It’s been a fantastic year here at Coven Book Club! We’ve enjoyed sharing our recommendations with you immensely. We’ll be taking a monthlong hiatus from December 11- January 11 to spend time with our families and catch up on our monstrous TBR piles! But when we come back, refreshed and raring to go, we’re going to kick things off with a witchy bang and discuss Susan Dennard’s highly anticipated 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 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.
Witchy best friends and an epic adventure? Count us in. For the next few weeks you can depend on our regular recommendations, but update your TBR with Truthwitch, if you haven’t already and make lots of notes in the margins. We’ll talk about the book during the last week in January, so if you need to wait on your turn at the library, no worries — and don’t write in library books (the library witches in the coven will kill me if I don’t remind you!).
All the xoxoxoxo’s, witches,