Monday, March 15, 2010
Guardians of the Gate REVIEW -From Belle
Michael Cole, star soccer player for his high school, meets a new girl in class, Evelyn, with emerald eyes and caramel skin. His curiosity immediately turns to attraction, which is underlined by delight when he discovers she is attracted to him, as well. What should be a simple, sweet romance instead unleashes forces neither of them reckons with and both their worlds are put in peril.
Ms. Blackwelder has gone to great depths to create Emeralusia, its creatures and its history. The second book ends with unanswered questions, paving the way for a sequel. There are parts of the story that fly by with great action scenes, description and dialogue. However, there are also parts that, to me, made slow reading of Emeralusian history. The characters are great and, of them all, I’d stick Venda in my pocket and take her home.
I’d recommend this for YA. For full disclosure, this book was sent to me for review.
Have a great week!
Belle, Dark Wolf Books
I am the author of the Never-Before-Seen-Concept of ANIMAL GRAPH, and am the 'Robot Girl', focusing on robots in dystopia.
I grew up partly in California viewing mountains outside my window, and then Florida under the warm sun. After graduating UCF in Creative Writing I traveled extensively in Asia for eight years.
I began writing THE PARANORMAL novels in 2009, and the ENTER TOMORROW dystopian novels in 2014 (though released in 2017).
I have a Thai Siamese from Thailand named Lotus, and a Tabby from the orphanage named Ash. Both show up in Exotiqa and Quantum State, and the upcoming Electric Gardens.
When not writing, I love reading books from Kindle Unlimited, cooking vegetarian dishes, watching movies, gardening, and spending time with friends.
If you want to get a hold of me, my eMail is firstname.lastname@example.org