My rating: 3 of 5 stars
ebook, 503 pages
Published June 13th 2012 by SmashwordsSource: Publisher for review
'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.'
Pledged is the story of two teenagers, Seth and Erin, who are thrown together on a journey across South Africa when their siblings meet and decide to get married.
This journey turns out not to be as innocent as they initially thought and they soon get thrown into an ancient world where they discover they are soul mates destined to be together but are kept apart by a 'curse' which they need to find out how to break to live happily ever after.
Pledged is full of supernatural events, time travel, adventure and fantasy all mixed into a current point of view.
At first I was extremely excited to start reading Pledged but soon felt a little lost like I was missing some important point to the story.
It was a very fast paced story full of twists and turns which sometimes went a little too fast for me to keep up but it did all came together and became clear in the end.
I must admit that the characters didn't have the depth that I would have liked in a story like this. Also, sometimes certain situations seemed to be a bit over-described whereby there wasn't enough of a description in other key scenes to make me feel completely at ease with what was going on.
Overall, I did really like the whole back story behind Pledged and thought it was original and interesting. There is a cliffhanger ending that leaves the reader wanting to know more so I'm definitely interested in reading the next instalment when it is released.
Congratulations to the following winners who will each get an e-book copy of Pledged:
1) Toby-Kat Sparrow; and
2) Giedre Sliumba
I will be passing your details onto Swallow Press and you will hopefully hear from them soon!
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/pledged-gwynneth-white/1111939746
Amazon: Pledged (Kindle Edition)