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 mountain. There she would receive the gift of foretelling. ...more
This book was spilt into two timelines. The first was that of Ryber. The second was Eridysi's - set 1000 years before.
Now I was a bit confused. Because in Truthwitch and Windwitch there were mentions of Eridysi's lament. And in this book we find out who she was and what role she ...more
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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
Sightwitch was slightly better the second time around. So, yes, it did earn another star from me.. but sadly, I was still bored. Weirdly enough, I enjoyed the past POV's more than anything. Maybe it's because they just caught my attention.. but the little background information was a nice surprise since I'm very intrigued to dive into Bloodwitch!
Besides all of the info, I feel like the characters were just blah to me. I did connect a little bit with some but that wasn't really ...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 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
“We value things more when we know they won’t last forever.”
I am going to keep this review fairly short as this is a novella and I think there is not much to say without spoiling it. I also seem to be liking this less than everyone less did. Looking at the reviews after finishing the book made me realize that maybe I should have read it after I finished book 2. I just went to GR and saw that it was a prequel and numbered book # ...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
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 ...more
My quick and simple overall: magical and fascinating!
I hope that you are super pumped to get some more of Susan Dennard’s The Witchlands series into your life because you are not going to want to miss this amazing novella! Sightwitch is so much more than a little novella. This whirlwind of a book has a format that is sort of like a scrapbook. It contains some incredible world building, interesting characters, and enough breadcrumbs to satisfy the hungriest fans of the series.
If you have been following the blog for a ...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
"Paths do not come to you. You have to find them for yourself, and sometimes, you have to carve new ones 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 being told, but after that, it was quite easy to get into it.
The beginning is quite slow though, it wasn' ...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 ...more
I adore this series so it was nice to read more background to the sightwitches.
I loved the book but thought the illustrations could have been better.
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
First of all, you should know that this novella is essential if you plan on reading this series!
There's so much history in this, and therein lies the problem. Why would leave the previous books lacking and shove it all in this small story?! Not only I almost skipped this but tbh there were moments in the previous books that I lost interest and wanted more!
Besides that, the book is basically told thru dreams and memories of two characters wri ...more
“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 Tr
Full review to come. ...more
Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher for letting me get to take a sneak peek at this book!
Guys, its looking good! No seriously, its got artwork in it and of course the images are gorgeous! Now you're probably wondering why there's artwork and that is because this is being told in diary format.
Which completely works! Its got multiple POV's and this gave credence to the story as well as a f ...more
I had debated if it was necessary to reread this before going on to Bloodwitch, and yes. Yes it is vey much necessary. It explains some things that are happening in the story, and starts other storylines at the same time. I really hope more of this gets explained in the next books, because i still have so many questions.
This was so good?? I really need the next book in the series, there are so many questions that are left unanswered
This was a really interesting addition to the world of The Witchlands that answered a lot of my questions from the previous books but then left me with burning new ones. This world has expanded so much since Truthwitch and I think I can confidently say right now that it's one of the most sophisticated, detailed fantasy series in current YA.
More and more novellas in YA series are becoming necessary reading where before they were generally optional additions that superfans could read if th ...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
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She is the author of the New York Times bestselling Witchlands series as well as the Something Strange & Deadly series. ...more