Saturday, 30 November 2013

Oath of Servitude

3 Stars/5

Thanks to C. E. Wilson for giving me this book to review.

Teague is struggling since his perfect life was destroyed when he lost his sight, and now he has turned to drinking to smother his distress. Cailin is a Pixi who is being punished for being herself and being different from other Pixies. Her punishment is to pay off her father’s debt to Owen, Teague’s father, by being a companion to Teague and to try and stop him drinking. However, Cailin and Teague are more similar than they think, as they are both lonely people, where no one understands them. With Teague and Cailin grown closer together, will Cailin be able to complete her oath with trouble brewing at home.

Oath of Servitude is a likeable book as it is a quick, light paranormal read. One thing I enjoyed about this book is the mystery surrounding both the families. I also liked how the size difference was portrayed, and how Cailin has to cope with living with humans so much bigger than her.

I like Cailin as she is tough and gutsy while still being vulnerable, I also like how she will not stop being who she is just because she is not accepted by the rest of her people. At the start of the book I did not really like Teague as he was a drunk who was more interested in moping than trying to accept his fate and move on, but as the book progressed and he became less self-involved I grew to like his character more.

Oath of Servitude is an enjoyable book and it will be interesting to see what happens next to Cailin and Teague, and to uncover more of the mysterious secrets of the past. I would recommend this book to fans of Damselfly by Jennie Bates Bozic, or Need by Carrie Jones.

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