Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Y.A. Tuesday: "The Guardian" by Katie Klein

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal & Urban. 175 pages.
Price: $0 FREE (at time of post) 
Publisher & Date: Amazon Digital Services, Inc. July 22, 2011.
Book Link: Click Here
Listed Rating:📔📔📔📔. 2
Price I Paid: $0 (got it FREE on April 18, 2015)
My Rating:📔📔📔
My Thoughts: A Bodyguard and Maybe Something More?
        A Bodyguard and Maybe Something More? The cover is what lured me into reading the novel, however the story ended up being an okay young adult read. The main characters never really had depth and lacked a connection to me as the reader. However I will give the author huge points for the use allusion throughout the story. 
       Life for 17 year old Genesis Green has never been easy. When Genesis isn't at school she is working to help her mom pay the bills. So dating a rich boyfriend like Carter should be a wish come true but all it does is cause tension. A fight between them leads to a car accident that has Genesis waking up in the hospital. Genesis begins to see clearly and makes changes in her life. Especially when she meets a few new men in her life. One in particular named Seth, who only she can see and only seems to appear when he wants to. Seth saves Genesis again and reluctantly begins to reveal a whole new reality to her about the Guardians. Genesis now finds herself in a war between good and evil, all while trying to be a normal teen. 
       Overall, okay read, started off slow but got more interesting by the end. Genesis appears to be complex but her life is just a mess. The extra guy drama added insult to her character that was growing in independence. The greatest moment was when she tells her mom to stick it. Now Seth as the male lead is subpar, he's meant to be her guardian and immediately falls for her. All I could think was little creepy, since he's something and unknown age. Seth even throws a fit when Genesis agrees to help, because he'd have to really watch her back now since evil would be after her. Like duh dude still your job! If I was Genesis I'd have made Seth beg to get back in my good graces after ditching me. Anyways, the biggest fact about the book is the allusions of each name (ex. Genesis means origin) hinting at things to come or were all to culminate in the epic good vs. evil finale. So if you're looking for a new paranormal young adult book about a teen girl with a gift ready to take on evil because she had good and a guardian on her side, hen his book might lead you into a new series.

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