Sightwitch (The Witchlands, #2.5) by Susan Dennard

Sightwitch (The Witchlands, #2.5)

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...


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TitleSightwitch (The Witchlands, #2.5)
Author
Release DateFeb 13th, 2018
PublisherTor Teen
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Young Adult
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Reviews Sightwitch (The Witchlands, #2.5)

  • Alyssa
    2018-01-27
    5 stars. Possibly my favorite installment of the series, which is interesting because it isn't even a full-length novel. Susan Dennard (and the team at Tor) did an amazing job with this book!***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***Sightwitch by Susan DennardBook 0.5 of the Witchlands seriesPublisher: Tor TeenPublication Date: February 13, 2018Rating: 5 starsSource: Review copy from the publisherSummary (from Goodreads):Set a year before Tr...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    2018-01-29
    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/02/03/...I don’t know what it is about the Witchlands series, but both novels that are out thus far have received middling ratings from me when I reviewed them, and yet I just keep coming back for more! Still, if I had to guess, I would credit the simply sublime world Susan Dennard has created. Say what you will about her storytelling and characters, but the incredible imagination...
  • Beatrice (beatriceinbookland)
    2017-06-30
    "Paths do not come to you. You have to find them for yourself, and sometimes, you have to carve new ones entirely."1) Truthwitch ★★★★★2) Windwitch ★★★★★Not amazing, but enjoyable nonetheless!I really liked Ryber. She's strong, smart, ready to fight for her loved ones and she never gives up. I hope she finds her happy ending at the end of the series. And I liked Kullen, too.But to me what makes the series so special (BESIDES AE...
  • Amy Leigh
    2018-04-23
    This is more of a story for people who are already invested in the witchland series. It's a prequel book so it's not as long as the other two books but has great info about who they are and how they are created. I bought this book after reading this excerpt so I do recommend for fans of the series! The cover is gorgeous too! This definitely can be read before the other two books but it's more informative than story continuation so I would recomme...
  • Suzanne
    2018-02-18
    I love this series so much! It is so fascinating! This is a quick little prequel that just adds to the story. I enjoyed it very much and to me it was so magically written. It had a high fantasy feel for such a short, YA book. This only takes a few hours to read but is a great book to get readers through the wait for the next book!My quick and simple overall: magical and fascinating!
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    2018-02-24
    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Is a 0.5 novella something you should read in a series? Well, it depends on the series in question, and for the Witchlands series, I would say definitely yes, but you don’t want to read it first.  That is also the tricky part of adding a prequel to a series later. When should your readers actually read it?  For Sightwitch ,I would say that you should have at least read Truthwitch to have...
  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    2017-07-19
    I hope that you are super pumped to get some more of Susan Dennard’s The Witchlands series into your life because you are not going to want to miss this amazing novella! Sightwitch is so much more than a little novella. This whirlwind of a book has a format that is sort of like a scrapbook. It contains some incredible world building, interesting characters, and enough breadcrumbs to satisfy the hungriest fans of the series.If you have been foll...
  • RainySun
    2018-04-07
    This was so good. Really enjoyed the way it was written and the illustration throughout it. I am really enjoying the world building in this series, although the second book wasn't the best. This novella was really good, and has so much informaton about the history of the world, would definitely say this novella is a must read for this series. So much important information. I am very interested in seeing how this will be in effect in bloodwitch. b...
  • Sandra (LadyGrey Reads)
    2018-02-17
    History might easily be rewritten, but someone somewhere always remembers what truly happened.Can I just say how much I love this world? I mean, when you first go into it you might get a bit confused about all the witch types, but holy damn this place is incredible!Ryber is someone that I didn't feel like I quite understood in the full-length novels. She felt more like a side-character, someone there to be the romantic interest of Kullen, so I wa...
  • Jennifer Ellision
    2018-02-25
    Looooooved. I ADORE this series. (I've also been playing a lot of Dragon Age: Inquisition lately, so this book's maps, text excerpts, etc reminded me of the different codexes and finding my way through a quest which was an aspect I really enjoyed)
  • Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
    2018-04-07
    A fun, unique novella for the Witchlands series - loved the illustrations, maps and diagrams and the diary entries to tell a story. I adore Ryber and how she's a stickler for rules, but learns to break free of them in order to become a Sightwitch. Kullen makes an appearance but he's more of a side character. Definitely worthwhile reading before the next book in the series comes out!Full review to come.
  • Staci (stacisbookishprobs)
    2018-04-15
    I did think I was gonna love this more than I did but I found the beginning kind of boring and slow so I thought this would be like a solid 3 Star but then all the good stuff started happening and I was here for it! This is definitely one of my all time favorite series now! I love that world and the atmosphere of these books! Ryber is everything she’s so strong and brave and I can’t wait to get to know her more in the later books
