Sunday, January 12, 2014

(3) Heart of Stone

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Publisher: St. Martin Press
320 pages
Genre: Supernatural Romance

I received an advanced e-copy of this book from the publisher from netgalley.com in return for an honest review.

Synopsis: Ella Harrow is trying to carve out a normal life for herself. Well, as normal as an art geek with psychic abilities can hope for. As museum docent and gift-shop manager, Ella is able to keep her distance from people—and her powers in check—while surrounding herself with the artifacts she loves. But how on earth is she supposed to act normal when a thousand-year-old statue on the museum’s terrace suddenly comes to life?

Not your ordinary gargoyle, Kees has been asleep for eons, waiting for a portent of evil to wake him from his slumber. Kees isn’t a vision; he’s a bat-winged guardian created to protect the world from the seven demons of the Dark. Somehow, Ella triggered his reawakening. Maybe the demons have been unleashed? Maybe his heart is finally ready to be chiseled open? The fate of the world isn’t carved in stone… yet.

Review: I really enjoyed the supernatural aspect of this book.  It was much more than just a romance novel which I appreciate, there was actually a supernatural mystery thriller type feeling to this book. The copy I received was an uncorrected proof and it had many grammatical and spelling issues which I hope were corrected in the final version.

Someone is killing Wardens and members of the Guild of Light.  They are who protect the world from evil rising and taking over but there has been new movement and larger pockets of evil rising. When this happens the Guild usually sends a Warden to wake their secret weapon, the Gargoyles or Guardians who were created to destroy the darkness and keep the evil 7 from rising.  This time there are no Wardens willing or able to step forward and it is a untrained powerful woman who wakens the Guardian. As they try to find out why or how this happened and how to find the other Guardians they have to dodge forces trying to hurt them, and memories that threaten to drown them.

This was a good read.  It really kept my attention and I was really drawn to the whole story line. I look forward to the next book in the series.

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