I don’t currently own a copy of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s The Guardian. A book this special must be shared and so I have sent mine to a good friend and by the end of this weekend, I will have gone to buy myself another copy. While I’m there, I’ll pick up an extra for one random commenter to this review.
The reason? That’s easy. Emotion.
Seth and Lydia’s story will evoke it from you, twist your heart and wring you of everything before it’s finished. Notice I said before it’s finished with you and not the other way around.
Sherrilyn does not waste a second of your time in this book and neither will I trying to simply fill the page. If you’re a writer, this is a great example of how it’s sometimes necessary to tell a story that’s going to break and then heal your reader’s heart. Don’t be afraid to go there if you must. If you’re a reader, hold on tight. It’s going to be a devastatingly beautiful ride. Trust me, you’re in good hands.
From Sherrilyn Kenyon’s website:
As a Dream-Hunter, Lydia has been charged with the most sacred and dangerous of missions. She’s to descend into the Nether Realm and find the missing god of dreams before he betrays the secrets that could kill all of them. What she never expects is to be taken prisoner by the Realm’s most vicious guardian.
Seth’s time is running out. If he can’t hand over the key to Olympus and the heart of Zeus, then his own life and soul will be forfeit. No matter the torture, he hasn’t been able to break the god in his custody. But when a rescuer appears, he decides to try a new tactic.
When these two lock wills, one of them must give. But Lydia isn’t just guarding the gates of Olympus, she’s holding back the darkest of powers. If she fails, an ancient evil will roam the earth once more and no one…
I give this one 5 out of 5 mermaid flippers and a GIGANTIC red heart! If you’d like to be entered into the drawing for a copy of this wonderful book, just say so in the comments section by midnight EST February 10, 2012.
Carlene Mermaid ;&