I was sent a PDF of this book in exchange of an honest review 

I started reading this book probably a couple of months ago but didn’t finish it until last week! mostly due to my reading slump and my conflicting feelings regarding it.

name: seven covenant -136277347

author: Natasha sapienza 

genre: YA fantasy 

pages: 335

publishing date: December 12th 2017 







At seventeen, all Prince Nuelle had ever known was safety and peace while living in the Supreme Palace of Zephoris.

But one night, his older brother, Tane, defies their father by traveling to a cursed land. Now Nuelle holds the signet-ring and carries more responsibility than even Tane bore. Thrust from the palace and sent to a knight-building academy, Nuelle must discover his purpose for the entire kingdom’s sake.

From his place of banishment, Prince Antikai has been exacting revenge through fear and rebellions. Nuelle has the potential to defeat him, but he needs the help of a powerful book called the Acumen and six gifted youths.

Summoned by Antikai, shape-shifting beasts and other enemies hunt Nuelle and the Acumen. If either is destroyed, the faithful citizens in Zephoris will perish, and darkness will rule forever.



  • the plot: we follow a seventeen year old who’s prophesized the bring peace to the faithfuls. I LOVE prophesies in stories, they provide for great twists and epicness! and I don’t mind the chosen one trope either. the plot is fast paced which I liked. but at the begning I was a bit confused, but everything started to become clearer later on


  • “When the hearts of men are enticed to do evil and they entertain the voice of darkness, it is but a matter of time before their pride is fed and they become



    the characters : here’s my biggest issue with the book, the characters. they fell flat for me, I couldn’t connect with them, or care for them for that matter. some of the side characters had more depth, like the protagonist’s father, preceptor sage. but the main cast had no depth whatsoever. when we’re introduced to a new character there’s the potential that the character would be more than what it is, but the book becomes more focused on the plot and the spark is lost. but then this is the first book so maybe the characters development would be better?!

  • the world building : the world building is like nothing I’ve seen, it was new and interesting. i couldn’t understand the magic system though, and given this is the first book I’d hoped there’d be more explanation on it’s part
  • the writing: the writing was really good, it made the story flow more easily. the world building and the writing were what I liked more about this book.


“it was love that compelled him. And love shouldn’t be motivated or hindered by fear. Nor did it force submission, but it invited, and hoped for the best.”

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