Review: Witchlanders (Witchlanders #1) by Lena Coakley

Witchlanders by Lena Coakley

Coy Courtesy of Simon and Schuster and Lena Coakley
Already Released

Ryder doesn't believe that the witches really have any magic. After all his mother always said so, and she used to to be a witch. Now though, she may be changing her story, and Ryder is about to be caught up in a terrible prophecy.

Why aren't there more books like this in YA right now? WHY?! I would read them; I would read all of them. I want to thank Lena for writing this, and then persevering to get it published because this is the epic fantasy YA I've been waiting for.

Ryder is a somewhat selfish at times teenage boy who is really trying to do his best for his family while things fall apart, and he feels real. It also helps that there's magic being thrown around as well as an age old feud between countries thrown in for good measure. I also feel like we've only seen the tip of the iceberg in terms of what this magic system can do, and I'm really excited to see what else there is to it.

Witchlanders is epic while maintaining a feeling of a personal journey. I can see some of you thinking that this book moves a bit slowly, but it shouldn't all just be about action, there's a great story being told here so sit back and enjoy the ride.

Star Rating: 4.5/5.0

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Looks like you really enjoyed this one! I love the sound of it, but I've yet to get my hands on a copy. Awesome review!


I'm so glad you really liked it. I've been wanting to read this since her blog tour. It sounds like a refreshing YA!


I like your review. I want to read this book!


I wasn't sure about this one when I first looked into it! But I think I will give it a try now!


This sounds like a good one to pick up. I am glad you enjoyed it, thanks for the review!


I keep seeing this book and hearing great things about it! Loved your review :)


Well you really sold it :) Thanks for the review.


That sounds interesting! I'll definitely have to pick it up one of these days.


I've had my eye on this one, but your "epic YA Fantasy" comment has me really wanting to read it now! Great review!


I have wanted to read this book for awhile and your review makes me want it even more. Sounds like it could be really good.


This sounds really interesting! I love witches and sometimes it seems like there aren't a lot of books about them in the YA genre - maybe because they're considered old school a little cliche? I'm not sure! But I definitely want to read this! :)

Liza @ Book Crook Liza


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