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Friday, 4 November 2011

Review + Giveaway: The Guardian by Sherrilyn Kenyon

The Guardian
by Sherrilyn Kenyon
(Dream Hunter # 5)

This 5th installment of Kenyon's Dream Hunter Series is by far THE BEST!  Ms. Kenyon delivered what I have been craving for; a tortured but kick ass alpha hero.  Not to mention a plot that is tangled in with characters we've known from prior books. SHERRILYN KENYON  has her MOJO back!!!

Seth was abandoned by his a**hole parents and then taken in by his a*hole adopted parents. They sold him at 13 to Noir, the Evil Primordial God. As a half Egyptian God, Seth is strong and powerful but reduced to do Noir and Azura's bidding.  For approximately 4500 years, Seth's powers were drained and tortured to submission but he was also used as the High Guardian of Azmodia.  Let me tell you even as High Guardian, Seth was tortured and used beyond belief.  The poor guy, darkness, torture and pain are all he knows.  The things he was put through brought me to tears. It's not all tears of sadness though as we get a Heroine fit for Seth.

Ms. Kenyon gives us a half Dream Hunter/Half Were Hunter to pair off with our tortured Hero.  I like her.  She is compassionate but can be kickass when needed.  This actually will help as she WILL show him love.  Lydia, came on a rescue mission to save Solin from Seth.  Determined to find the"Key to Olympus" for his Master, Seth sets Solin free but keeps Lydia captured.  By doing so, Lydia and Seth are forced to spend time together.

I felt the "romance" time was just right.  The love and sex between our H/H, despite the short length of the book was not rushed, IMO.  I didn't feel it lacked anything as I was too busy with what was going on around them.  The backgrounds for both the hero and heroine were discussed along with their associations.  We get a glimpse of Solin's background, Jaden, Delphine, Jericho, Menyara, Zerrek,  Katagarris, Carson/Colt, Dev, and get this......Sanctuary Bar (woot woot).  And brief mentions of the Elder Malachi and the younger Malachi. *squeee*

It's really amazing how she ties these characters together and puts a wicked twist to them.  I cannot stop thinking of the connections.  Along with the Greek Gods, Atlantean myths and now Egyptian myths added the loop, aaaaaahhhhh-mazing!!!

Overall this book is beyond expectations! I do recommend this book but be forewarned, it wil make you cry!!! =)

Last bit, this was in Sherrilyn's Book Music Playlist and a PERFECT SONG for this book:

I'd Come For You: Nickelback

Book Trailer


Macmillan Audio is graciously giving away a copy of The Guardian by Sherrilyn Kenyon as an audiobook immediate download as part of our UTC After Dark event!  This contest will be open until Nov 30.

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Ashlyn_Jai said...

I love this series! Your review makes me wish I already had a copy!

Supru said...

It's great when you read a review like yours about a book you are excited to begin by an author you like.

Thank you for sharing!

shelle1129 said...

Thanks for the review. Can't wait to get my hands on it!

Mine Is Blessing said...

Wow, new Dark Hunter. I miss a few of the Dark Hunter Series.

After reading the review, I'm so curious of this story. Wanna get my hand of this giveaway..

mbreakfield said...

This is one of my favorite series. Thanks for the review.

ilona said...

I'll take audio, ebook or any other version of a new dream hunter story :D

AngelaCarr said...

Thank you ladies!!! This was an awesome book and the audio didn't help hold my tears either. Lol

Ronda (Queentutt's World of Escapism) said...

Awesome Review and Giveaway. I have never listen to a book on Audio, I am sure it is different. i love this series and am so ready for this book.

Ronda Tutt

Sophia Rose said...

A tear jerker? Hmm! Well I like this author and to see a tortured soul find love and acceptance from another; I guess I can handle eeking out a few tears.

Thanks for the review and giveaway opportunity.


Sherrilyn Kenyon is one of my favorite authors:) great review !!


Julie said...

I'm really psyched to read another one of Sherrilyn Kenyon's books!! I've loved every one I've read :)

CrystalGB said...

Great review. I love Sherrilyn Kenyon's books.

Patti P said...

I would love this! Thanks for the chance.

Madame D said...

I love this series! I aint read this book yet, but will there eventually!

Great review babes, and thanks for the amazing giveaway!!

LadyRed said...

Sherrilyn Kenyon is awesome! I've only read Unleash The Night, Sins of the Night, and The Dream Hunter thus far but I would really love to add to my SK collection! I also have read a few of the Kinley MacGregor books and enjoy those as well!

Jess B. said...

i already have the print book on my shelf but would love to have the audio version so i dont have to wait for it from the library. taking a road trip soon and these are my best friends on those long trips.

June M. said...

