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Book Nerd Problem #168

Book Nerd Problem #168

book nerd problem #168

Have you ever had this problem? Did you promise yourself you wouldn’t continue in a series because the previous book was so horrific it wasn’t worth your time? Did you then see the next book’s cover and literally drool?


WindwitchWindwitch by Susan Dennard

The second book in The Witchlands series.

Expected publication: January 3rd, 2017 by Tor Teen.

The follow-up to New York Times bestselling Truthwitch, next in a breathtaking YA fantasy series hailed by Alexandra Bracken as “a world you will want to inhabit forever.”

On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a “witchery,” a magical skill that sets them apart from others.

In this follow-up to New York Times bestselling Truthwitch, a shadow man haunts the Nubrevnan streets, leaving corpses in his wake—and then raising those corpses from the dead.Windwitch continues the tale of Merik—cunning privateer, prince, and windwitch. (Goodreads)

So when I read Truthwitch earlier this year I was excited. To read about 2 female best friends that were witches sounded too good to be true. I really wanted to love the book, but the fact remains that I didn’t. I vowed I would not give into the hype and I would skip this series and focus my sights on other books, but then I saw this cover…..

Now I just don’t know (see book nerd problem #168 above). Luckily I have plenty of time to decide what I want to do because it is expected to release in January 2017.

Check out my Truthwitch review.

Maybe somehow I can unsee the crush-worthy cover and it won’t be a problem. Katie Spadafora asked on Goodreads “Is it just me, or are these covers trying to look like the “Falling Kingdoms” covers?” I didn’t enjoy Falling Kingdoms either. But the few who responded disagreed with the similarities. What do you think?

3 thoughts on “Book Nerd Problem #168”

  • I totally agree with you! I hate to admit but I have bought some series based on the covers alone. Did I love the series? Not really, lol. I have a serious problem. I should think about the consequences more because now I have limited book space in my house and need to think about which I really want. As for the covers being similar to Falling Kingdoms, I guess I can see a small resemblance, but not too much. Maybe they’re by the same artist and that’s why it looks similar? Anyways, great discussion!

    • Bookshelf space is limited that’s for sure. Someone else mentioned maybe it was the same cover artist for both series. Thanks for stopping by!

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