Bloodwitch – By Susan Dennard

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Goodreads Synopsis: 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.

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I really can’t contain my utter disappointment in this series. When I read the first book I really fell in love with the world and the characters, the first book had it’s flaws but it was still unique. And it’s a fantasy story about two badass females, that doesn’t happen very often!  But the second book was terrible, and alas this third was also terrible.

Bloodwitch was unfortunately even worse than the previous book because at least I read all of the second book. I couldn’t even finish this one, I was so bored and tired of cliche.

Again, everyone under the sun had to have their own POV. It made for a messy and jumbled story, with too many details being told too soon.  It completely took away from what I loved about the first book, which was Iseult and Safi.  In this book they’re not main characters, they’re side characters at best.  And not only are there multiple characters telling the story, but sometimes the POV would change mid-chapter! Which is just bad writing.

When I first started this series I had hoped that it would be better than The Throne Of Glass series. It felt similar but better in the first book.  But unfortunately it’s fallen into a lot of the same cliches as TOG. I felt this the most with the poorly written romances. Aeduan and Iseult have about as much chemistry as two rocks sitting next to each other, but the author just had to keep pushing them together. At least I quit before I got to any gross bestial sex scenes that Maas seems to love.

So yeah. I’m done with this series. I don’t care how many rave reviews come out for Dennard’s next book, I won’t be reading it.  Feel free to remind me of this promise if I get sucked in again. 😉  In the end I gave this book one star.

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