Series: The Witchlands #0.5
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release date: February 13th 2018
Ryber Fortiza was a Sightwitch Sister at a secluded convent, waiting to be called by her goddess into the depths of the mountain. There she would receive the gift of foretelling. But when that call never comes, Ryber finds herself the only Sister without the Sight.
Years pass and Ryber’s misfit pain becomes a dull ache, until one day, Sisters who already possess the Sight are summoned into the mountain, never to return. Soon enough, Ryber is the only Sister left. Now, it is up to her to save her Sisters, though she does not have the Sight—and though she does not know what might await her inside the mountain.
On her journey underground, she encounters a young captain named Kullen Ikray, who has no memory of who he is or how he got there. Together, the two journey ever deeper in search of answers, their road filled with horrors, and what they find at the end of that road will alter the fate of the Witchlands forever.
Set a year before Truthwitch, Sightwitch is a companion novella that also serves as a set up to Bloodwitch, as well as an expansion of the Witchlands world.
“Paths do not come to you.”
Sightwitch is a tense and suspenseful prequel to The Witchlands series. The novel continues to expand this unique universe’s world-building and once again presents strong female characters and a focus on the relationship between women. The pace does drag some, but with the addition of beautiful illustrations, this ends up being an entertaining read.
Susan Dennard’s writing is very easy to get into. The set up to Ryber’s story is wonderfully done and really interesting, although the rather abrupt shifts in POV throughout the story hurt that dynamic a little. The way the illustrations complement the narrative are also done rather well and are a true highlight in this novel. Continue reading