Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Book Tour Review: Pledged

Pledged (Soul Wars Saga, #1)
Pledged by Gwynneth White

Published: June 13th 2012
Publisher: Smashwords

Series: Soul Wars Saga #1

Page Count: 503

Synopsis: Everyone has a soul mate. But what do you do when your soul mate would rather give his soul to the demons than be with you? Seventeen-year-old Erin has a problem. Seth has been hers forever, but now an ancient curse is tearing him away. And the demons who invoked it will stop at nothing – even murder – to claim him as their own.
How can she win against a curse so binding that it has damned countless others to this same fate – an eternity alone?

The answer lies in the past. To find it, Erin and Seth must risk all, travelling back in time to a dangerous world where love is forbidden, and life – and death – hang on a pledge.

Follow Erin and Seth as they travel to ancient Shenaya and confront the curse that has plagued their families for millennia. Caught in a war between the Angelic Guardians and the Gefallen, the disembodied dead, they must fight to keep their souls in tact and their love untainted.

Review: Pledged follows Seth and Erin as they learn about their lives before they were born and the lives of their ancestors before their very eyes years and years after any of the events had happened, all thanks to one more than your average diamond. What this whole story bottles down to is a thousand year old curse, good vs evil, brother vs brother, its not something that I could actually explain in depth now without giving anything vital away, but also because its so in depth and intricate that it'd probably take me a few days to decide how to explain it cause its a little confusing to begin with but nevertheless it all makes complete sense by the end of the book, of course you do have to keep reading because every small detail you unravel presents you with more questions and wanting to know more and the story does not fail in keeping you hooked or throwing problems in the characters paths that yourself, Erin & Seth just wish they could help them to deal with, but of course as on lookers of the past nothing can be changed. As for the characters, I completely adored Erin to pieces and I was dying to get more development of the relationship between her and Seth but Seth is more of a closed book kind of guy who doesn't really allow that to happen yet so I have high hopes for the next book as the ending left us wanting to read on. As I've mentioned Seth is more of a closed book kind of guy and whilst there are hints or gestures of all these redeeming qualities he's supposed to have I just didn't really connect with him at all or feel much for him as a character, like I felt so much emotion for Caleb and Jared but not so much Seth, I can't quiet place my finger on it. Whilst I enjoyed reading about most of the characters and the storyline I think over all it took a little too long to finally fall into place and if you don't put much thought into what you're reading you could easily get confused, there is a lot of names to remember, luckily this different happen with myself but it does seem like it could be rather overwhelming due to the fact so much happens and you're not always viewing it in the right time sequence which is why I'm not willing to give it a straight 4 star rating, I know I'm difficult ey?
Recommend? Sure thing
3.75 Stars!
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