I have debated my rating of Truthwitch by Susan Dennard for a few days now. I give it 3.5 stars. Reading Truthwitch is like learning a new language for the first few chapters. There are several different types of “witches”, each with a unique power, but I feel that more explanation is needed for these powers and the world of the book. I am also saddened by the errors. For example, shears and sheers are used on the same page to describe the same pair of scissors and on page 222, putting is spelled “puting”. Too many similar words occur throughout the story with not much explanation of their meanings. The one that bothered me the most is on page 401, when Cahr Awen is mentioned (I think this is a cool concept of power) and Carawen (which is some vow). Now that I am done complaining, I will talk about what I did like. I thought the chapter when Merik and Safi danced was just plain fun and the suspense kept me interested in reading to the end. The intense ending brought cliffhangers to all of the characters and I am interested to learn more about Iseult and Aeduan! Hopefully the sequel will bring these characters and their world more to life!

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