Waiting On Wednesday: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly feature by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases that we're excited about! It's a fun way to share with others the books that you're eagerly awaiting to be released and you are excited about. This week's pre-publication that "I-Can't-Wait-To-Read" selection is:

On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a “witchery”, a magical skill that sets them apart from others.


The Witchlands #1
Susan Dennard
Hardcover, 416 pages
On Sale: January 5th 2016
by Tor Teen

Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It’s a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially amongst the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires.

Iseult, a Threadwitch, can see the invisible ties that bind and entangle the lives around her—but she cannot see the bonds that touch her own heart. Her unlikely friendship with Safi has taken her from life as an outcast into one of reckless adventure, where she is a cool, wary balance to Safi’s hotheaded impulsiveness.

Safi and Iseult just want to be free to live their own lives, but war is coming to the Witchlands. With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and ship’s captain) and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must fight emperors, princes, and mercenaries alike, who will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.

I’m so excited about Tor Teen’s upcoming release of TRUTHWITCH! I have yet to experience Susan Dennard’s fantastic writing, but I hope to catch this amazing sounding series opener which has some of my favorite aspects in it: witchery & magic, spirited heroines, a rich fantasy setting and of course an intriguing young prince whom dare I hope might also be a romantic interest. Daring fights, intense adventure, and friendship awaits! 

If you're feeling needy and want more juicy details you can go HERE and see what Susan Dennard teases us with on Goodreads!