Author: Susan Dennard
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Publisher: Tor Teen (Macmillan)
Date published: February 12, 2019
Physical copies of this book were kindly provided by the publisher and Raincoast Books in exchange for an honest review.
Fans of Susan Dennard’s New York Times bestselling Witchlands series have fallen in love with the Bloodwitch Aeduan. And now, finally, comes his story.
High in a snowy mountain range, a monastery that holds more than just faith clings to the side of a cliff. Below, thwarted by a lake, a bloodthirsty horde of raiders await the coming of winter and the frozen path to destroy the sanctuary and its secrets.
The Bloodwitch Aeduan has teamed up with the Threadwitch Iseult and the magical girl Owl to stop the destruction. But to do so, he must confront his own father, and his past.
I remember wanting this book right after finishing Windwitch back in early 2017. Though, at that point, I had no idea that I would have to wait over 2 years before I could hold it in my hands! (And I did have fun reading through summaries of Truthwitch and Windwitch in preparation for this release.) Once I was holding Bloodwitch in my hands, it felt unreal! And I was scared because I had no idea which direction the story would take, and whether my heart would take it. Now that I’ve read Bloodwitch, I’m finding it difficult to talk about it without spoiling some very important thing. But I’ll do my best!
Overall, I would have to say that Bloodwitch was satisfying and heartbreaking all at once. The story definitely became more complex, as plot lines connected and became more interwoven (which is something that I absolutely love). When it comes to my fantasy plot preferences, I find that the more complex the plot / plots are, the better! I guess my brain likes to keep track of a lot of sub-plots and it’s also really satisfying when two characters that started out far from each other finally meet (if that makes any sense, haha)! All in all, I like how the story developed in Bloodwitch, and I hope that we get the next book ASAP because I already miss all of the characters!
Susan Dennard is the author of the New York Times bestselling The Witchlands series as well as the Something Strange and Deadly series. She has come a long way from small-town Georgia. Working in marine biology, she got to travel the world—six out of seven continents (she’ll get to Asia one of these days!)—before she settled down as a full-time novelist and writing instructor. When not writing, she can be found hiking with her dogs, slaying darkspawn on her Xbox, or earning bruises at the dojo. ou can learn more about Susan Dennard on her website, blog, newsletter, Twitter, or Pinterest.
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