Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Review: Sworn to Raise by Terah Edun

Sworn to Raise (Courtlight #1)

Title: Sworn to Raise
Series: Courtlight #1
Author: Terah Edun
Publisher: Amazon Digital
Publication Date: April 10, 2013
Genre:  Young Adult, Fantasy
Reading Source: NetGalley
Reading Level: 12+ 
Format: ebook
Cover Art: 4/5
Overall: 3/5

Seventeen-year-old Ciardis has grown up in poverty, a cleaner in a small vale on the outskirts of the kingdom. But beneath her kingdom’s seemingly idyllic surface lies a hidden secret. Whispers of an inept crown Prince are growing ever louder—intensified by the five year anniversary of the soulbond initiations.

Amidst scandalous whispers, Ciardis finds herself chosen to train for the Companion’s Guild. She leaves her home and sets off on a personal journey to become a Court Companion. A position she’d never thought possible for a lowly servant to obtain, she must prove that she has the skills to attract a Patron. 

But she must master those skills quickly. If the legends are true, only Ciardis can harness the power to raise a Prince in an Imperial Court sworn to bring him down.

This sensational series debut melds intricate storylines with remarkable characters and unforgettable magic. Sworn To Raise is ideal for fans of Kristin Cashore, Michelle Sagara, and Maria Snyder.


The cover is really pretty.  

There was things I liked about it and things I didn't enjoy. It was a fairly quick read, I sped through it, the end of it was a little too fast for me though. The last few chapters felt rushed. 
 I liked the magic in the book and also the originality of the idea but the story line was a bit choppy.

There was no romance, so it would be great for younger audience. And fantasy lovers might like this.
The characters were a little detached, I didn't or couldn't connect with them.  
It was a good story but needed just a little polishing up.
I will continue to read the series.

 If it sounds like something you'd like it's on Amazon for only 3.00! 

Thank you to NetGalley for providing me this ecopy for an honest review.


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