Friday, January 6, 2012

Review Guardian Of Fate by L.J Kentowski

Title: Guardian Of Fate (Fate #1)
Author: L.J. Kentowski
Source: Author Request
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Demons
Format: eBook
Release Date: December 13, 2011
Guardian Of Fate (Fate #1) 
Fear of death is all too common. Visions of it chill the bones and skip heartbeats. Seeing it coming and knowing only you can rescue the soul of the victim from the fiery bowels of hell…that’s downright life-altering.

Cassandra Cosgrove’s life was altered at the age of sixteen when she found out that it was her responsibility to save the lives, and ultimately the souls, of innocent victims targeted by Hell’s demons. As impossible as it seemed at first, she was able to live a fairly normal life, while secretly fulfilling her obligation as a Guardian of Fate.

But years later Fate has its own plan when her visions begin drastically changing at the same time two mysterious men appear in her life. Cassandra suddenly finds herself caught in a battle between good and evil, with her own soul on the line. When it seems everyone in her life has a secret they’ve been hiding from her, who can she trust to be the Guardian of her Fate?

Imagine trying to go to school and work and live a normal life, when at a moment's notice (or vision's notice) you have to drop everything and run off to save a complete stranger. That is the life of Cassandra ever since she she was 16 and found out she was a Guardian. Demons roam the earth, causing innocent victims to die in horrible accidents and sending their souls to be enslaved in Hell. Guardians have visions of the accidents just before they happen, allowing them the chance to save the victim. Cassie is doing her best to live her life and perform her duties as a Guardian until the game changes. She is now the target and Hell wants her badly.

Who can she trust? Well, apparently no one. It seems at every turn Cassie is finding out people are hiding something from her or just out right lying to her. Hunter and Caleb enter her life at the same time and they both want her, but neither are what they seem. Her room mate and best friend, Nora, has her own secret agenda and even Cassie's own mom seems to be keeping secrets. Every time another piece of the puzzle is revealed, I wanted to scream right along with her. Seems everyone thinks they know whats best for Cassie and it always involves hiding the truth from her. How are you supposed to fight for your life when no one will give you the answers you need? Cassie is determined to get her answers, even if it means giving up her life.

I do wish there had been a little more relationship building between Cassie and Hunter. Towards the end, Cassie finds out Hunter has been keeping a secret from her and she lashes out out him and hates him for it. While I understand her anger, I thought her reaction was over the top. Every one has been lying to her and she forgives them all and moves on. However she can't forgive Hunter, when he has done nothing but try to protect her and save her life and the lives of her mom and best friend?

The ending sets things up nicely for the next book. I look forward to reading how she plans to find her father and what she will do about Hunter.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much the great review of my debut novel, Nookmom! There are so many exciting things I have planned for this series and I look forward to the readers enjoying the ride of the Fate Series!

    Again, thanks!


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