Sworn to Raise by Terah Edun

Sworn to Raise (Courtlight #1)Sworn to Raise by Terah Edun

 

I have found lately that I haven’t had as much time to read as I would like, but I have been very lucky to find some really, really great books. This is definitely one of them. If you haven’t checked out Terah Edun’s work yet, this would be a beautiful way to start.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Here is the description from Good Reads :

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 tra…more

Paperback, 265 pages
Published April 10th 2013 by Amazon Digital (first published April 8th 2013)
ISBN
1481918087 (ISBN13: 9781481918084)
edition language
English
series

 

I LOOOOVE this book. The cover first caught my attention, but so often the cover lies. Not here. The cover is beautiful but the writing is completely incredible.

I always find books with magical main characters interesting and even more so when they are not aware in the beginning of the story what they are capable of, but this book was even better. Not only is the main character interesting before she discovers who she really is and what she can do, but she is a strong character that does not while away her time being whiny and waiting for things to be done for her.

The supporting characters are interesting. There are a range of personalities within the girls at the companion’s school and they made it interesting. I love the idea of how Ciardis learned to read, another original idea from Terah Edun.

Excellent choice in the random chance meeting that led the main character her to her future destiny. This book is entertaining, skillfully written and one that I would be happy to read again. The magic is original and does not follow the typical pattern of here, use this wand and repeat said incantation.

This book kept me entertained for an entire day. I really did not want to see it end. I am very much looking forward to the next book. I cannot wait to see where Ciardis goes next.

This review is based on a digital ARC from the publisher.

 

Isn’t it great when you pick a book for a lazy day and the book ends up making you truly stay in lazy mode? I must find more books like this:)

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43 thoughts on “Sworn to Raise by Terah Edun

  1. So thanks to you I have a nice back log of books to read. I wish I could get over my reader’s block and read them. Maybe I should take a WordPress holiday and just focus on reading? Then I can finally read Charles books and these one’s that you’ve recommended.

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  2. I like your enthusiasm! I was just looking at the goodreads reviews for this one- it seems to be one of those books that people love or feel really “meh” about. That’s not enough to turn me off, but I did find it funny that the author gave it a 5-star rating… 🙂

    I’ll put this in my “maybe” pile. I do need to read more YA fantasy that’s actually set in other worlds. I write it, but I have trouble finding books I love. Maybe this will be the one!

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  3. Sounds like a good read… I have a pile of books waiting to be read beside my bed with my kindle on top with a pile of books inside it waiting to be read and a pile of good writing blogs waiting on my laptop to be read… so many good things to read and so little time to read them! 😦 Need a holiday in a quiet cottage by the sea, where I can read all day and take long walks on the beach at sunset! 😀

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