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by Terah Edun
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JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it 3 years ago
Mind candy can be tasty and it doesn’t have to be good to be the flavor that you’re looking for. That can definitely be said of Sworn to Raise by Terah Edun, which I got as a free Kindle download. Skipping jerkily from well worn trope to well worn trope – orphaned protagonist discovered to have a ...
Hipster Ariel's Literary Grotto
Hipster Ariel's Literary Grotto rated it 4 years ago
The first thing that excited me was the description of the main character, Ciardis. She is described as having darker skin with curly dark brown hair and golden eyes. To me, she sounds either non-white or of a mixed ethnicity, which is the first I have ever seen in young adult book. I also appreci...
fruitcakes rated it 5 years ago
I FAILED OUT OF THIS BOOK.It felt like a mishmash crossover fanfiction, with most of the basic worldbuilding ideas ripped off other books/series. That said, there was some interesting worldbuilding around it, and the introduction to Our Hero, Ciardis was enough to keep me following along, until the ...
EmberShane rated it 6 years ago
Sworn to Raise is a fantasy novel centered around Ciardis - a poor, orphaned, teenage girl who grew up in a rural land. A caravan travels to her town one day, and she meets someone who offers her the opportunity to change her circumstances. She accepts, and the adventure begins. I was drawn to th...
GizmosReviews rated it 6 years ago
*Genre* Fantasy*Rating* 3.0*My Thoughts* Ciardis Vane is an orphaned gypsy girl who is known for her red dye that's made out of mountain plants and an elusive ingredient that she refuses to allow anyone access to. When a chance encounter with Lady Serena of the Companions Guild happens in her home t...
Reading with a Vengeance
Reading with a Vengeance rated it 7 years ago
This book had a lot of potential, but it needed a lot more spit and polish to make it shine. The plot and general idea of the book appealed to me a lot; I love fantasy stories like this. New worlds, high magic, poor farmboys girls finding out they have awesome powers, princesses, political machina...
My Friends Are Fiction
My Friends Are Fiction rated it 7 years ago
Actual rating 2.5Mini-reviewSworn to Raise just wasn't for me. I felt that the story was disjointed and the characters flat. The world was described but not fully fleshed out to me. There were instances that piqued my interest but the further I read they just couldn't keep it.The author attempts to ...
The In-Between Place
The In-Between Place rated it 7 years ago
The idea behind Sworn to Raise was appealing – after all, who doesn’t like a modified Cinderella story? Unfortunately, it was slow to start and I couldn’t connect with any of the characters. The story certainly started to pick up once Ciardis began learning about magic, however it was around that sa...
Bridget Blackwood
Bridget Blackwood rated it 7 years ago
Sworn to Raise is fascinating. Ciardis goes from rags to riches. She grew up with nothing, working as a cleaner when she is noticed by a Court Companion. She becomes a initiate of the Court Companion's Guild. Court Companions are trained in many things, they have power and social standing, but they ...
Booknut 101's Bookworm Haven
Booknut 101's Bookworm Haven rated it 7 years ago
'"You know," said Prima with a hint of cruelty in her voice, "If you really wanted to learn how to pay respect to the ground, I would have had Teachene show you."Going stiff with ire at the girl's dig at her friend, Ciardis retorted, "It takes a dirt kisser to know one, Prima. Perhaps you should tea...
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