Windwitch by Susan Dennard #BookReview

Title: Windwitch
Author: Susan Dennard
Series: The Witchlands #2
Published: January 10th 2017 by Tor Teen

Sometimes our enemies are also our only allies…

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.

I didn’t think I could love a book more than Truthwitch but Windwitch does it. It manages to top the first book which is such a fantastic thing because you often have that sophomore slump. If you follow Susan on social media outlets you know that the she struggled with writing this story but I saw none of that as a I read. Windwitch is executed beautifully and is an absolute perfect second book for the Witchlands series.

One of my favorite things about Windwitch is that it takes all the things you know about the characters and shows you the other side of the coin. Every story has two sides or even more depending on the how many people are involved. You find yourself feeling for characters you didn’t expect and look at characters you love with a side eye. I love love when a story gives me that.

Audean and Iseult were my two favorite characters in Truthwitch and continue to be so in Windwitch. I loved every scene they were in, it didn’t matter if they were alone or with other people. They just play off one another so well! I need more! More!!

I felt like Safi was sidelined a little bit so we could really get Merik’s story. Not that she didn’t have big parts because she did. I also loved the introduction of Vaness. I hope to see some of the story told in her perspective in future books but Merik needed to grow. Which meant he needed space to grow. He changes so much in this book, some for the better some for the worse. We really see how is relationships with other people have influenced and of course that other side of the coin scenario again. We do get to see Vivia’s perspective and I was ready to hate her. Seeing their story play out I am more intrigued with everyone now instead of hating them. I want to know both “good” guys and “villains” better.

The plot pacing was perfect, the world was perfect and the story was addicting. I’m still waiting for the awesome amazing video games and manga based off this series because their needs to be video games and comics for it. Maybe some action figures, legos, funkos…….Oh yes so back to the back. It has my heart as does this series. I can not wait to see what happens next.