Friday, February 17, 2017

The Friday 56 (94) & Book Beginnings: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE
Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading.
21414439Synopsis from Goodreads...

In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands. Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home. Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she's a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden - lest she be used in the struggle between empires. And Iseult's true powers are hidden even from herself. In a chance encounter at Court, Safi meets Prince Merik and makes him a reluctant ally. However, his help may not slow down the Bloodwitch now hot on the girls' heels. All Safi and Iseult want is their freedom, but danger lies ahead. With war coming, treaties breaking and a magical contagion sweeping the land, the friends will have to fight emperors and mercenaries alike. For some will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch...
Beginnings: "Everything had gone horribly wrong. None of Safiya fon Hasstrel's hastily laid plans for this holdup were unfolding as the ought."

56: "Once Iseult felt certain that her hair was sufficiently covered, her face sufficiently shaded, and her sleeves sufficiently low enough to hide her pale skin, she reached for Safi's Threads so she could find her Threadsister among the crowds."
Comments: The opening sentence doesn't say much about what happened in the following scene, but the beginning was just alright. That's basically how I felt about Truthwitch. There wasn't anything particularly bad about the story, but it was just an average read for me. What about you? Have you recently read any books that you didn't like as much as you thought you would?


22 comments:

  1. I liked this one well enough to purchase the second book in the series but thought it front-loaded a lot of information that could have been better integrated.My YA pick this week is The Wish Granter by C. J. Redwine - a fairy tale retelling. Happy reading!

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  2. Probably not for me, but thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  4. I actually really liked this one and love the sequel Windwitch. Sorry this one wasn't a winner for you. Happy weekend!

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  5. That's too bad that it's just okay. Hopefully it was still enjoyable even if it wasn't a book you loved.

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  6. This is one I have on my wishlist! :-) Happy weekend!

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  7. I really want to try this one one of these days!

    Lauren @ Always Me

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  8. Sounds like an interesting plot. Shame it hasn't quite lived up to your expectations.

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  9. I've been hearing similar things about this one. Still want to give it a go.

    My Friday 56 from The Blood Gospel

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  10. I've been meaning to read this book for awhile. Hopefully I'll get to it soon.

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  11. I hate it when that happens. Sometimes I don't even finish the book. I loved the cover on your book and that adds to the disappointment when it is just so so.

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