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Thursday Quotables: Truthwitch

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Hello guys, and welcome to another Thursday Quotables post!

Thursday Quotables was created by @Bookshelf Fantasies and it’s basically a post to share a quote or passage from your reading that week that you thought was funny, interesting, or that you just enjoyed in some way.

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This week I’m sharing a passage from Truthwitch by Susan Dennard:

Safi’s fingers flexed. Her toes, her calves, her gut–everything tensed for action.

If Merik wasn’t willing to save Iseult’s life, then that simply confirmed he wasn’t Safi’s ally. So, contract or not, enemy sailors or not, Admiral Nihar was now Safi’s opponent and this ship was her battleground.

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I’m reading this book as part of a read-along in one of my Goodreads groups and I’m really excited because I’ve had these books for a while but haven’t gotten around to reading them and now I finally am! Even so, I have to say that this book didn’t really capture me in the beginning the way I hoped it would. I felt like a lot of information was thrown at me right away about this treaty, all these nations, royalty, magic types, etc. The magic actually bothered me the most because things weren’t really clear.

I kept reading about this character being a windwitch, a waterwitch, a truthwitch–but no one was really telling me what that meant! I had a few details dropped here and there but I felt like I needed a clear definition the first time around when these terms were used. Or at least some kind of glossary in the back. 

That being said, I’m a little over halfway done with this book and I am starting to enjoy it. I think what I like most about it are the relationships that characters have. The tight bond between Threadsisters (which I’ve basically come to understand as best friends, people you feel really connected to, you would do anything for each other) Iseult and Safi is exactly what I needed. I feel like too many YA books have a major focus on some romantic relationship–which yeah, I can really enjoy but sometimes I want something else–and to take a break and have a book that has more of a focus on these strong friends–it’s refreshing. 

This being the first book, I’m being pretty lenient with it. I think it’s always a challenge to establish your world and magic system within a single book so I’m hoping I’ll be able to capture the important bits in this one and then just focus on enjoying the story in the following books. I’ll keep you guys updated on that, and I hope you all have a lovely week!

 

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