• Mild radio silence for a few days...I was so caught up in Dark Age!
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Well I’ve now finished it and I’m not entirely sure what to do with myself now...😭
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Tonight I’m off to see my favourite person and watch more Mindhunter! We’re rewatching the first season atm💕
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There’s also a raft of new posts up on my blog including a little look at some of my random holiday purchases.
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#qotd: what book gave you the biggest hangover?
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#bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookish #book #bookblogger #blogger #travelblogger #travel #bloggerlife #reeddiffuser #teaenthusiast
  • I’ve almost finished Dark Age and my god what a ride! Books like this remind me why I love reading.
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I can’t imagine how this series is going to be wrapped up in the next book🙈
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I plan on finishing it off today and then going baking with my favourite person💕
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There’s an unboxing of the @fairyloot July box on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - favourite kind of cake?
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#book #bookblogger #blogger #bookish #bookishbox #fairyloot #brunching #ladieswhobrunch #bookstagram #bookstagrammer
  • A day spent in joggers with a good book is always a day well spent.
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Well, I did spend the morning ripping apart the house whilst tidying and clearing out 😂
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A little holiday purchase here. I’ve lusted after @diptyque products for ageees before I took the plunge.
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A little write up of the Vetyverio perfume is now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#blogger #beauty #beautyblogger #diptyque #perfume #bloggerlife #bloggersofinstagram
  • Who knew sipping cocktails all day and night would stop you reading as much?😂🍹
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A bit of a slower reading month but I had a lot of fun and a really good relax on holiday!
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Only 17 days till the next one with my favourite person💕
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My July reading Wrap Up is now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#book #bookblogger #blogger #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookish #wrapup #holiday #manga #fantasy #scifi #contemporary
  • Spending a day on the couch again but for much less happy reasons. I am the worst patient when I’m ill 😭
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On a happier note I’m thrilled to be part of the blog tour for A Chain Against the Dawn by @drewwilliamsirl
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What an amazing novel! Think Illuminae meets Guardians of the Galaxy😍
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There’s a full review up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#book #bookblogger #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookish #blogger #blogtour #achainacrossthedawn #drewwilliams #scifi #bookshelf #booknerdigans
  • I am not moving from the couch today😂
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I have Netflix on, a tea and a blanket...what more could you need?☕️
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There’s a new post up...another Seraph of the End review😂 (Link in bio✌🏻)
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#book #bookblogger #bookish #blogger #bookreview #manga #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #seraphoftheend #viz #vizmedia #bookobsessed
  • What a wonderful day yesterday 😍
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And another planned tonight!🍸
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There’s a review up of THAT Chanel Bronzer (Link in bio✌🏻)
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The holiday purchases now making their way onto the blog 🙊
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#blog #blogger #beautyblogger #beauty #chanel #chanelmakeup #bronzer #makeup #creambronzer #soleiltandechanel #review
  • Can’t wait to head back to Ville Franche next year with my favourite person.
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Boat loads of wine and snazzy bruschetta 👏🏻
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There’s a little TBR up for the NEWTs read-a-thon up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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QOTD: Have you got a favourite city abroad?
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#book #bookblogger #blogger #villefranche #travel #holiday #vacation #travelblogger #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #newtsreadathon2019
  • Off to Southport today with some of my favourite people💕
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Pass me the fish and chips🍟
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There’s a new review of Volume Fourteen of Seraph of the End up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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QOTD: What makes you think of the seaside?🍭🧜🏻‍♀️🐟
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#blogger #book #bookblogger #bookish #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookreview #bookshelf #manga #qotd #dateday #seaside #seraphofthend
  • Still playing a little bit of catch up with content I had planned...
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Admittedly, spending two weeks drinking cocktails was well worth it😏
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Tomorrow I’m off to Southport with Sam and some friends, then this weekend we’re off into Manchester for food and a night out🙊
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There’s a review up of Seraph of the End Volume Thirteen (Link in bio✌🏻)
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QOTD: What are your plans this weekend?
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#book #bookblogger #blogger #bookish #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #manga #bookreviewer #seraphoftheend #datenight
  • I’m back after a semi unplanned little hiatus😂
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Halfway through my holiday I just started to enjoy the slight disconnect from socials...then I had to unpack.
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Anyone who knows me, knows I don’t travel light😂
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Anywaaay, I have returned with a review of The Girl in Red by Christina Henry...WHAT A BOOK.
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QOTD: Are you an over-packer, under-packer or just right?🙊
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Books Reviews Young Adult Fiction

Windwitch by Susan Dennard

September 6, 2017

This is the second novel in the Witchlands series by Susan Dennard. A phenomenal series full of magic, sass and friendship.  If you haven't read the first book I suggest you skip this review. Nobody likes being spoiled.

The first book takes place with every country on the precipice of war, amidst that chaos two Threadsisters are simply trying to survive. Safi is a Truthwitch, though she's never said those words out loud for fear of being exploited. Her particular type of Witchery is incredibly rare....and very useful. Iseult is a Threadwitch able to see the ties that build, break and bond people. After a gamble goes awry the Threadsisters end up crossing the path of a rather nasty Bloodwitch. Their story beings there. 

This novel beings in the perspective of Prince Merik, one of my favourite characters from the first book. In this novel we see a different side to him, one that includes the infamous Nihar Rage. I enjoyed seeing more layers of his character but missed the cheeky banter he had with Safi. 

Which brings me to my second point, the group from the first novel weren't together at any point in this book. Instead they had ended up on separate journeys that, I assume, will converge in the next book. Seeing the main protagonists in such different circumstances was wonderful but I did miss seeing Safi and Iseult together. I adored Iseult and Aeudan, their dynamic was so fun to read about. The little snippets we got about Aeudan's background really intrigued me, I can't wait to learn more about him. His affection towards Owl melted me. (Owl is also another character I can't wait to learn more about.)

The part of the novel I think I enjoyed most was Safi and the Hell-Bards. In the previous book we met Safi's uncle Eron who was a Hell-Bard but we knew very little about them as a group. Windwitch gave us more of an insight into how their magic worked and what their purpose is. Although, we only learnt about one Hell-Bard in particular, Caden. I absolutely adore him. 

With regards to the plot I was quite confused at times, mainly towards the end of the novel. The main antagonist in this novel and most likely future novels was called The Shadow Man. Initially, I couldn't tell how he fit into the novel, it seemed like such a sudden addition. The further on I read the clearer it became but for a good thirty pages I was very very confused which is why I didn't rate this this as high. 

 

Info

 

Title: Windwitch 

Author(s): Susan Dennard 

Pages: 377

Publisher: Tor

ISBN: 978-1-4472-8230-3

Rating: 4.5/5

My Goodreads review can be found here

Have you read this? What did you think?

Thank-you for reading, 

Katie x 

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