Series: The Witchlands #2
Author: Susan Dennard
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: January 10, 2017
Sometimes our enemies are also our only allies…
After an explosion destroys his ship, the world believes Prince Merik, Windwitch, is dead. Scarred yet alive, Merik is determined to prove his sister’s treachery. Upon reaching the royal capital, crowded with refugees, he haunts the streets, fighting for the weak—which leads to whispers of a disfigured demigod, the Fury, who brings justice to the oppressed.
When the Bloodwitch Aeduan discovers a bounty on Iseult, he makes sure to be the first to find her—yet in a surprise twist, Iseult offers him a deal. She will return money stolen from him, if he locates Safi. Now they must work together to cross the Witchlands, while constantly wondering, who will betray whom first?
After a surprise attack and shipwreck, Safi and the Empress of Marstok barely escape with their lives. Alone in a land of pirates, every moment balances on a knife’s edge—especially when the pirates’ next move could unleash war upon the Witchlands.
I was dying to get my hands on Windwitch since the moment Truthwitch ended. I couldn't wait to read more about Iseult, Merik, Safiya, and Aeduan. I'm sorry to say it, but I was disappointed. The book moved too slow for me. I had high expectations since Truthwitch was one of my Top Books We Love of 2016.
I love Merik and I was looking forward to reading his POV chapters. But for me, those were the slowest of them all. In addition, his sister Vivia's chapters diluted the story and meant less time with the main four characters. This is so sad because Merik was my favorite character before. Worse, he was away from the other characters and I missed his banter with Safi.
Safi's storyline was a little bit better. I like her interactions with the "chiseled cheater". Although, I still prefer Merik as her HEA.
“I told you, Hell-Bard. Everyone lies. It's in the way we banter with our friends. It's in the mundane greetings we give passersby. It's in the most meaningless things we do every single moment of every single day. Hundreds upon thousands of tiny, inconsequential lies.”
The best part of Windwitch by far was Aeduan and Iseult's chapters. Those were full of action and I loved that they have partnered together. Not sure how Owl plays a part in their story. We shall see.
“Mhe varujta. Trust me as if my soul were yours.”
No one is more disappointed than me that I didn't love this book. It was one of my most expected books to read in 2017.
I have high hopes for Bloodwitch since Aeduan is becoming my favorite character. I hope to see more of Safi and Iseult together instead of apart.
“If Iseult were here, then Safi could charge off into that jungle without a second thought. With Iseult, Safi was brave. She was strong. She was fearless.”