Windwitch by Susan Denard
!This review will contain spoilers so if you have not read this book I would not recommend reading this review just yet!
I really enjoyed reading this book although I didn’t it enjoy it as much as the first book. I had decided at the beginning of the year that I am going to try and be more critical with my ratings of the books that I read so I decided to give it four stars as I did really enjoy it but I didn’t find it to be one of my favourites. Once again I loved Susan Denard’s writing style and loved getting lost in the world that she has created. I really enjoyed getting to see more of the world in this book as well as getting to know the characters more.
There were a few things that I really wanted to happen in this book that didn’t. I really hoped that some of the characters would meet up again, especially Safi and Iseult or Safi and Merik since they believe that the other is dead! But they never did unfortunately. I did enjoy seeing the different stories from each character as well as getting to see some new perspectives.
My favourite story to follow through out the book was Safi’s, I really enjoyed getting to see all of the places that she went to as well as the people that she encountered. The hell bards were really interesting as well, we got to learn a lot more about them in this book but I still have so many questions. Caden was one of characters that I am most interested in learning about, in this book we find out that he is the chiselled cheater who conned Safi and Iseult into raiding the wrong train and starting off all of their troubles. But we also find out that he is working with Prince Leopold (who seems to be missing right now) but they are also controlled by King Heinrich. We still haven’t found out anything else about the conspiracy that seems to be going on in Cartorra but I hope to find out more about that in the next book.
Aeduan has become one of my favourite characters in this book. I didn’t really like him in the previous book because he was technically one of the bad guys who were trying to capture or kill our main characters. In this book though I loved seeing him interact with Iseult and seeing their relationship grow, they are both characters who don’t show their emotions often and other people often don’t understand them, but they really get each other.
I would really like to know if it is just me, but I always picture Vivia as Zuko’s sister Azula from Avatar: the last airbender? does anyone else see this? I really enjoyed getting to see from her perspective in this book as I actually grew to really like her. We start to see that Vivia isn’t actually how Merik sees her to be but she actually really cares about Nubrevna and her people. Seeing from Vivia’s perspective we see how she puts on an act in order behave in a way that she believes is expected of her, but through out the book we see that she is kind and compassionate instead of fierce and quick tempered like her father. Another aspect to this is how Vivia is also scared to act like herself as she believes that she will be compared to her mother who went insane.
I cannot wait for the next book to be released which will be released in 2019!! which is so long away. However we do get Sightwitch coming out next month which I am excited for 🙂