Guardians of the Dead – S.L. Wilson

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When sixteen-year-old Amber Noble’s dreams begin to weave into her reality, she turns to the mysterious Connor for help. His links to the supernatural world uncover a chilling truth about her hometown and a pact that must be re-paid with blood.

As her father alienates her, and the Guardians take her best friend, her true destiny unfolds, and she begins a quest that will see her past collide with her present.

Drawn deeper into the world of witchcraft and faeries, it is only at the end of her journey that she realises how much she could lose.

Guardians of the Dead delved deep into the fantasy world with characters that tug on your heartstrings and show emotion deeply.

The action in this book kept me hooked from the beginning. The difference in personalities and the way people can change really show in this. You definitely see the development of Amber from Page 1.

I am a lover of Fantasy and Dystopian novels so Guardians of the Dead fits me perfectly. I love the way the chapters split the storyline and the way relationships change.

As for the characters, Amber holds a strong friendship with her best friend, Tom, who have gone through everything together. Patricia’s actions and speech create an instant disliking and really makes you feel for Amber. Connor can understand what Amber is going through and is always there to comfort her.

The cover for this novel is intriguing as it is mostly grey, Amber’s unique strand of silver in her hair is highlighted very clearly and the title’s colour is white, making it noticeable. Due to the cover having this colour scheme, the interest for the book is immediate.

I would recommend this book for teens and up without a doubt.

I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review and would like to thank the author.

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Red Rock – Kate Kelly

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The fab cover design!

The fab cover design!

The ice caps have melted.

Only Scavvers live in the flooded towns.

The world has changed, but as 14-year-old Danni Rushton soon learns, it isn’t the first time. Danni’s life is turned upside down when her aunt is assassinated. With her dying breath, she entrusts Danni with a strange, small rock. Danni must not tell a soul that she has it. But what is the rock for, and to what lengths must Danni go to keep it safe?

Fleeing from the barren terrain of Greenland to the flooded ruins of Cambridge, Danni discovers that friends aren’t always what they seem and a rock isn’t always just a rock

I adored this book and it is a literal gripping read. People say that ‘they can’t put this book down because it’s too good’, but I could not put this book down, honestly. I love the storyline and the heroine is a confused girl who has just been entrusted with a peculiar rock she knows nothing about.

I love the cover of this book because it show the flooded areas and two hands cupping the rock with odd runes plastered all over it. The cover doesn’t say much about the book but at the same time it does. It’s mysterious and so pulls you in, but also very simple.

Kate Kelly is an amazing author and brings the book alive with a ‘show not tell’ style. She shows you who the characters are by not saying much.

This book was amazing. Thanks Kate Kelly.

New England Rocks – Christina Courtenay

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First impressions, how wrong can you get?
When Rain Mackenzie is expelled from her British boarding school, she can’t believe her bad luck. Not only is she forced to move to New England, USA, she’s also sent to the local high school as a punishment.
Rain makes it her mission to dislike everything about Northbrooke High, but what she doesn’t bank on is meeting Jesse Devlin…

New England Rocks is the new novel released by Choc Lit author Christina Courtenay.

From England, UK to New England, USA we follow the story of sixteen-year-old Rain Mackenzie as she is expelled from her English boarding school Blakeborough and transferred to Northbrooke High in New England, America. She doesn’t plan on staying long, before returning to England, although, at Northbrooke she meets Jesse Devlin, the hottest guy she’s ever laid eyes upon. But naturally, her perfect crush is already in a relationship with Little Miss Perfect, Amber Lawrence, who seems set to cause trouble between Rain and Jesse.
The characters go through everything; love, betrayal and pneumonia.
I love this book because it portrays the life of a late-teen so well and is really easy to get caught up in. Each character brought out a different emotion in me. The story made me laugh, smile and appreciate my friends.
The cover design is really eye catching.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone in their teen years right through to adulthood for a great read and I can’t wait for the next book, New England Crush!

Will you be the lucky winner of these bookmarks???

Will you be the lucky winner of these bookmarks???

Christina has kindly offered 2 sets of New England Rocks bookmarks to two lucky winners drawn at random from the comments relating to this post.
Good Luck!