Book Looks: Truthwitch – Susan Dennard


Bracelet | High Heels | Clutch | Necklace | Top | Skirt

Title: Truthwitch (2016)
Author: Susan Dennard
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

On a continent ruled by three empires, everyone is born with a “witchery,” a magical skill that sets them apart from others. Now, as the Twenty Year Truce in a centuries long war is about to end, the balance of power-and the failing health of all magic-will fall on the shoulders of a mythical pair called the Cahr Awen.

The biggest thing on Safi and Noelle’s minds is saving money for their planned future in the Hundred Isles. Noelle, a Threadwitch, can see the emotional Threads binding the world. Safi, on the other hand, is a Truthwitch-she always knows when a person is telling a lie. A powerful magic like that is something people would kill to have on their side-or to keep off their enemy’s side-and so Safi cannot even admit what she truly is.

With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and privateer) and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must rise above their doubts and fight to learn who they are and what they are made of, if they are going to stay alive and preserve the balance of their world.

Read the first lines…

Everything had gone horribly wrong.

None of Safiya fon Hasstrel’s hastily laid plans for this holdup were unfolding as they ought.

First, the black carriage with the gleaming gold standard was not the target Safi and Iseult had been waiting for. Worse, this cursed carriage was accompanied by eight rows of city guards blinking midday sun from their eyes.

Second, there was absolutely nowhere for Safi and Iseult to go. Up on their limestone outcropping, the dusty road below was the only path to Veñaza City. And just as this thrust of gray rock overlooked the road, the road overlooked nothing but turquoise sea forever. It was seventy feet of cliff pounded by rough waves and even rougher winds.

And third—the real kick in the kidneys—was that as soon as the guards marched over the girls’ buried trap and the firepots within exploded . . . Well, then those guards would be scouring every inch of the cliffside.

50 thoughts on “Book Looks: Truthwitch – Susan Dennard

  1. I’d totally wear this outfit! I think the skirt is my favorite piece. Both the style and print are awesome. (Confession: I haven’t finished the book yet. I’m only on page 9. 🙈)


          • That’s actually what I’ve been hearing a lot lately. I just finished ADSOM a couple weeks ago. I’m planning on picking up A Gathering of Shadows soon. I’m curious to hear your thoughts on them once you’re done. (:


            • I’ve finished AGOS as well and my thoughts on both books generally are similar, i.e. the beginning is REALLY slow and it takes a while for the plot to pick up, but once it did it’s pretty good, plus the world-building is just so intriguing. What did you think of ADSOM? 🙂

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              • I liked the book, but I felt like some things needed to be fleshed out more. I wanted to get a better sense of Red London and a bit more a backstory for Kel and Lila. I explained my thoughts as best I could in my review if you’re ever interested in reading it. (:

                But I definitely agree that the beginning was slow. Once it got the end I was surprised. It was a quick read once it picked up.


  2. If I could actually pull off that awesome outfit I would wear it in a heartbeat. How absolutely gorgeous?!

    I actually just bought this book today — I am very, very excited to read it ❤


  3. I love this outfit, especially the skirt that is so gorgeous (also is it London in the print, just guessing because from what I can see it looks like London!)
    I haven’t actually read this book yet, it’s on my to-read list. I think your books looks feature has actually made me want to read it more! 😀


    • I think it’s London too, but I can’t be too sure, haha. 😛

      That’s good! I actually can’t recommend it since I haven’t finished it myself, but it’s also on my TBR so eventually… eventually, I’ll get there. The beginning’s a bit slow and I just need to push through it, I think.

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      • I clicked on the link, it is London 🙂 I just saw the London Eye and got fixated on that! It’s a gorgeous skirt, I really kinda want it!
        I’ve heard a few people say it’s slow to start and everything, but honestly a lot of the books I loved have been so I don’t think that’ll be much of an issue for me, as long as the action picks up somewhere 🙂 I hope you enjoy it as well when you get around to it 😀


        • Goodness, I could’ve clicked on the link as well HAHA what am I doing. 😛

          Yeah, I feel the same way! Sometimes as soon as a book picks up it gets unputdownable, although the beginning was very slow. I hope so too, thank you. 😛

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          • Well neither of us clicked on it straight away, must just be one of those days/weeks 😀
            Yes I completely agree, I have felt that way about so many of the books I love, the beginning may be a little slow but when it gets going I understand why everyone loves it and don’t want to put it down until the end. It’s just getting through the slow parts really!


              • Actually probably more weeks/months my end 😀
                That makes sense 🙂 sometimes I love books like that because after all the build up when the actiion finally happens it just seems to explode off the page, but then there are others where it’s just too little too late! You can never tell which is which when a book starts off slow!


  4. This outfit is SO CUTE! I love that YSL clutch! I’m kind of excited for your review because I have yet to read this book because of the hype. It’s still sitting pretty on my shelf. Hopefully it lives up to the hype for you!


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