Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes on YouTube. Here is the link for the Goodreads group where you can find the list of topics and such.
This weeks topic is: Books Featuring Witches
1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
Manon Blackbeak is by far one of my favourite characters from the Throne of Glass world and also one of my favourite witches/witch types I've read to date. She's bloodthirsty, violent and has retractable iron teeth and claws. But she still shows so much compassion for The Thirteen and mercy towards others. Even though that's considered a weakness among her clan.
Truth witch contains two of my favourite 'witches', Safi and Iseult. Though I don't think they themselves are ever called witches but they have abilities labeled witcheries in this world. I think that's what I enjoyed the most about this series, the different abilities and how extensive Susan Dennard made them. Obviously, I adore the characters too. Safi and Iseult have the most incredible chemistry and work together so well.
The witches of the Wardstone Chronicles are your typical evil, ugly (for the most part) wicked creatures that are synonymous with halloween. I absolutely adore this series, and I will continue to read whatever Joseph Delaney puts out.
This novel again takes the concept of witches and morphs it a little. Rather than having innate magical abilities and casting spells in this world witches are referred to as crucibles. They take in matter like food and then change it. I loved this series because it reminds me of why I fell in love with YA. It's very insta-lovey and angsty but I'm here for it.