Windwitch – By Susan Dennard


Goodreads Synopsis: After an explosion destroys his ship, the world believes Prince Merik, Windwitch, is dead. Scarred yet alive, Merik is determined to prove his sister’s treachery. Upon reaching the royal capital, crowded with refugees, he haunts the streets, fighting for the weak—which leads to whispers of a disfigured demigod, the Fury, who brings justice to the oppressed.

When the Bloodwitch Aeduan discovers a bounty on Iseult, he makes sure to be the first to find her—yet in a surprise twist, Iseult offers him a deal. She will return money stolen from him, if he locates Safi. Now they must work together to cross the Witchlands, while constantly wondering, who will betray whom first?

After a surprise attack and shipwreck, Safi and the Empress of Marstok barely escape with their lives. Alone in a land of pirates, every moment balances on a knife’s edge—especially when the pirates’ next move could unleash war upon the Witchlands.

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You guys. 😦 😦 😦  This book was such a huge disappointment.  😦 😦 😦   I really really enjoyed the first book, I mean it had it’s flaws but it had some really badass characters. Windwitch lost everything I loved from the first book.  I honestly don’t even really want to write this review because I’m so sad about this.

I don’t think I have a single positive thing to say about Windwitch. There were too many POV switches, basically ever character ever had chapters from their view.  It was confusing, boring, predictable, it had way to many coincidences.  It was just plain boring. With the first book I was racing to get to the end, I couldn’t put Truthwitch down. Windwitch I could barley pick up.

It had the whole “You thought this person was a bad guy but really they aren’t” after building up the same character in the last book as fricken evil. Merik was so angsty. Safa’s character turned into a puddle of blah.  Isult starts falling for Aeduan, which I personally thought was ridiculous. They had zero chemistry.   Everyone I cared for felt so different in this sequel! There was also a character, Cam, who was maybe transgender? Or genderqueer? He is biologically female but dresses as a male and wants everyone to use the male pronouns. He’s traveling with Merik but Merik  is rude to him most of the time and also doesn’t use the right pronouns. It felt like Dennard was trying to include a queer character but I was really uncomfortable with how Cam was written.

At this point I would not recommend the sequel to anyone, and I’m hesitant about the series.  Personally I will be reading the third book when it comes out, because I loved the first book. But that’s just me.  I gave this book 1 star on Goodreads.

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