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Accession (Sarath Web #1)

3.19  ·  Rating Details  ·  208 Ratings  ·  65 Reviews
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
Paperback, 395 pages
Published August 5th 2014 by Amazon Digital
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Yzabel Ginsberg
(I was given a copy through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.)

This was a fast read, but I'm afraid to admit that's because I ended up skimming after a while: I couldn't stand the telling-not-showing style. Actually, I was this close to DNFing, and only finished because I felt I had to write a review.

There was definite groundwork here for an interesting world (the witch queens of the original thirteen colonies, having to maintain political balance between various factions of supernatur
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
**I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* Young Adult Paranormal
*Rating* 2-2.5


Accession is the first installment in a new series called Sarath Web by Terah Edun. The story is told in the first POV by Sixteen-year old Katherine Thompson. Accession has a variety of unusual paranormal characters like were-peacocks, licorn (twisted unicorns), along with fae, witches, daemons,
Sep 03, 2014 Melankalia rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
“He what? We’re tapping people’s phones now?” said Katherine.
“Not tapping”, huffed the fire marshal, “merely tracking activity. As you well know, the faerie are addicted to their phones. Won’t go anywhere without them. Which works to our advantage. It’s out only way this late in the game to know where the dark faerie gatherings will be tonight.”

That quote showcases my major issue with this book. So much of our introduction to this world is through various talking heads. I went back, twice, to ma
Mollie  (Bookdictive Reviews)
DNF at 57%. Terah Edun, I don't know how or why, but the Sworn series (I only read the first book) was all that I could read of your work. This is the second time I have been unable to finish one of your books. I had to keep pushing myself, when I really should have given up and called it a day. It wasn't until the inevitable death of Katherine's sister that I started to feel like I was forcing myself to keep reading when I COULD have been reading something better.

Here's why I couldn't get any f
Brittany (Brittany's Book Rambles)
Looking at my reviews lately, it feels like I go from one extreme to another. A book is really good, or it's horrible. Unfortunately, this falls in the latter of those two. This book had so much going on, there were singing trolls, dark faeries, bitchy witches, inebriated unicorns, and evil were-peacocks. Despite all of that, this book had no apparent plot to be found. It was like it was written from the seat of the author's pants.

Check out my full review by clicking here.
Wart Hill
When you hate the main character within the first seven pages, and aren't buying the world you've been thrown into, it's probably not a good idea to continue.
Lucy at Rain and Cupcakes Book Blog
This is an eARC review, source from the publisher via NetGalley.

~this book was kind of a hot mess.

Note to self, book covers can deceive you, book blurbs can also deceive you.

This was 1.5 stars but only because I managed to finished it. Well I managed to read up to 70% then it was all skimming and skipping for the rest.

My main issues including how this book was constructed. I thought the pace of the book was quite off, for example in one particular scene the Queen was punishing someone in court
Kaitlin (Reading is My Treasure)
Dec 17, 2014 Kaitlin (Reading is My Treasure) rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
*I received an e-arc of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in return for an honest review.

Well, that was fun! Accession was my first Terah Edun book and it won't be my last. While I wasn't wowed, I was satisfied with how the first book in this series turned out.

One of my favorite parts was the book's setting. I loved how was set in the modern world with supernatural and human societies mixed in with each other. Humans were fully aware of witches. They went to school with them and the
Jillian Lopez
Surprise surprise, I actually finished this in one day... o.O

Truthfully, I loved the idea and concept of the book. The fact that it had all those fictional aspects on fantasy intrigued me very well, considering that I grew up reading and loving fantasy books! One of the things I love about this book was the story/plotline because I find it very creative.

However, with all the giddiness in hand, I'm a little sad to see that this book quite disappointed me a bit. The writing didn't seem to click
Sep 28, 2014 Kelly rated it did not like it
I can genuinely say I had no idea where half of Katherine's motivation came from in this book. While the world building seemed to be very in-depth, the way it was presented often left me scratching my head in confusion. Large chunks of narrative backstory were interjected during tense scenes which basically destroyed all the tension and left me skimming.

I also have a personal problem when a book (whether it's part of a larger arc or not) doesn't resolve anything by the end. As far as I could see
 Lianne Mei
Aug 08, 2014 Lianne Mei rated it really liked it
Received this ARC in exchange for an honest review via the publisher via Netgalley.

I am really loving this so far. Generally, I am not a huge fan of witches or anything like it because I have read a lot of books that have the main character(s) be witches and they are practically all the same. Girl learns about her powers of being a witch and then someone else wants to expose them for it or kill them to gain their powers etc. Its really all the same to me. However this book was different. For onc
Sep 05, 2014 Koeur rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

Publisher: All Night Reads
Publishing Date: August 4, 2014
ISBN: xxxx
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 2.5/5

Publisher Description: 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 tr
Robin Edman
Apr 10, 2015 Robin Edman rated it did not like it
Goofy world-building, puerile interactions, outrageous morality, and the book has no conclusion. Seriously, the author decided to finish the story in another book. Unacceptable!
Aug 13, 2014 Malenelouise rated it it was ok
It was interesting to read another of Terah's book. After reading the book I must say I am bit disappointed. I had expected more because of her other books. It was difficult to get into. The main character didn't act like her age a lot in the book. The wasn't a lot of character development and many of the characters felt flat to me. It was great there was no instant love or love triangle. There were a lot of misspelling or missing words which made it less enjoyable. I am not sure if I will read ...more
Aug 10, 2014 Tabby rated it really liked it
A supernatural YA novel set in contemporary Georgia. Just like in her other fantasy series, the author has created a magical world with some very interesting and strong characters. This work is the first in a new series, so much of the book is setup. I love all the species included in it. I finished it wanting to know more; more about the characters, more about the history of the community, and more about what happens next. A good Book 1, let's hope that the sequel includes the depth Edun's fans ...more
Feb 19, 2015 April rated it it was ok
Fifth book in the anthology...