  • Shanna Hughes
    2017-12-26
    Another wonderful read from Susan Dennard. With SIGHTWITCH, Dennard shows just how much she masters different voices, as well as weaving in clues in a very, very smart way. Absolutely adored the ending of this book and can't wait to add an illustrated copy to my shelves!
  • Saniya
    2018-02-23
    I LOVE THIS SERIES SO MUCH SO SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Sara Saif
    2018-02-19
    You know, it's really sad. I used to re-read before I discovered Goodreads which led me to discover how vast and never-ending this world of books really is. Those days were chill even if I read only 5 books a year. At least I could pick up the books I liked again and again and did not have to worry about the infinite number of books waiting to be read. Sigh.I read more than 10 books each year at least which are part of a series. With the 365 day ...
  • Kelsey
    2018-01-04
    I loved this preview! I've never read the other books by Susan Dennard, but I was intrigued the moment that I saw this preview. Even better, it's book 0.5! This meant that I wouldn't really spoiler myself as badly as if it was book two. I loved the photo's / sketches in the book. I haven't read the other books, but I love the main character from this part. Might be an evil character after all, but for now, i really loved her.I'm so ready to read ...
  • Amanda
    2018-08-02
    I’m not sure how I really feel about Sightwitch… On the one hand it was exciting and had a lot of the magical elements that I love about the series. On the other hand, I don’t really see what this adds to the overall story line. Maybe it adds a little historical context about the Paladins and the Cahr Awen but not really enough for me. I still feel just as confused about everything as I did before. I was just having a hard time paying atten...
  • Inside My Library Mind
    2017-08-19
    More reviews up on my blog Inside My Library Mind Actual rating: 4.5 I thought I’d do a bit of a different review this time for a couple of reasons. First, this is a prequel novella in a series I love, but since it’s a novella AND a prequel, it’s kinda short, and offers a lot of back story and thus it’s kind of a difficult one to review. SO here's 10 reasons why you should read Sightwitch! 1. It's Gorgeous This books is just beautiful. I...
  • Rian *fire and blood*
    2018-01-07
    [Basing this on the 118 pages I got to read, so minor changes will be made when I read the finished copy]Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher for letting me get to take a sneak peek at this book!Guys, its looking good! No seriously, its got artwork in it and of course the images are gorgeous! Now you're probably wondering why there's artwork and that is because this is being told in diary format.Which completely works! Its got multiple POV's ...
  • Alexandra
    2017-11-11
    UPDATE 2/14I finally read the whole book! It was amazing with more sketches and wonderful descriptions! I did not expect some revelations and I hope that a certain Thread-brother will come back! I DON'T WANT THIS SHIP TO SINK!I read the preview excerpt from NetGalley.I liked being back to the world of the Witchlands. There is a lot of mystery going on in this novella and there are alternative POVs moving back and forth in time. A certain loved Th...
  • Travis
    2018-02-26
    Sightwitch is a novella prequel to the Witchland novels that starts with Truthwitch. I would recommend reading these books in publication order. For as short as this novella was it got everything done with ease. It was very straight and to the point. It will be very interesting to see how this sets up and tie into Bloodwitch when that finally comes out. Sightwitch's story was delivered in a creative way through diary entries, articles, pictures a...
  • Kelly
    2017-06-29
    This book was honestly too wonderful and too short and too delightful. I loved it so much, because Ryber’s story gives us SO MUCH insight into the world of the Witchlands. I learned so much, and it makes me even more excited for Bloodwitch and the rest of the series! It really is a brilliant companion to the series, and makes a great story to placate one as they await the next book in the series.Note: This e-ARC was provided by the publisher in...
  • Bethany
    2018-07-23
    Still 5 stars upon a re-read! I love this one. And I noticed some significant things on this read-through that I missed the first time around! Can't wait for Bloodwitch.
  • Bright Star
    2018-02-11
    I received an excerpt from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Sightwitch is the novella sets before the events of Truthwitch, and it follows the story of Ryber and how she met Kullen. Since it's only an excerpt of 118 pages my rating may change after reading the other part, but so far I give it 2/5 stars. Basically, nothing exciting happens and it's pretty boring, too. We see Ryber as apprentice to become a Sightwitch, but it seems the G...
  • Natalie
    2018-03-18
    3.5 stars I enjoyed this prequel to the Witchlands series, and I’m sad I have to wait a whole year to read the next book! I liked the message of shaping your own destiny and making your own life. At first, I found the entries from the past very confusing with how they fit together with the current story, but eventually the threads (pun intended) joined together and it made sense. I liked Ryber, and I like that so much of this series is driven b...
  • Amy Leigh
    2018-04-22
    This is more of a story for people who are already invested in the witchland series. It's a prequel book so it's not as long but has great info about who they are and how they are created. I bought this book after reading this excerpt so I do recommend for fans of the series!Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for this eARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.