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WWW Wednesday – February 15th, 2017

Welcome to WWW Wednesday which is currently being hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words. It’s really just a place to do little update on what all you’ve been reading lately. Anyone is welcome to join, just leave a link to your post in the comments and be sure to give the appropriate credit to Sam!

The Three W’s are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

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Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1)

I’m about 100 pages through with the February Hype or Like Friday BOTM, at the time that I’m writing this. It’s fairly interesting so far and entertaining. However, I am really struggling trying to figure out all of the different witches and how they’re connected, what they do, etc. I think Dennard did not do a very good job laying that out for readers. I’m also not really understanding this world very well and could use some clarification and background information on it. Maybe more will be explained as I go on?

In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands.

Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home.

Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she’s a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden – lest she be used in the struggle between empires. And Iseult’s true powers are hidden even from herself.

In a chance encounter at Court, Safi meets Prince Merik and makes him a reluctant ally. However, his help may not slow down the Bloodwitch now hot on the girls’ heels. All Safi and Iseult want is their freedom, but danger lies ahead. With war coming, treaties breaking and a magical contagion sweeping the land, the friends will have to fight emperors and mercenaries alike. For some will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.

What did you recently finish reading?

While all of the hype was real about Caraval (seriously, amazing!), I think it fell a little flat for Blood for Blood. It was still a really good book, but just not as great as what I was expecting. I think it’s strongest point was the writing – Graudin is a fabulous writer!

What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m almost positive that I’ll finish these two up before the end of the month, but if not then this will be the last of my February TBR!


What are you currently reading? What books have you finished lately? Have you read any of the ones on my list? Leave a link to your WWW Wednesday in the comments below!

31 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – February 15th, 2017

  1. I finished Truthwitch last night (I’m surprised I’m the first out of you and Britt and Jill, I’m the first to finish it) and it was amazing! I cannot wait to get my hands on the second book.

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    1. So glad to hear you enjoyed it! I’ll probably end up finishing it tomorrow as I’m now over halfway through it. It’s sooooo much better than I was expecting. I remember hearing people say how boring it was when it first came out but it’s really been nonstop action. Love it!

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  2. I’ve had Truthwitch on my shelf for ages now but just can’t find the motivation to pick it up. Caraval was such an amazing, magical book, and I loved every page of it! How was Blood for Blood? I recently bought that one but haven’t had time to read it, although I’m incredibly excited to see how the story turns out, especially after what happened in the first book!

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    1. That’s how I was with Truthwitch but I’m so glad we chose it as the BOTM because I’m loving it a far! Caraval was definitely amazing and that epilogue was sooo good!
      I enjoyed Blood for Blood but it didn’t wow me as much as I think it did for others. Good, but nothing amazing.

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  3. Basically all of these are on my TBR! Although I’m particularly excited about Caraval… I’ll be looking forward to your thoughts on Truthwitch. I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading!

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  4. I remember feeling the same way about Truthwitch. It’s a bit difficult to get into because you’re dropped into the world and have to figure out a lot of things on your own along the way. It can be difficult, but I think it’s rewarding after awhile. 🙂

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  5. I read Truthwitch awhile ago and honestly really didn’t like it due to some of the things you mentioned. The magic and world-building was really confusing (and contradicted itself sometimes) and I just didn’t feel like it ever explained things properly. I hope you’re able to enjoy it more than I did though. Also so glad to see so many trusted bloggers saying they loved Caraval. I was worried the hype was going to be too much and set me up for disappointment but it seems like that might not be the case. 🙂

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