Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard
What I drank prior: I had a buncha beer watching football and then a buncha liquor cause Ginny told me to.
**We received an early copy of this book from BookishFirst in exchange for an honest review. We’d like to thank Susan and Tor Teen for the opportunity. This book comes out on Feb 12th and you can get it here.**
Spoiler-free Overview: This is the third book in the Witchlands series. If you haven’t read books 1, 2, or 2.5, you might be spoiled for them, seriously. So, quick wrap up.
- Aeduan and Iseult and Owl are tryna find Owl’s tribe and Safi
- Safi is with Vaness and Safi is sort of a court slave tryna find plots against the queen.
- Merrik, Cam, and Ryber running away from not-Kullen.
- Vivia is Queen-in-Waiting
If that doesn’t help you, I’m sorry. That’s all I can give you to remind you where all the kids are without spoiling this book.
Spoiler-free Thoughts: Guys, this book, the third in the Witchlands series, was incredible. While a little slow at the beginning, it was worth it. Most of the reason it’s slow is because the characters need to be in the right place for all the other crap to go down.
Characters: Wow, do these guys go THROUGH it this book. Aeduan and Iseult are still angsty. Merrik still scared, and Safi still with the Iron Queen Vaness. They all have a ton of stuff happen to them and they are each shaped by their experiences. I adore them. Also, I love that I actually fear for these characters. I’m so worried about them, and that’s the best feeling ever in books.
Plot: Again, a bit slow in the beginning but holy cow, the last half was go-go-go and now I officially need more.
Writing Style: Dennard has this way about her writing. I feel like I can see exactly what she’s trying to show, especially for certain scenes. We get another scene similar to the dancing scene from book 1.
World Building: We get a few more tidbits about the world, about the Big Bad, and about the other Big Bad. Magic and where it comes from is teased a bit and we get more.
I ADORED this book and I am anxiously awaiting the next one.
What to pair it with: Red Wine. Like Aeduan’s eyes… sigh
Rating: 5/5 Shots
COMMENT DOWN BELOW: Who is your favorite of my Witchland children?
Until next time, we remain forever drunkenly yours,