I was really truly pleasantly surprised by Oath of Servitude. The characters had a good deal of thought put into them and they were relatable.
The only criticism I have is that I needed more time with Teague and Cailin. I was practically BEGGING for more when the author decided to just skip over to Cailin's family. It took ALL of the self-control I had to not fast-forward to Teague and Cailin. But I didn't. And in the end I was grateful I didn't because the interruptions were necessary-- timed incorrectly but necessary to the story. In a way I could even say it added anticipation.
I also really loved that this book can appeal to both young and old without feeling too cheesy or fairytale like. That isn't to say there aren't a few cheesy moments... but they aren't too bad and they don't last that long.
There is also a string of mystery in here that leaves you NEEDING book 2.
I would recommend this book to fans of Holly Black's Tithe, fairies, and books about overcoming challenges.
Teague’s was the charmed life of a popular athlete that came to a crashing halt.
Cailin is a pixi learning the price of nonconformity in her rigid clan.
She fears the darkness.
He is trapped there for all eternity.
But when the two of them are thrown together, they begin to discover the light within themselves.