Author: Susan Dennard
Series: The Witchlands #0.5
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Summary: “From New York Times bestselling author Susan Dennard, Sightwitch is an illustrated novella set in the Witchlands and told through Ryber’s journal entries and sketches.
Before Safi and Iseult battled a Bloodwitch…
Before Merik returned from the dead…
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.” -From Goodreads
Review: this book definitely worth reading if you have read the other two Witchland books. In my opinion, I don’t think you should read this book before reading the other two books, because there isn’t much world building done in this book compared to Truthwitch, so you might get confused while reading this book.
Susan has a way with words that is hard to explain. As soon as I start reading I am immediately hooked in. Her writing is able to show me the scenes, as well as the emotions the characters are having during them. Throughout this whole book, the story is told through journal entries with some illustrations.
The characters were interesting and written well. Ryber was a character that I found myself loving and caring about as the book continued on. The side characters are interesting and lend themselves to the story. It was nice to see how this might connect to Truthwitch and Windwitch. Also, I love that Susan continues to show positive female friendships in her books.
If you have read both Truthwitch and Windwitch, then you should give this book a read. It will help with the wait for Bloodwitch.
Have fun reading!