★★★
2) Windwitch ★★★★★
Not amazing, but enjoyable nonetheless!
I really liked Ryber. She's strong, smart, ready to fight for her loved ones and she never gives up. I hope she finds her happy ending at the end of the series. And I liked Kullen, too.
But to me what makes the series so special (BESIDES AEDUAN AND ISEULT MY BEAUTIFUL OTP) are the friendships. Ryber and Tanzi ...more
THIS BOOK BLEW ME AWAY
THE EASTER EGGS FOUND IN THIS BOOK AND THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN TRUTHWITCH AND WINDWITCH HAD ME SHOOKETH TO THE CORE
EVERYTHING MAKES SENSE NOW, EVEN WHEN I DIDN’T REALISE I NEEDED A REASON FOR SOME THINGS TO MAKE SENSE.
This book could either be book 0.5 or book 2.5 as the fact that this b ...more
I love interesting world building, and this novella delivers. It really adds to the fabric of the Witchlands, and you get lots of history of the world before the main series t ...more
Is a 0.5 novella something you should read in a series? Well, it depends on the series in question, and for the Witchlands series, I would say definitely yes, but you don’t want to read it first. That is also the tricky part of adding a prequel to a series later. When should your readers actually read it? For Sightwitch ,I would say that you should have at least read Truthwitch to have a semi-understanding of threads, cleaving and some of ...more
My quick and simple overall: magical and fascinating!
If you have been following the blog for a while, you will know that novel ...more
Remember the Illuminae Files? Well, this one aims at the Sightwitch Files.
There are two main reasons why Sightwitch can be recommended to the hardcore fandom only: format and format (with soft plagiarism in the background).
Sightwitch is a first-person diary entry format embellished here and there with other forms of writing like legends, songs and prayers, random docume ...more
I am really enjoying the world building in this series, although the second book wasn't the best. This novella was really good, and has so much informaton about the history of the world, would definitely say this novella is a must read for this series. So much important information. I am very interested in seeing how this will be in effect in bloodwitch. because Kullen O.o
“Paths do not come to you. You have to find them for yourself, and sometimes, you have to carve new ones entirely.”
I honestly don’t know how she does it but, with every book I read of The Witchlands series, Susan Dennard manages to fascinate me even more with the intricate world she has created and with the complex plot around which this series revolves. And I can assure you that this novella isn’t an exception.
Sightwitch is a story about Ryber Fortiza before the events that take place in Trut
History might easily be rewritten, but someone somewhere always remembers what truly happened.
Can I just say how much I love this world? I mean, when you first go into it you might get a bit confused about all the witch types, but holy damn this place is incredible!
Ryber is someone that I didn't feel like I quite understood in the full-length novels. She felt more like a side-character, someone there to be the romantic interest of Kullen, so I was instantly intrigued when this book was revealed ...more
Holyyyyyy shit. My brain is exploding
Now that I've slept a few hours though my brain keeps spinning. Like I read on Tumblr that Sooz said you should read this because then you'll understand some of the big reveals in Bloodwitch such as:
-Who Aeduan’s mom really is
-Who Aeduan’s dad really is
DOES THIS MEAN WHAT I THINK IT MEANS?! I mean there was that *saying* said and then when she went into that particular room she only saw two small shadows in the ice and there were two bigger openings so ...more
Full review to come.
"Paths do not come to you. You have to find them for yourself, and sometimes, you have to carve new onew entirely."
This reminded me of how little I remember of The Witchlands series, so yes, I was a bit lost at times, but I actually remembered everything quite quickly. It also reminded me of how much I love this world.
It took me a little bit to figure out when the story was been told, but after that it was quite easy to get into it.
The beggining is quite slow though, it wasn't ...more
You know, it's really sad. I used to re-read before I discovered Goodreads which led me to discover how vast and never-ending this world of books really is. Those days were chill even if I read only 5 books a year. At least I could pick up the books I liked again and again and did not have to worry about the infinite number of books waiting to be read. Sigh.
I read more than 10 books each year at least which are part of a series. With the 365 day gap between the books in a series it's nigh imposs
More reviews up on my blog Inside My Library Mind
Actual rating: 4.5
I thought I’d do a bit of a different review this time for a couple of reasons. First, this is a prequel novella in a series I love, but since it’s a novella AND a prequel, it’s kinda short, and offers a lot of back story and thus it’s kind of a difficult one to review. SO here's 10 reasons why you should read Sightwitc ...more
Sightwitch is a novella in The Witchlands by Susan Dennard. It is the back story for Ryber Fortiza, a side character from the main series. The story is told as a series of journal entries primarily by Ryber, with the occasional entry by her threadsister Tanzi and historical entries by the famous Sightwitch Sister Eridysi Gochienka. I find this style of storytelling hit or miss and this one ended up working for me better than I expected. One of the neat things is all the art incl ...more
I loved the photo's / sketches in the book. I haven't read the other books, but I love the main character from this part. Might be an evil character after all, but for now, i really loved her.
I'm so ready to read the other books by Susan!
On the one hand it was exciting and had a lot of the magical elements that I love about the series. On the other hand, I don’t really see what this adds to the overall story line. Maybe it adds a little historical context about the Paladins and the Cahr Awen but not really enough for me. I still feel just as confused about everything as I did before. I was just having a hard time paying attention and it really sucks because I’m sure there was a lo ...more
I do recommend reading it after Windwitch, not before.
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She is the author of the New York Times bestselling Witchlands as well as the Something Strange & Deadly series. Whe ...more