Oh, Truthwitch.*sigh* I’m tying, like seriously trying, to read this book. It’s been two weeks since I’ve started it and in the meantime I have finished four other books. This wouldn’t usually worry me but I’ve only gotten as far as page 170 in two weeks. That is dismal, especially since I’m currently on vacation and have all the time in the world to read. But that’s the problem, I want want to read everything but this book. It’s so frustrating!
The better better half of a year this book was hyped all over Twitter and on book blogs. It seemed everywhere I looked everyone was talking about it. Of course I got excited and swept up in all of the hype. When the book arrived as part of Uppercase’s January box I was delighted. Then then problems started. I was hesitant to read it. What happens if it won’t live up to what I’m expecting?
Well….it hasn’t lived up to my expectations so far. It’s breaking my heart actually. All the components for the type of book I would love is there, but it’s like trying to complete a puzzle but missing some of the key pieces.
- The World/Magic: My first thought was did I miss something? I flipped back a few pages. Nope, I didn’t skip a page. The book reads like a sequel. It’s like I am supposed to know what the characters mean when they mention the void and the Origins wells. NOTHING IS EXPLAINED! I’ve been very confused or at least waiting for an explanation but sadly it hasn’t come.
- The Witches: Is everyone a witch? Is this why the area is called the Witchlands? Why do they cleave? I DON’T KNOW…and it’s upsetting.
- The Story: When does the actual story start? I have finished about a quarter of the book and there’s been a lot of action but nothing significant has happened.
- The Characters: Safi is a bit annoying. She complains all the time, can’t do anything right and just gets those around her in trouble. She literally attracts trouble ALL OF THE TIME. It’s just her running away from one bad situation only time find another. I have a sinking feeling that’s basically what happens in the rest of the book.
There are some positives though. Prince Merik is a complete dreamboat. The first time I actually felt a tiny bit of interest was when he was introduced. A rebel prince/captain with his own ship? Yes please! And the baddie Bloodwitch Aeudon is intriguing. Is it wrong that I’m kind of cheering him on?
I refuse to DNF this book. At least I don’t want to. There are some things that I quite enjoy. I just have too many questions that have been left unanswered and it’s frustrating to read something I don’t fully understand.
Have you read Truthwitch yet? Did you have similar issues with the book?