Sunday, September 23, 2012

Guardian by Heather Burch

About the Book
Vigilance. The mission to safeguard Nikki Youngblood depends on the fragile alliance of two half-angel, half-human guardians, both struggling with intense feelings for the girl who has been assigned to their care. Mace, steadfast and deeply in love, wants to protect Nikki at all costs, while Raven's loyalty to Nikki finds him advocating for her independence and battling his own darker inclinations. At the same time, Nikki finds it harder and harder to choose between the two heavenly beings she may never have. Dangers intensify, and tensions between Mace and Raven flare as the purpose of their mission becomes clear. Can their defenses hold up to master manipulator Damon Vessler and the powerful secret he holds regarding Nikki's heritage? Can anyone protect Nikki from her true purpose and destiny?

My Thoughts
It is always tricky to write books about angelic beings since there is so much that we don't know. But Heather Burch has found a way to do it and to do it well. The whole concept of Halflings is rather interesting and a pretty clever idea. To take a couple verses from the Bible and create a whole story idea like this is sorta genius.
One of the only problems I had, was the whole love triangle thing. It was kinda annoying how Nikki's affections kept changing from Mace to Raven and back again, but I did see it's purpose in the story so that made it easier for me to look past that. There were a couple other minor things that didn't seem to make sense but they started to as the book went on and hopefully book three will clear everything up!
My opinions were pretty mixed as I read this book, one moment I would love it and then another I wouldn't be enjoying as much. But all in all, it was a pretty enjoyable read that left me desperate for the third book!

About the Author
Heather Burch grew up in Branson, Missouri, where she learned to love fiction. She then married into a family of published novelists and quickly learned writing was her heart's desire. When she's not working on her latest book, Heather can be found watching a sunset at a beach near her home in Southern Florida, along with her sons Jake and Isaac, and husband, John---who is her hero in every way.

I received an ARC of this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own.


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