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Australia is a long way from the Old World and its fae denizens…but not far enough.***Isla is determined to understand her heritage and control her new abilities, but concealing them from those close to her proves difficult. Convincing the local fae she isn’t a threat despite her mixed blood is harder still. When the dazzling Everest arrives with a retinue of servants, IslAustralia is a long way from the Old World and its fae denizens…but not far enough.***Isla is determined to understand her heritage and control her new abilities, but concealing them from those close to her proves difficult. Convincing the local fae she isn’t a threat despite her mixed blood is harder still. When the dazzling Everest arrives with a retinue of servants, Isla gets her first glimpse of why her mother’s people are hated…and feared.But Isla isn’t the only one with something to hide. Someone she trusts is concealing a dangerous secret. She must seek the truth and stop Everest from killing to get what he wants: Isla’s oath....

Title : Isla's Oath
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ISBN : 9781622373703
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Number of Pages : 405 Pages
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Isla's Oath Reviews

  • Phrynne
    2018-10-15 15:31

    This is the second book in the trilogy and it is as good as the first one. I still like Jack and Sarah best out of all the characters and they take centre stage in this story as Isla sets out to try and sort out her life. She develops a pretty amazing skill too which is incredibly powerful when used wisely!Out of the whole fantasy genre, the Fae are the creatures which interest me the least so I was not really captured by all the description of their lives, homes and relationships. However the author does write very well and I can fully see that it would be fascinating to many readers. I think too that these books are directed towards the younger age group of young adults.Nevertheless definitely worth a read and I will have to find out what happens in the last book:)

  • Brenda
    2018-10-27 13:33

    4.5★sIsla Blackman, along with cousins Sarah and Ryan and her boyfriend Dominic were staying in a cabin at a caravan park on the south coast of New South Wales. It was the first time she had been anywhere without an adult in attendance (even though they were all technically adults now) and she was enjoying the relaxing days at the beach. The heat and humidity of the February summer was always oppressive in Australia, but she had more to concern her than the heat. Late at night, while the others were sleeping, Isla was sneaking out to meet Jack – the lessons on how to control her recently acquired fae gifts were essential, especially after what had occurred when she had turned eighteen. Mako, the full-breed siren was her teacher; Jack the guinea pig…The night of Sarah’s debut with a group – Sarah played electric guitar and was thrilled to be asked to be a member of her favourite band – was the night Isla’s life was put in danger once again. The threat this time was intense; with Jack explaining there was another of her type in town, then the enigmatic Shannon appearing to take her to him – Isla couldn’t believe the magnetism of the man calling himself Everest. But was he human? And most importantly, could she trust him? The fear emanating from Jack made her think she couldn’t, but the oath Everest swore just made her confused. As the danger magnified, Isla was torn – Sarah and Ryan knew of her abilities; her half-blood fae heritage – but she refused to tell Dominic. She wasn’t ready, and it caused conflict between her and Sarah. And Dominic was becoming suspicious of her – what could she do? When Everest appeared once again, the horror and fear she felt almost overwhelmed her – could she outwit him? Would they be safe? Isla’s Oath is a great follow up to book one, Isla’s Inheritance by Aussie author Cassandra Page. I love the references to the city of Canberra and the surrounding countryside; I lived there a long time ago, and remember it well. The author paints easily visualized word pictures. There are a few twists and turns to keep the pages turning plus the characters are well fleshed out; I love Welkin. I am really looking forward to book 3 which I hope won’t be too far away. Highly recommended with a big recommendation to read book 1 first.With thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for my copy to read and review.

  • Sally906
    2018-10-24 15:19

    Isla's adventures continue as she learns how to manage her fairy inheritance. Retaining her human kindness this puts her at odds with her fairy kin who are not nice creatures at all. I loved how she battled with revealing her secret to her boyfriend - and then decided if she wasn't ready to have sex with him, then she certainly shouldn't reveal her ancestry to him. This, of course, leads to a nice little back plot as she has her adventure.

