February 27, 2018 by ceresbooksworld
Sightwitch by Susan Dennard
Book 0,5 in The Witchlands series
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publication date: February 13, 2018
Source: eArc from the author
Rating: 5 hearts
From New York Times bestselling author Susan Dennard, Sightwitch is an illustrated novella set in the Witchlands and told through Ryber’s journal entries and sketches.
Before Safi and Iseult battled a Bloodwitch…
Before Merik returned from the dead…
Ryber Fortiza was a Sightwitch Sister at a secluded convent, waiting to be called by her goddess into the depths of the mountain. There she would receive the gift of foretelling. But when that call never comes, Ryber finds herself the only Sister without the Sight.
Years pass and Ryber’s misfit pain becomes a dull ache, until one day, Sisters who already possess the Sight are summoned into the mountain, never to return. Soon enough, Ryber is the only Sister left. Now, it is up to her to save her Sisters, though she does not have the Sight—and though she does not know what might await her inside the mountain.
On her journey underground, she encounters a young captain named Kullen Ikray, who has no memory of who he is or how he got there. Together, the two journey ever deeper in search of answers, their road filled with horrors, and what they find at the end of that road will alter the fate of the Witchlands forever.
Set a year before Truthwitch, Sightwitch is a companion novella that also serves as a set up to Bloodwitch, as well as an expansion of the Witchlands world.
I loved Sightwitch, no surprise at that since I really like Ryber and Kullen. This book allowed me to learn more about them.
I found it great to learn more about the Sightwitch and I still want to read Bloodwitch now more than ever.
I really liked the journal style with the book’s drawings, it gives a little more realistic and enjoyable touch to the world created by Susan Dennard.
I enjoyed seeing the powers of the Waterwitches too, and yes I am and remain a Waterwitches Babes in the heart and soul.
I actually discovered Ryber and she’s a girl full of will who respects the rules even if in the end it’s useless.
Tanzi is her threadsister and she’s the one who encourages her, I enjoyed discovering Tanzi and her friendship with Ryber.
We don’t see much Kullen but he’s a boy who can be trusted and even if Ryber has doubts at first, they don’t last.
I cannot wait to get my hardback version because I must admit that reading on my kindle didn’t allow me to see all the drawings so I want to hold this little wonder in my hands.
Susan Dennard has once again managed to deepen her world and open new horizons for Bloodwitch, and let you know that I want to see Aeduan, Iseult, Safiya, Merrick and all the others even faster.
Quick Word: A little wonder that completes the history of the Witchlands.
About the author
Susan Dennard has come a long way from small-town Georgia. With a masters degree in marine biology, she got to travel the world—six out of seven continents, to be exact (she’ll get to Asia one of these days!)—before she settled down as a full-time novelist and writing instructor.
She is the author of the New York Times bestselling Truthwitch and Windwitch as well as the Something Strange & Deadly series. When not writing, she can be found slaying darkspawn on her Xbox or earning bruises at the dojo.