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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Down to Oath by Tyrolin Puxty - Book Review & Giveaway

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Review by Suze

Codi lives in Oath, a town where there's little joy. There's no color and each day is exactly the same. Codi isn't like the other inhabitants of her town. She likes surprises, she wants variety and she loves to read. She's the only one using the town's library. That is where she meets a child. There are no children in Oath, so what is the child doing there? Codi learns that the child is a younger version of herself from a nearby town called Bond. With the help of the little Codi, Codi travels to three towns she never knew how to reach and meets two more versions of herself. They are the same, but they are also different. What is the reason of the existence of four versions of herself and what does Codi have to do to make her world right again?

Down to Oath is a fantastic original story. Codi is living in a dull town where everyone wants life to be predictable and she doesn't. She doesn't fit in and feels there should be more. That is why she reads. When she meets the other Codis she starts to understand herself better. Her journey has started without her even knowing it and her path is filled with destruction, chaos and violence on one side and love, understanding, feeling complete and being understood on the other. I loved the way Tyrolin Puxty balances these two parts of her story and was hooked from the start.

Down to Oath is a unique thought-provoking story about life, death and everything in between that's easy to read. I liked that there's a wonderful brightness and cheerfulness while the subject matter itself is intelligent, gripping, inspirational and intriguing. Tyrolin Puxty has written a compelling story filled with unexpected twists and turns. She constantly surprised me and that made the story incredibly enchanting to read for me. Down to Oat is a fantastic novella that I highly recommend.


If you love original thought-provoking and enchanting stories Down to Oath would be a perfect choice.

About Tyrolin Puxty

I'm a Jack, or more accurately, a Tyrolin of all trades.

Broken Dolls, the first in the trilogy, is an award-winning, international #1 bestseller and appeared on Buzzfeed's Top 24 Best SciFi/Fantasy Books of 2015.

I have been in the Top 25 of the Australian Songwriters Association and Top 5 of the Australian Independent Music Awards, was awarded an Australia Day Award for Music in 2014 and for Arts in 2015. I own a performing arts school, teach creative writing and host a podcast called HooPod, which is part of Felicia Day's community.

I love cats. I love every kind of cat. I just want to hug all of them, but I can't hug every cat.


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One very lucky reader of With Love for Books will receive a signed paperback copy of Down to Oath by Tyrolin Puxty.

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  1. What an interesting read this must be.

  2. The story sounds very original and engaging!

  3. Down to Oath sounds like a story that will take you on a crazy ride and leave you to ponder about the meaning of life.

  4. It sounds different to anything I have read before! i can't wait.

  5. Loving the sound of this book, with well thought out characters and plotline xx

  6. I love it that the heroine doesn't fit in and feels there should be more.

  7. This sounds like an intriguing book and I like the cover, thanks for the chance.

  8. Tyrolin sounds like my kind of person. I too want to hug all the cats!

  9. Sounds very interesting

  10. This sounds a really fascinating book

  11. Sounds fascinating really want to know why there are four versions of herself!

  12. Can't wait to read it and see what happens when she visits the other towns and why she would meet another version of herself. Love the cover as well - it appears to sum the the book well.

  13. Thanks for the great prize and competition! Good luck everyone.

  14. Wow, now that's different with a capital D! Love the higgledy-piggledy houses on the cover!