Monday, October 15, 2018

Giveaway: The Witchlands Series

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Today we are partnering with the lovely people over at Tor Teen to bring you this amazing opportunity to catch up on the New York Times Bestselling Witchlands series! Book three comes out next year SO ITS TIME TO READ THE BOOKS!

About the Series



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Published by Tor Teen Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, YA
Source: Tor Teen

A favorite of booksellers, reviewers, and readers alike, Susan Dennard has become widely known for her young adult epic fantasy saga set in the imaginative world of her New York Times bestselling series published by Tor Teen, the Witchlands, told through TruthwitchWindwitch, the special illustrated novella Sightwitch, and the forthcoming Bloodwitch (February 2019). Witchlands is set on a distant continent, in which some are born with a "witchery," a magical skill that sets them apart from others. The series follows best friends Safi (a Truthwitch) and Iseult (a Threadwitch), as well as the cunning ship captain Prince Merik (a Windwitch), and the mysterious and powerful Aeduan (a Bloodwitch) as they must navigate warring empires, political machinations, and mercenaries who seek to use their magic for selfish gain

About the Author

SUSAN DENNARD is the author of the New York Times bestselling Witchlands series as well as the Something Strange and Deadly series. She has come a long way from small-town Georgia. Working in marine biology, she got to travel the world—six out of seven continents (she’ll get to Asia one of these days!)—before she settled down as a full-time novelist and writing instructor. When not writing, she can be found hiking with her dogs, slaying darkspawn on her Xbox, or earning bruises at the dojo.

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While I haven’t read the series, I have owned the books for a while so hosting this giveaway was a good wakeup call that I NEEDED TO GET ON TOP OF IT. Especially since book three is out so soon! Anyway, without having read the book the only thing I can really say about it is that it has a GORGEOUS map and we all love a fantasy series with a gorgeous map. SO. I hereby bring you a list of: 

5 Fantasy Series With Gorgeous Maps

1. Witchlands by Susan Dennard (well that one was obvious… lol)

source: publisher

2. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
3. The Folk of the Air by Holly Black
4. Legacy of Orïsha by Tomi Adeyemi 
5. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

 

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Giveaway!

One (1) winner receives:
Truthwitch
Windwitch
Special illustrated novella, Sightwitch

Giveaway Rules!

  • Open to US residents
  • Xpresso Reads will not be responsible for any lost/damaged items
  • You must be 13+ or have parental permission to participate
  • No cheating allowed
  • A new winner will be picked if the first winner does not respond within 48 hours.

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