  • Veronica ⭐️
    2018-10-17 13:46

    Isla doesn’t know how to control her newfound ability and is having trouble concealing it from those close to her.Whilst on holidays with her boyfriend, Dominic, and cousins, Sarah and Ryan, Isla secretly meets with the Hob, Jack, who takes her to the rock pools to meet Mako. Mako has agreed to teach Isla how to use her ability and manipulate emotions.I quite enjoyed this Young Adult Urban Fantasy. It was a light read and the descriptive language made it easy to visualise the Fae world and its inhabitants.I loved the Australian flavour of the story with mentions of Aussie country towns and our unique flora and fauna.Isla’s character developed well moving from anxious and reluctant to confident and taking charge. Sarah, although I thought was a bit opinionated to begin with quickly grew to become my favourite character.I felt Isla’s oath was directed towards the younger side of Young Adult 14+. That being said I think the story could have done with a bit more romance and even though I get annoyed with pages and pages of teenage angst I feel a little bit of unrequited love may have been good.

  • Kara
    2018-10-28 17:31

    Thank you to Netgalley & Turquoise Morning Press for this eARC!Isla’s Oath was a strong follow-up to Cassandra Page’s debut novel, Isla’s Inheritance. Again, though, I do have to say that my enjoyment of this novel was hindered by the fact that – for me, as a book reviewer and reader – the paranormal genre is currently a tough genre to conquer because a) there is so much of it already out there, and b) for me, the genre has lost some of its appeal. That aside though, when you strip back the weary genre, you’ll find a really good novel.I believe Cassandra Page’s strength is in her prose. Because damn, it’s just so addictive. There were points in the novel where I felt like I couldn’t turn the pages quick enough. She has such an easy style of writing to read. That saying, I wish we’d gotten a deeper glimpse into the faery world, though there is still another book in the series to come, which I know I’ll snap up as soon as I’m able. This leads me to my next point, characters.After prose, I’d say characters are the author’s second strongest point. Especially Isla. I thought she was an extremely likeable character – with a side cast of loveable characters that add colour, humour, and wit to the story (especially Sarah; she was awesome.) Also? Unlike most YA paranormals out there, the romance side of things didn’t dominate completely over the story, which I liked; however, I thought this aspect was a little bit of a double-edged knife. Yes, I liked that the story wasn’t focused on the romance. But neither did I feel that enough time was spent on developing these character’s romances (I won’t say who – just for people who don’t like even the mildest of spoilers) to make it appear believable to the reader. My feelings about the plot aren’t going to be long – because once more, my feeling of “meh” towards it was because of the overdone Paranormal genre. Other people though, who haven’t read as much of that genre as I have, could enjoy the main faery storyline better than I did.Regardless, I liked this novel.Maybe even more than the first.

  • Kira
    2018-11-10 17:24

    The story begins with Isla learning how to control emotions with a Siren. Her adventures with the hob, Jack, lead to new friends in Welkin and others and she uncovers a new enemy. Isla's relationships with her loved ones become strained as she tries to discover who she really is. Can she control others emotions without changing them? Does she really want to?There were some great new creatures introduced in the second book of the series. A lot of the characters from the first book were bit players or entirely absent this time around, I guess to make way for the new characters. But I missed them. I felt a little disappointed that we didn't get to see Isla's relationship with Dominic play out a little better and the ending kind of threw me - not because I didn't see what was coming, I did, but Isla's emotions ran from one extreme to another a little too quickly. I guess that may be realistic for a teenager (it's been a while since I was one).A solid 3 star read.

