Sunday, 10 August 2014

Review of Accession

(Sarath Web #1)

By Terah Edun

Sixteen-year-old Katherine Thompson wasn’t trained to rule a coven. That was her sister – perfect, beautiful Rose. But when a mysterious plane crash kills off the heir presumptive of the Sandersville coven she has no choice.

After stepping in to fill her sister’s shoes, Katherine realizes she didn’t have a clue – faery wars, depressed trolls and angry unicorns are just the beginning.

For centuries, her family has served the high Queens on both sides of the Atlantic but it is a well-known rule that mid-level witches stay away from high-level Queens.

But when Katherine’s youngest cousin vanishes without a trace in the Atlanta court and no one wants to investigate, Katherine decides to step into the darkness on her own. She will soon discover that nothing, especially in a queen's court, is as it seems.

Source: Goodreads

My rating: 4/5

My Thoughts:

As the younger of two princesses, Katherine has grown up knowing her sister Rose would be the next queen of Sandersville. Not that Katherine would ever want to be queen anyway. She much prefers being able to do what she wants as a young witch, roam the forest, feed the strange family toad/monster pet, speak her mind and generally act in the opposite way as royalty would. Plus, Katherine doesn't fit in. She can't use her powers like other witches because her powers are darker and stronger and she's afraid of causing more damage then good.

But her life changes dramatically when rose dies in a plane accident and Katherine becomes the next heir to the throne. However, something is seriously wrong with Rose' accident and her sister is determined to find out. Her cousin, Cecily, has also gone amiss but no one is worried. Apparently she has gone on her first demon hunt but Katherine knows how sensitive Cecily is, there's no way she would go demon hunting. Especially not without telling her or her foster brother, who also happens to be Katherine's ex-boyfriend.

With Ethans help, they set out to find out the truth behind rose' death and also to locate where Cecily has gone but will they be too late?

Katherine's character was fun to read. She was a very unique princess, with her angry outbursts and un-ladylike habits. I think this series will be good to read because there is a good mix of fantasy, drama, action and a hint of romance. I can't imagine who would be behind rose' death but I have a feeling that it has something to do with the dark/evil queens...

Zed (:

Favourite Quotes:

“Please gods, Mother of the Earth, Lord of the Skies, Tinkerbelle, whoever is out there,” Katherine mumbled, “if you get me to school today, I will do everything in my power not to set anything on fire…or kill anyone. I pinky-swear, I’m on my best behaviour.”

“I don’t care about your sorrys right now. Just get out. Because, as you pointed out, my control is kind of out the window, you being a bastard isn’t helping, and so help me god, if I see you still in this shop within the next minute, I will unleash a bolt of lightning so powerful you’ll be fried into a crisp,” she snapped.

She may not have wanted to inherit this small, piece-of-shit town in the middle of nowhere, but now that it was hers or going to become hers, she was starting to feel some responsibility for it.

Today sucked. Not only had she gotten sucker-punched into counselling, but she still had to go to school. Whoever had said life wasn’t fair had been prescient with the knowledge from the gods.

How do you heal when you can’t find closure? When no one else around you have sought out closure and no one else seemed to care?


  1. I have seen this book around a lot! I have definitely added it to my TBR. Great Review!

  2. Thanks Dana! I hope you enjoy it too :)