Apr 8, 2013

Review: Oath of Servitude by C. E. Wilson

Author: C.E. Wilson
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

This book was really good. I was hesitant about getting into it because pixi's and fairies has never really been my kind of thing. We never seem to get along unless they are the smaller picture in a book. I had to give this a try though. I thank C.E. Wilson for giving me a chance to read this. I really did love reading this book.

Here's the synopsis:
"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."

I was approached by the author, C.E. Wilson, she wanted me to review this book for her. I took a look at it and instantly thought "Sorry no, but I'm not all that into pixi's", but when I read the rest of the synopsis I was hooked. So the only probably was the pixi's. I would deal with it, because frankly this book sounded REALLY good. To make sure if I wanted to read it, I took a look at the rating on Goodreads. The rating was pretty good too. I had close to a 4.02 rating. So I told C.E. that I would review her book. I do NOT regret it! I just finished this book yesterday and the minute I finished this book I am dying for the second book.

The characters in this book were amazing. Teague is blind in this book. He was injured from a baseball pitch gone wrong and now he will never be able to play or see again. Of course, as you would think, he's bitter about this. He's 21, blind, and living at his dad's house. He drinks his days away, not caring about anything going on around him. At first I thought that he was a conceited jerk that didn't care about anyone but himself, and that first encounter with Cailin definitely helped cement that in. Eventually when he got to know Cailin and became less aggressive and began to see that he was bound to be bitter(not that it justifies his actions but...) I started to feel for him and I really did start to like him.

Cailin was a bit of a challenge at the beginning for me. She started off as a girl who thought that she did nothing wrong and whatever she was being punished for was stupid. I hated her at that moment. I really did want to hit her at that moment. Then when she got to know Teague she softened as well. She became this person, er- pixi, that I would want to know. I loved her spunk and confidence, I liked that, that the same confidence never turned into overconfidence. The characters therefore, were amazing.

The plot was also very intriguing. How is this little pixi that's almost  a foot tall suppose to help a blind 21 year old pick up his act? Yeah, well she does help. He starts to really care about what she thinks of him and that was kind of cool to be able to read about. As they say, even the smallest person can make a BIG change. 

The reason this book isn't a 5 out of 5 star review is because I skipped a chapter or two. Of course, I went back and read them once I finished the book, but I really did not enjoy reading them as much. I skimmed them and they were just about the other stuff going on with the pixi's in Cailin's clan. I found them to be very boring. I guess I just liked to read about Teague and Cailin and no one else. As long as one of them was in the chapter I was good. It was only about a chapter or two that I skimmed so it really didn't mess anything up for me.

Guys, this is an amazing book that I highly recommend! It is intriguing, fascinating  and just plain awesome! This is one of the very few books that I actually like that is about pixi's or fairies; therefore, I HIGHLY recommend this book. Go buy this book, read and tell me what you think. I highly doubt that you will not like this book.

Enjoy! I can hardly wait for the second book!

*A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. I felt the same, pixies ain't my thing but in the scheme of the book, it just worked xx