  • Stacy Sabala
    2018-10-17 15:30

    Book Review-Isla’s Oath by Cassandra PageIsla is back trying to learn how to use her new found ability. Jack has enlisted the help from a siren to assist her for a price. Isla is eager to learn but is stressed about the secrets she keeps, especially from Dominic. She is not sure she trusts him enough for this and is told she will know when the time is right.In the meantime, another of her mother’s kind has sought her out. His name is Everett and he claims he is there to help her. Neither Jack nor Isla trust a word he says.When Everett threatens Jack, Isla has to make some hard decisions. They also have to have a plan. She must enlist help to try and find who really was and still is the threat to her family. She and Jack have a hunch about Everett and need to find the truth before he tries to extract an oath of service from Isla.She also has to decide what her feelings really are for Jack and for Dominic, especially after she questions her actions and her motives. She is trying to fit into a world that really doesn’t care for her no matter what she does.So far I love this series. The author had developed a creative world in the middle of Australia. The magical creatures come alive for the reader as Isla stumbles her way through trying to figure out her life and what she is supposed to do. She is disliked by many of the creatures she encounters, including Jack’s sister. There are those who would kill her, try to own her, or even run from her. The life she now leads is complicated and full of secrets.Jack is always there to help her through the difficult part of being who she is. They make an excellent team that defies tradition. She is slowly starting to win over some of those creatures as a result.I can’t wait to read the next book and see what happens next. I love the characters and the storyline. This book gets a 5 out of 5.

  • Stacey
    2018-10-21 19:42

    After reading Isla’s Inheritance, I was keen to get my hands on book 2 and Cassandra Page didn’t disappoint. Isla’s continued journey and struggles into the Fae world (not literally) was fun to follow. The addition of a few new characters - like Everest — freshened up the story. But I still enjoyed reading about the characters I already knew and loved, especially Sarah. She really came into her own in this book and is it just me or did she get funnier? Once again I enjoyed the vivid Aussie setting. It’s so fun to read about a story set in my own country and the way Page describes the setting left me feeling like I was right there with Isla. My only gripe and this is purely personal taste, why isn’t there more romance? For me, angsty romance is what makes YA so much fun to read and I would have liked to have seen a little more, or perhaps deeper romantic connections between the characters that are, well, romantically involved. Overall though, a great follow up to Isla's Inheritance.

  • Nicole
    2018-11-14 15:24

    I had high expectations for Isla's Oath after being immersed in the mystical world of fae in Isla's Inheritance. The sequel didn't let me down.I love the way Isla immediately and instinctively develops a moral code to monitor the way she uses her new powers. She might've had a slight slip-up, but she did learn from her mistakes.Love, love, love the developments in her romantic relationships.It was cool to see Jack's home and the other characters living there and I'm glad her cousin, Sarah, was able to get more involved first-hand.Again, I loved the humour throughout the book and the modern colloquialisms (as I did in the first novel) - I'll admit to a couple of literal LOLs.I missed Nana and her fierceness. It's light, young adult fantasy at it's best.

  • Taryn
    2018-11-10 14:44

    Loved it. More so than the first in the trilogy. Once again, not a genre that I have experience with but the writing style is really great. It suits my sense of humour to a tee. One small point I found irritating was the continual use of terminology - sidhe, aosidhe, etc. mainly because I don't know how they should be pronounced and they are in italics. Other than that, fantastic read and can't wait for Melpomene's Daughter to be released!

  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    2018-10-17 12:21

    Lack of romance for a teen book. No mention of grandma's history on how she's aware of it all. Why introduce the mom when she doesn't appear in first or second book, is there a third book on the way? Good description of surroundings but this book is not a Buffy the Vampire Slayer with action and love. This book has some action and no chemistry love. More details at www.howusefulitis.wordpress.com

  • Alayne
    2018-11-12 20:31

    The second volume in Isla's Inheritance, this was just as good as the first. Very easy to read, it races through the story which is filled with all sorts of fae creatures - piskies, unicorns, ogres and more. Great fun, and the fact that it's set in Canberra makes it even better, as I know all the places described. Wonderful.

  • Melissa
    2018-10-25 17:46

    This was a great sequel and the end leaves a great opening for the next installment. With new characters brought in, the story is well-developed and grows. The characters are like old friends and you are left wanting them to come back and visit soon! I was given this book in exchange for an honest review via Netgalley.

  • Barbara
    2018-11-03 14:48

    Bearing in mind that I'm not the target audience and this isn't quite the sort of thing I usually go for, Isla's Oath held up well. Recommended as a comfort read. I'll look forward to the next in the series.

  • Ashlee
    2018-10-16 19:38

    Really enjoyed this sequel! Review to come in the January issue of The Australia Times Books Magazine

  • Cassandra Page
    2018-10-24 15:41