GoodReads Summary: When Ileni lost her magic, she lost everything: her place in society, her purpose in life, and the man she had expected to spend her life with. So when the Elders sent her to be magic tutor to a secret sect of assassins, she went willingly, even though the last two tutors had died under mysterious circumstances.For a story about assassins and magic Death Sworn sure was boring. I had expected to find excitement, action, and a ship worthy romance in this book. But no, Death Sworn held no excitement, the romance and characters were dull and lusterless.
But beneath the assassins’ caves, Ileni will discover a new place and a new purpose… and a new and dangerous love. She will struggle to keep her lost magic a secret while teaching it to her deadly students, and to find out what happened to the two tutors who preceded her. But what she discovers will change not only her future, but the future of her people, the assassins… and possibly the entire world.
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To begin with, I found myself liking Ileni. However, as the story progressed I become more and more detached from her. While I appreciated the growth she went through I can't say I was particularly bothered one way or another about what happened to her.
As a love interest, Sorin didn't really appeal to me. His character as a whole was pretty under developed; there was just no growth. As for the romance it lacked chemistry, there wasn't really a genuine sense of connection between Sorin and Ileni.
Death Sworn could have been great, but sadly it failed to hit the mark.