Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home.

Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she’s a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden – lest she be used in the struggle between empires. And Iseult’s true powers are hidden even from herself.

In a chance encounter at Court, Safi meets Prince Merik and makes him a reluctant ally. However, his help may not slow down the Bloodwitch now hot on the girls’ heels. All Safi and Iseult want is their freedom, but danger lies ahead. With war coming, treaties breaking and a magical contagion sweeping the land, the friends will have to fight emperors and mercenaries alike. For some will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch. ”


I know this book has been getting a ton of hype on BookTube, but personally it did not live up to the hype for me.

This book was an enjoyable read in some parts but I honestly spent most of my time reading this book just being completely confused.

On element that I did enjoy about this book was the focus on friendship. Both of our main characters were great characters and most of the scenes that were focused on them working as a team were very enjoyable to read. Actually, I did really enjoy all of the characters in this book.

As far as the romance aspects of this book, I wasn’t a huge fan of it. The only reason I think that I wasn’t a fan of it was due to the fact that I couldn’t really tell there was one until the very end of the book. Hopefully in the next book it will be more clear to me than it was in this one.

My main problem with the book was the plot. Don’t get me wrong, the action was great and, as I mentioned earlier, the focus on friendship was great. The main problem was that the plot wasn’t very clear. There was so much going on at the same time that I felt like one page of the book would be focused on one thing and the next was focused on something completely different. Maybe it was just me but I think that if I want to understand what is fully going on in this book, I may have to reread it.

Overall, I think this book was just a tiny bit overhyped. I can understand why people like it, don’t get me wrong, but maybe it was just not for me. I do plan on continue on with the series because I am interested to see what happens next. Hopefully I will like it more than I did this book.