Sightwitch (The Witchlands #2.5), by Susan Dennard
Publish Date: February 13 2018
Published by: Tor Teen
Length: 240 pages
Genre: YA Fantasy
My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4 out of 5 stars)
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.
I really enjoyed reading this one and learning more about the history and lore of the Witchlands, as well as the story behind Kullen and Ryber. I loved the formatting and the inclusion of hand-drawn illustrations, making it really feel like reading someone’s journal at times. I think my only regret is that I still feel like I am missing pieces of information about the Paladins, but I am hoping this is intentional and that more will be revealed in the rest of the series.
Finishing the Series 2019: 5 books read, 3 series finished