The Witch King

I've been struggling to find the right words to describe just how much this book meant to me. I could have used a book like this as a sixteen year old. Wyatt, in all his sharp, awkward glory, reflects my soul in a way few other characters have. But I'm just as happy I get to read it now. Every character in this book is their own disaster, and every character, good or bad, is so tenderly and sharply real in a way that makes you understand them, even when they're making choices that make you want to shake them. The world building is unique and fascinating, a take on fae and witches I've never seen before complete with claws and wings and horns. I spent far too long after finishing this book thinking longingly about how I wanted to keep reading, then being sad I have to wait for a sequel. I also want to draw specific attention to the language used in the book. So rarely have I read a book where the characters talk exactly like me and my queer friends do. Sentences like "I wanted to make out with him and also steal his face" and exclamations! thrown into! the middle of sentences! for emphasis! just felt so uniquely queer nerd culture in a way I don't often see, and it made this book feel even more special. -Shana

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ISBN: 9781335212795
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Inkyard Press - June 1st, 2021


Tuesday, June 1, 2021