Wednesday, July 15, 2015

"Waiting On" Wednesday #4: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that give us those book tingles!

My past few WoW books have been ones that I've already read ARCs of. Today's post features a book that I have not read yet. So I'm just as clueless and eager as all of you!

I'm totally dying to read this book. I have a copy but haven't picked it up yet because it doesn't release until January. Yes, you heard that correctly: January.

Today's pick is Truthwitch by Susan Dennard. The release date is January 5, 2016, so buckle up for a long wait!

 Though I'm not an official Witchlander (I sadly didn't get picked for the street team), I'm a Witchlander at heart! So I'm super excited to share this book with you guys. The virtual support for Truthwitch is absolutely insane. There's an official Twitter account for it (@Truthwitch) and there's always someone gushing about it, no matter what time or day it is. Welcome to the fandom!

Here's the Goodreads synopsis for those who haven't heard of Truthwitch:

On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a “witchery”, a magical skill that sets them apart from others.

In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble—as two desperate young women know all too well.

Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It’s a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially amongst the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires.

Iseult, a Threadwitch, can see the invisible ties that bind and entangle the lives around her—but she cannot see the bonds that touch her own heart. Her unlikely friendship with Safi has taken her from life as an outcast into one of reckless adventure, where she is a cool, wary balance to Safi’s hotheaded impulsiveness.

Safi and Iseult just want to be free to live their own lives, but war is coming to the Witchlands. With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and ship’s captain) and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must fight emperors, princes, and mercenaries alike, who will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.

Though I haven't read Dennard's other books, I absolutely adore her. She's one of the sweetest authors that I've ever met. Despite everyone's excitement over getting a copy of Truthwitch at BEA, she was still humble enough to doubt that people would show up to her signing. She's so down to earth and genuine. I can't wait to read what she's cooked up for us in this highly anticipated fantasy!

What books are you waiting on this Wednesday? Share in the comments!