Monday, July 25, 2016

Guest Review: Sworn to Raise by Terah Edun

As is probably painfully obvious, my time to read and review over the summer is pretty much nonexistent. I have some very articulate teens this summer, though, so i decided to turn some of it over to them! Following is a review written by Anna H.:

Sworn to Raise

Seventeen-year-old Ciardis Vane grew up in a small village on the edge of the realm. Beautiful, destitute, and desperate she is looking to get out any way she can. She has worked her whole live as a laundress with no hope of escaping her fate anytime soon.
But then Ciardis's life changes when a strange woman appears with the key to Ciardis's escape. With an offer to take her to the capital and a life she'd never dreamed of, it's hard to resist. There's only one catch.
She wants Ciardis to become a companion: she'll be required to wear expensive dresses, learn to conduct suitable magic, educate herself on court proclivities, and - in the end - chain herself to the highest bidder. A Patron for life.
Ciardis knows that this is her one opportunity to change her life.
But what she does not know is that she will soon be at the heart of intrigues and power struggles, and that her new life in luxury demands a high price, perhaps even the life of a prince.

A beautifully written book that I absolutely refused to put down. I can't wait to see the rest of the series come out. Seeing more than simple elemental magic was truly fascinating.

I am quite curious. Sebastian reminds me a bit of Ciel Phantomhive from "Black Butler". Was that on purpose?

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