Gwen & Kate's Library

Two sisters' reviews of Young Adult and Middle Grade books, inspired by their lovely library.

Waiting on Wednesday #8: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. I created the image above from a photo I took, and any other blog may use it if they link back to Gwen & Kate’s Library!

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

(No cover yet… but here is a snippet of the fantastic-looking map!)

Series: The Witchlands, Book 1

Genres: Young Adult, High Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance

Description: Garth Nix meets Avatar: The Last Airbender.

The series is set in a world where three empires rule and every member of the population is born with a magical skill set, known as a “witchery.
Now, as the Twenty Year Truce in a centuries-long war is about to end, the balance of power will fall on the shoulders of two young women, who must accept their fate, and themselves, to survive.

In Truthwitch, expect intrigue, action and conspiracy, with some wonderfully tense romance woven into the excitement. On a continent where everyone is born with magic, witchcraft is failing as people are corrupted by their own magic. Unrest also grows as a twenty year truce ends between three warring empires, meaning trading treaties cease and war threatens. Only a mythical pair of witches can heal the taint in the land and bring balance. But the two young friends are yet to discover their fate, even as their world heads towards chaos.

Gwen’s Comments: AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER in a book!!!! Although I usually wait for a cover and full description before writing WOW posts about books, I couldn’t wait any longer for this one. This isn’t an author I’ve read anything from before, but an epic fantasy about two young women in an Avatar-like world — that’s my dream come true!

Publication Date: fall 2015 (such a long time…)

Any other Avatar: The Last Airbender fans out there I can celebrate with? Or other reasons to be excited for this book?

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2 comments on “Waiting on Wednesday #8: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

  1. Molly Mortensen
    October 1, 2014

    This book sounds really good. I hadn’t heard of it before. Sadly, I’ve never watched Avatar the last airbender, though it’s been on my want to watch list forever. Thanks for sharing. :)

    • gwenkate
      October 3, 2014

      Thank YOU! You should totally bump Avatar up a few notches on your to-watch list — although it is a children’s anime show, it is entertaining and teaches great life lessons (in the first minute a girl puts her brother in his place for being sexist).

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