Cypess, Leah. Death sworn. Greenwillow Books, 2014. 346 pgs. $17.00. ISBN:978-0-06-222121-6. Gr. 9. P8 Q8
Romance, mystery, magic and acceptance are all themes in this book. Ileni the main character feels worthless because she is losing her magical powers. she volunteers to go to the assassins’ underground realm, to teach them magic. The mystery: she has to discover who killed the two former magic teachers. She falls in love, which complicates things, and she finally comes to understand herself. There will be a second book in this series.
April 2014 review by C.B.