Sunday, January 26, 2014

Review: Oath of Servitude

Oath of Servitude by C.E. Wilson
The Punishment Sequence #1
Release Date: September 2012 

This is the story of Teague and Cailin, two teenagers who have been brought together by fate. Teague, a human, struggles to come to terms with the consequences of a recent accident that has destroyed the happy life that he had once enjoyed.

Cailin, a pixi, is trying to stay true to herself while fighting against forces beyond her control that have exiled her from her home into this strange world of humans. She fears the darkness. He cannot escape it. But when the two of them are thrown together, they begin to discover the light inside of themselves.

Taken from Goodreads 

Start: 1/12/2014  |  End: 1/24/2014  |  Pages: 159  |  Rating: 2.5 Stars

My Thoughts:

I got this from the author of the book in exchange for an honest review. Well, here it is!

Oath of Servitude focuses on the unlikely relationship of Teague, a blind human, and Cailin, the rebellious teenage pixi. After recently being sentenced to a month of Darkness by the Portune, the "Elders" of the pixi world, Cailin's father fights for any other punishment. In the end, Cailin is sent to serve Owen and his son Teague. Owen desperately wants Cailin's help in getting Teague to stop drinking, and actually start living his life. Cailin, on the other hand, doesn't want anything to do with the humans. They're bigger, scarier, and just completely different from what she's used to. But, in the end, the two fall for each other, regardless of the size difference. But then again, Teague doesn't find out she's a pixi until almost the very end. 

One of the main problems I had with this book was the repetition, in both the dialogue and the narration. After Cailin's father mentioned that he did not want any of his daughters going to the Darkness (which is by the way some kind of prison, but more emotional scarring), I was reminded of that fact five times afterwards, a page after. This happened with Teague's conversation with Cailin about not going after her sister as well. I feel like a lot more stuff could've happened in this space.

Other than that, I liked the idea of a pixi world, I've never read anything like it before. It's an interesting concept, although it could've been expanded a bit more. 

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