Truthwitch Read-Along Discussion #1


Truthwitch readalong

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.

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

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 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!

15 thoughts on “Truthwitch Read-Along Discussion #1

  1. Nicola says:

    I love the first question/answer. As a long-time (though currently on hiatus) karate practitioner myself, I LOVE the fight scenes in Susan’s books. It’s probably partly because she comes from a karate background as well, but I can always picture the characters’ moves so clearly and the things they do make sense (no one’s punching from the shoulder in Truthwitch 😉 ).

  2. Geraldine @ Corralling Books says:

    These questions are so awesome haha! 😀
    I did learn self-defense once – but I kinda stopped bc I didn’t have any more time for it? But it;s definitely a great initiative! 🙂
    I’d love to be a bloodwitch, just because everyone seems to fear them haha xD
    And finallyyyy, that cleaving is actually really interesting to me too! Can’t wait for it to be explored more in later books 🙂

  3. Kim says:

    If you have the chance, you should definitely take some classes in self-defense! It helps SO MUCH and makes you so much more confident. I think our answers are pretty similar :-). I’d love to be a threadwitch, as well, for the same reason and I can’t wait to get to know more about the mysterious cleaving :-)!!

  4. Megan says:

    Looks like all Truthwitch lovers have to start a self-defense class. Too bad we live far apart, but I totally agree — everyone should be able to defend themselves.

    Love your quote, by the way. 🙂

  5. Jaime Lynn says:

    My copy of Truthwitch was supposed to be here this past week, but it still hasn’t arrived. Not happy about that. I can’t wait to get it so that I can join in on the discussion!

  6. Charlene @ Bookish Whimsy says:

    Oh reading someone else’s comment above- how fun would it be to have a Truthwitch self-defense class. We could already go off that video from Sooz. 😀 But definitely every woman should know it. And love that quote – Safi has so much potential to realize in this series – I can’t wait for her and Iseult to save the world. 😀

  7. NicoleLynn says:

    I totally agree that self-defense skills are something all women should have if only just to make us more badass 😉 I really enjoyed reading your responses! I’m also intrigued about the cleaving and how that will play into the novel going forward! Can’t wait for the DQ #2 tomorrow, so I’ll be back over here then! Thanks so much for sharing your answers and helping host this awesome read-along 🙂

  8. jacklinupde says:

    I totally agree! I absolutely love reading books with female characters who kick ass! Same here, I can’t wait to learn more about cleaving. I’m loving Safiya as well. She is totally badass!

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