I have not read this book and I have wanted to try audiobooks for a while --I won 1 but did not receive it :(
I would love to try this one.

Cindy said...

I would absolutely love the audiobook. I've recently gotten in to audiobooks and all of them are Kenyon's.
Great review...
Great giveaway...

AngelaCarr said...

Thanks for taking the time to read my review. UTC's giveaway IS awesome. I got the audio and its really great to listen to.

@Sophie, worth the tears, I promise.
@kiki, Thanks. *covers face and giggles*
@jess, yes audios are our friend on road trips. LOL
@Cindy. Audios are fun! we can Multi task. I'm just glad more books are avail.now.

ML said...

I love, love, LOVE all of her books. I cannot wait to read the Guardian. Thanks for the review.

Anne R said...

I really want to read this series. Thanks for the chance.
Great review!

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Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

This is one of those series that I wish I'd never read yet so that I would have that thrill of discovering an awesome series that would entertain me for months.

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jessica said...

I love Sherrilyn Kenyon! Her books are do good and she's very nice in person. I loved your review, tho I didn't expect anything less from her.

helpmerhonda72 said...

See Ang...??? ;)
I've been telling you all along.
Good job sweetums!!

Dyllan said...

I started this one yesterday. Already hooked and I'm still on the prologue! :D
Great review and awesome giveaway girls!

Iza Parthenopaeus said...

I love this series!

AngelaCarr said...

Again, Thank you for the time.

@ML, AnneR thanks you

@dylan, come back and let me know what you think.

@Rhonda, I know. thanks...Glad you passed by. *muah*

latishajean said...

Thanks for your great review look forward to this one! GReat giveaway thank you very much!

latishajean said...

Thanks for your great review look forward to this one! GReat giveaway thank you very much!

Deana said...

I can't wait to read this!!! It is second on my to be read pile. Loved the review!! I love these book and am eager!!!


Renee Gschaid said...

Only want this book more. Geez Chapters, get your act together!

Thank you for the review and giveaway!

Anya said...

I love this series and sure love reading reviews like this one! Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway!


Andie said...

Dang! I LOVE Sherrilyn Kenyon's books. Especially this series! My first audiobook was No Mercy and ooooooh it was awesome. Can't wait to listen this! Thanks!!

BTW: "I'd come for you" is my fav song. :))

Andrea K.

Western Lovin!! said...

I can't wait to read

Nay Nay said...

I like the sound of this book. <^_^>
Thank you for sharing your book with us and thanks for the contest too!

reneebennett35 at yahoo dot com

Darlene said...

Oh, I love audiobooks! I really want to read this series, thanks!

darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

Jen B. said...

I haven't really enjoyed the Dream Hunters series. I am interested that you say that this is by far the best. Maybe this is what I was looking for too! Thanks for the giveaway.

AngelaCarr said...

@latisha, Deana, Renee, Anya, Western, NayNay,  Thank you for reading the review.

@Andy, I’d come for you is a great song for this one.  I only heard it after going to Kenyon’s site.  I also think Savin’ Me  by Nickelback is good for this book as well as Acheron’s book. ;)

@Jen, yeah, the Dream Hunter books are good but not compare to the Dark Hunter Books.  I do think, IMO, The Guardian is the BEST out of the five.  Will you read it anytime soon? The audio was awesome.

IdentitySeeker said...

Unfortunately, I haven't made it very far in the Dark Hunter series. My mum and I are huge fans of Ms. Kenyon's ever since the first book in the series. Love your review!


Squeak said...

I have been in such a chocolate haze the past few days, that I may have entered this contest twice. :-)

This looks great, though so it was worth the double entry. LoL

Dorothy - The Alaskan Bookie
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SacredmOOn said...

*squee* I have Sherrilyn Kenyon's books listed in my goodreads to-read-list. Great review and awesome giveaway!

Chrisbails said...

I have not read any of this series before or any books by Sherrilyn. I have heard great things about her and would love to win this book. I love audiobooks. They are great for listening in the car or at home when the kids are being loud.
Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.

Unknown said...

I haven't read any of this series, but it's going on my TBR list because of this review!
Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Gena R

AngelaCarr said...

@Sarah, Gena, ChrisBails, Sacredmoon,Dorothy,
~Thank you! good luck on the giveaway! it is going to end soon!!!!squeeee! Have you entered the other Giveaways?

Chelsea Rafferty said...

What a super cool giveaway! :D Love Sherrilyn Kenyon, haven't had a chance to try any of her audios and haven't gotten a chance to read Guardian yet, though I'm dying to :) I need to get in touch with Macmillian Audio LOL! I've just recently started getting into audio books and would love to do reviews on them too! Thanks so much for hosting this FAB giveaway :) Really appreciate it :) It looks really great!

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