by Heather Frost
Release date: 8th October, 2011
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Pages: 331 (ARC given for the blog tour in exchange for an honest review)
Summary from Goodreads:
For Kate Bennet, surviving the car wreck that killed her parents means big changes and even bigger problems. As she begins to see auras and invisible people, Kate must learn to trust Patrick O'Donnell, a handsome Guardian, or risk her life being overrun with Demons. She soon realizes that both she and her heart are in big-time trouble.
Review By Alaiel Kreuz:
Here I am, in front of my laptop thinking: "how can I tell them all how good this book is?!" Well, I'm sure whatever I do is not going to be enough. True to be told this is not my first book with the "guardian/demon" theme but it certainly is one of the books that I enjoyed the most.
The story goes like this: Kate had suffered a lot since the death of her parents in a car crash in which she survived. After that she and her sister moved into their grandparent's house and thankfully their relationship with them is very warm. Specially with her grandad, he is one of the coolest grandad I've read about! Kudos for that, I truly think that the grandparent figure it's being missing in the books lately.
Shortly after the car accident Kate discovers that something has changed: now she can see auras, colors surrounding people depending on how are they feeling. Shocked at first the only thing left to do is try to get used to it since telling people at the hospital only managed to make her look like she was going crazy...
Fortunately she has a good best friend. A real good best friend that believes her and gives her moral support without questioning her.
And then everything changes... A new boy arrives to her school, Patrick, and there's something weird about the color of his aura: it's silver, like the people nobody, except from her, can see. With him she learns that she is now a "seer", a person suposed to help Guardians (good side) or Demons (obviously bad side xD).
And, of course, we also have the romantic side of this book which I really enjoyed but was a little sad at the same time. Why you ask? Well, Kate has a very good and caring boyfriend that tries to be there if she needs something but, sadly, Kate is no longer in love with him and, believe me, she tries very hard to make their relationship work.
Of course at the end Patrick wins a spot in her heart and she understands that she doesn't want to lie to her boyfriend - and to herself- anymore.
In my opinion, Heather Frost wrote an exceptional debut novel. The story is entertaining, the way we can see the story from Kate's and Patrick's eyes is also very well written and the book has some messages that are always good to read about.
Maybe I didn't like the cover too much at the beginning but in the end I understood the reason behind it, hehe.
Give it a try, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
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