About Down to Oath
You have to find yourself before you can live.”
Codi lives in the exceptionally drab town of Oath; a settlement without colour, children or personality. Sucky, right?
Oath civilians love the colour white, the smell of freshly cut grass, and playing the piano by the fire at precisely 7.11pm on a Friday night. The predictability is unbearable.
Codi can’t believe her luck when a child manifests in the library. She claims to be her former self, who resides in the unseeable town, Bond.
As Codi travels through towns, she meets three variations of herself who don’t seem to be anything like her at all.
After all, how much can you truly trust yourself?
Reviews for Down to Oath
What a unique book about discovering who you are and where you are going. Our main character Codi lives in a drab town where she not like anyone else she enjoys color, being creative and loves to the visit the town library. Now you may think being different is a great quality to have but not in oath. Everyone and everything acts exactly the same and their no room for color and creativity. Turns out that they are more towns that are parallel to the town of oath and each one contains a different version of yourself. [...]
A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE
You all know I've never reviewed a MG book on the blog - when I requested this one, I thought it was YA (I had read the first chapter on Amazon to get a taste of it). The fact is, when we first meet the protagonist (whose age we aren't privy to), she comes across as a young woman, and the writing style is accessible but not simplistic - so I just assumed those things settled the matter once and for all. Then the publisher told me it was, in fact, MG. After reading it, I can [...]
Princess Fuzzypants here: I confess fantasy is not my favourite form of fiction. It can take me a bit longer to get into something that is anything but linear and let me tell you, this is anything but linear. Yet, it is worth wading through as there are some interesting ideas and themes running throughout.
Codi lives in Oath where everyone conforms but Codi. She knows she does not belong but it is not until a younger version of herself arrives and takes her to other worlds where one part of her soul exists without any other [...]
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Weird but good. It took me a while to get into it but once I did I wanted to know what was up with all the characters. Even up to the end this book kept me guessing.