Welcome to another fabulous day of Susan Dennard Appreciation Week! Day 4 is a post of recommendations + links to all of my previous Witchlands book reviews!
So, here are the links for my other Witchlands book reviews:
My review for Bloodwitch was just posted on Tuesday!
Now, on the the main event! (Let’s pretend that the soundtrack for The Greatest Showman was playing in the background)
If you liked Truthwitch, then try…
- A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab! If complex world building and sassy characters who have their wits about them is what made you fall in love with Truthwitch, then I suggest you hightail it to the library or bookstore because this series is addictive.
- Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff! Was the heated tension between Safi and Merik what made you keep reading on? Then I have the perfect new series for you. In each book, there is a new hate-to-love relationship happening. First up is Kady and Ezra, who broke up the morning their planet is invaded. The second takes place with Nik and Hanna, who are drug dealer and buyer respectively, and their ship is invaded, forcing them to work together. They are the most like Safi and Merik, with flirty comments and such. The third book is Asha and Rhys, and it mostly stays towards the “hate” end on the hate-to-love meter. It’s a pretty fantastic series, regardless.
If you liked Windwitch, the try…
- The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. Thee are tons of badass and capable ladies in Windwitch, and it that’s what you’re looking for more of then look no further. These are sci-fi fairy tale retelling’s, following a cyborg lunar mechanic named Cinder on the run for her life while harboring secret feelings for the Prince (Cinderella), a redheaded farmer girl named Scarlet looking for her grandmother, in an unlikely alliance with a fighter nicknamed ‘Wolf’ (Little Red Riding Hood), a girl named Cress who has been trapped on a satellite her whole life escapes when a handsome guy named Thorne comes to the rescue, only to lose his eyesight, relying on Cress to lead the way. (The original version of the tale Rapunzel) and a young princess on the moon named Winter who is dealing with terrifying visions because she wanted to safe her self and her people.
- Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo! In Windwitch, Merik is set in his ways, but he gets a talking to and learns from it. In Six of Crows, you’ll meet Matthais and Nina. They have a similar relationship.
If you liked Sightwitch, then try…
*note: Sightwitch is unique in the sense that it’s told through a diary from 2 different points in time, with a different POV for each time. It also has (gorgeous) illustrations to go along with it, and not many, if any at all, books are like this book. Anything I suggest will fall short severely of the bar Sightwitch set. I am going to go about this one a bit differently and break it down by recurring theme instead of my normal break down.
- If the prophecy and seer aspect drew you in, then try The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan and The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater!
- If the first person diary type story telling is what drew you in, then try Letters To The Lost by Brigid Kemmerer and I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall!
- If the dual POVs throughout time and magical powers aspect is what drew you in, then try Furyborn by Claire Legrand and Passenger by Alexandra Bracken!
- If amnesiac characters are what drew you in, then try The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan and Starflight by Melissa Landers!
Still can’t get enough of Susan Dennard? Don’t forget she has another series! Check out her Something Strange & Deadly series as well as her Witchlands series!
There you go! Do you agree with these? Do you think any should be added or taken away? What are your thoughts?
If you read any of these because of this post, please let me know! I’d love to hear your thoughts!