A year before the events of Truthwitch, Ryber Fortiza is a Sightwitch sister at their secluded convent. As each sister goes into the Mountain to never return, Ryber is forced to follow in order to save them.
Why this book?: I’ve been reading the Witchlands series, and this is the last one before Bloodwitch!
I went directly from Windwitch to this one, and I have to say that I’m a little disappointed. After Windwitch, it almost seemed like this book was added in-between Bloodwitch because having the information in this book is essential to understanding Bloodwitch. Now, I only know this because I’ve skimmed the beginning of Bloodwitch, and I just read Windwitch. And, believe me, I know that there’s nothing bad at having to insert another book to understand everything that’s going on–but to me, that’s just bad planning.
After going from that amazing ending from Windwitch, Sightwitch was just underwhelming. You get a lot of information on Ryber and her background, as well as the mentioned Sightwitch sisters. You also get to see the background between Kullen and Ryber’s relationship … but that’s about it that made the story worth it. This story was pretty boring compared to the first two novels, with very little action and more story-telling. Probably the worst part for me was when the story switched out of Ryber’s point of view. I honestly just didn’t enjoy Eridysi’s point of view, and found Tanzi’s point of view to be redundant. There was also this really unnecessary romance shoved into Eridysi’s POV that just didn’t make sense at all.
I did enjoy getting to know Kullen better, though. I kind of fell for his character while reading Truthwitch, but my love was cut short when he died. Now he’s not really who he was before, so getting this glimpse of him was refreshing. That’s really all I enjoyed about Sightwitch. I liked getting to know two characters better, as well as their background, but that’s literally it. I didn’t care about the missing Sightwitch sisters, I didn’t care about Tanzi’s side of the story, I didn’t care about Eridysi’s story.
Final Rating: ★★★☆☆
While I enjoyed the majority of the story, the changing POV just wasn’t really necessary, and added in more unnecessary things like romance and second POVs to previous events. I liked getting the background information, as well as the added Ryber/Kuller moments, but that was basically all I liked about this addition to the Witchlands series.
Would I Recommend?
I would, only so you have the information you need for Bloodwitch. Otherwise, there’s really no point to this novel. I personally enjoyed it because I liked (most) of the characters focused on in this book, but otherwise, I feel like it was almost unnecessary….?
Published: February 13th, 2018
Publisher: Tor Teen
Page Count: 224
Genre: Fantasy/Young Adult
Synopsis: via Goodreads
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.
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