Today I am sharing my answers to the first set of discussion questions for our Truthwitch Read Along. This read along is for the entire month of February and we will feature discussion questions and giveaways every week, culminating in a Twitter chat to discuss the book and have some fun! There is still time to sign-up and join in if you haven’t already.
Here’s the planned schedule for the read-along:
WEEK 1: Feb 1-8 // Chapters 1-9
Hosted by Charlene @ Bookish Whimsy
Character spotlight: Safiya
Giveaway: Truthwitch design item
WEEK 2: Feb 9-15 // Chapters 10-19
Hosted by Olivia @ Candid Cover
Character spotlight: Iseult
Giveaway: Audible edition of Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
WEEK 3: Feb 16-22 // Chapters 20-29
Hosted by Kim @ Dreaming in Libraries
Character spotlight: Merik
Giveaway: German edition of Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
WEEK 4: Feb 23-29 // Chapters 30-End
Hosted by Carine @ Ceres Book World
Character spotlight: Aeduan
Giveaway: Pre-order of the paperback edition of Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
Feb 28 – Twitter Chat at 10am EST, use #TWReadalong
Lots of planned giveaways including a Novelly Yours Truthwitch candle and Truthwitch bookmarks from Behind the Pages!
Discussion Questions & Answers: Week 1
Safi and Iseult are fantastic fighters. Have you ever wanted to learn how to fight, take self-defence classes or have you already? Tell us about your reasoning/experience!
I am always in awe of women and strong characters in books that practice self-defence. I have never taken classes before, but I would really love to some day. I think it is a really important life skill that all women should have.
Of these specialized witcheries revealed so far (truthwitch, threadwitch, bloodwitch, wordwitch, windwitch, voicewitch) which power would you like to have and why?
I am really intrigued by the powers of the Threadwitches so far in the story. I think it would be incredible to be able to know how others are feeling and see inside their souls.
The beginning of the book already features political intrigue, Safi and Iseult trying to get away, and the mystery of cleaving. Which plot point interests you the most so far, and why?
While both plot points are very exciting, I am most eager to find out more about cleaving. The depictions so far in the book are so gruesome and I need to understand why this happens and how it fits with the rest of the story.
Share a favorite quote from the book!
“If you wanted to, Safiya, you could bend and shape the world.”
Character Spotlight: Safiya
Talk about what you like or dislike about Safi. Do you identify with her in any way? What do you think about her actions so far?
So far, Safiya is my favourite character in Truthwitch. She is very relatable and her flaws make her that more endearing. The fact that she has such a kick-ass personality and a strong-will make her that much more of an amazing character. Her witchery is also super cool because who doesn’t want to know if someone is being dishonest.
*** The questions for Discussion 2 will appear on my blog this coming Tuesday, February 9th. I look forward to reading your responses! If you have created a discussion post, please link me to it in the comments!