...and this one fell flat for me. Sadly.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it while I was reading it, but then when I got to the end, it was like, "Wait a second... what just happened?!"

Edun created a really unique world in this book/start of a series. There are werepeacocks, drunk unicorns, depressed trolls, dark faeries, and a kobold named Gestap. There's also a lot of political "stuff" between the queen witches of the original 13 colonies.

So perhaps with all of that,
Feb 15, 2015 Francesca rated it it was ok
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Jan 27, 2015 Bookgirlr rated it did not like it
I have no idea how I managed to read this whole novel. Was it strength of will? Was it great determination? Or was I punishing myself for something? I really have no idea. When you learn to write creative pieces in grade school you are taught to show, not tell. Based on this novel I would say that perhaps the author was absent the days they went over that in class. This novel could have used an editor or two, it's full of mistakes. For example: “Katherine narrowed her eyes. She didn’t want to de ...more
Apr 20, 2015 Alyssia rated it did not like it
Katherine Thompson family has ruled Sandersville for generations, the role of queen being passed from mother to first daughter. Katherine is the second daughter and is, quite frankly, glad about the fact. She has no aspirations to be the heir and is quite happy to stay out of the politics of the town. But when her older sister, Rose dies in a plane crash, she is suddenly thrust into the role of heir in a time when the Thompson line is being challenged.

From the beginning, it is made clear that Ka
Oct 26, 2014 Isana rated it it was ok
I don't understand. Things happened, kinda, but it felt like a whole half of the book was missing because nothing really happened. I know that's a contradiction, but the plot was nowhere to be scene. We got the idea of what the real issue would be, I think, but there was only like one sentence about it. I mean, I can understand things getting in the way, but the time span of this was like a novella and all over the place. I don't even understand 75% of what really went on. I'm willing to look pa ...more
Sep 01, 2014 Kelly rated it it was ok
Man that was bad…this book needs some serious editing…how did you just jimmy that car to start then toss the keys to someone else???…or you started your car but then ending up in your dead sisters car that you hate????…pet peeve of mine is making the synopsis sound completely different than what the book is actually about…grrr
Sep 21, 2014 Malva rated it it was ok
It was okay, good thing there were witches! The writing didn't do it for me. I really disliked the swearing. In my head, the characters did not sound like the proverbial sailors. Anyway, it broke the immersion each time. I may read the sequel.
Sarah Lee
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Aug 21, 2014 Marisa rated it it was ok
2 Stars = It Was OK
I received this ARC from Netgalley for my honest review.

First off I love the cover. It's just beautiful. It looks dark and foreboding and just rich and decadent. The premise sounded like something I would enjoy. I was so wrong. It had a lot of promise but it kept getting side tracked by something shiny, like a cat would with a flashlight on a wall or something like that. In the very beginning when Katherine has just called her horseman I felt like we were going to be treated t
Carrie Slager
Aug 17, 2014 Carrie Slager rated it really liked it
[Full disclosure: I requested and received a free ebook through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.]

First off, as with all of Terah Edun’s work (especially her Courtlight series), I was really impressed with the world-building here. There are fairies, unicorns and trolls but they’re not really your typical fairies, unicorns and trolls. Not only that, there are new creatures like Gestap that we encounter that are totally unique to Accession. The politics between witches in different citie
Aug 09, 2014 Rubina rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
A story woven with fairies,trolls, unicorns. Everything a little girl would imagine fighting. Terah Edun's imaginative powers cannot be questioned after reading this book

The characters, though well woven and had a certain charm, but I feel that they have not been fully explored. Whether the death of Rose or the Queens sublime reaction to everything left me wanting for more. But that does not mean that the story is not interesting. Why Rose was killed by itself is a page turner situation. The mag
Zed Whisper
Aug 10, 2014 Zed Whisper rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Oct 13, 2014 Lexi rated it liked it
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased and honest review**

Review: 3 stars
General: This book was entertaining but I'll admit, I am having a hard time picking a star rating for it. I enjoyed it overall as a book 1. The plot itself was an interesting idea. I was pulled in right away but had trouble staying in. The moments when I was in I was loving it. The moments when I was out I had trouble continuing simply because i wasn't connecting to anything. Unlike her other books thi
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Terah Edun's latest YA Fantasy novel, SWORN TO SOVEREIGNTY, published in June 2016.

Courtlight Series:

Book 1 - Sworn To Raise
Book 2 - Sworn To Transfer
Book 3 - Sworn To Conflict
Book 4 - Sworn To Secrecy
Book 5 - Sworn To Defiance
Book 6 - Sworn To Ascension
Book 7 - Sworn To Vengeance
Book 8 - Sworn To Sovereignty
Book 9 - Sworn To War

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