Guardians by Lola St. Vil

Emmy – a bookish, witty student – is rescued by six teenaged angels with powers, called Guardians. They’ve been sent to elicit the secret from her before the demons can. Emmy later learns that her name is the only clue to locating a sought-after bridge that for centuries, Evil has plotted to destroy; this would in turn bring about the end of humanity.

Things get worse when Emmy and Marcus, the leader of the angels, begin to draw closer. Unfortunately, Marcus has been warned by his clairvoyant and omniscient guide that should he and Emmy become close enough, the mission will fail and humanity will perish.

Okay, so this is one series that I love simply because the idea is pretty original for a paranormal fantasy. Even though it is about angels and demons, Lola St.Vil manages to approach the concept in a totally different way with pretty intricate plot details about the world of angels. I found the plot itself pretty innovative and fast paced, and I was kept on my toes a lot of the time. Plot twists throughout the series were absolutely thrilling, and sometimes I totally had no idea what to expect. Seriously. **tries not to spoil…zips mouth and throws away the key**

The books also keep switching PoVs, which I usually am not a fan of, but I found this to work. Of course, it can be slightly confusing if you don’t pay attention to the titles, but I found that it was worth it to get different characters’ insights, especially since the plot can get intricate.

However, there were also quite a few problems with this series. First of all, because it is self published, there are TONS of typos and grammatical errors, which can be pretty annoying. Also, probably because of the same reason, certain details such as the definition of some terms (trying really hard not to spoil here), such as the characteristics of different kinds of angels, changes over the books. This is a problem if you’re really into consistency. Also, I do tend to find Emmy, the main character, slightly clingy, jealous, and whiny, especially when it comes to Marcus. There are also some  hypocritical tendencies in favor of the main characters. For example, the main character is allowed to feel jealousy, but a supporting character who feels the same way is labelled a psycho.

All in all, it’s the kind of book you’d sit down with when you’re bored, or you have no idea what to read – what I call a chiller read. Something to keep you busy but not bored…not so much for heavy reading.

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