Saturday, August 18, 2012

Guardian of Fate by L.J. Kentowski

Title: Guardian of Fate
Author: L.J. Kentowski
My Rating: B-

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Fate #1
Main Characters: Cassie
Release Date: December 2011
ISBN: 978-0615581514
Publisher: -
Links to Purchase:
Amazon  
Sexual Intensity: spicy


Story Overview:
Fear of death is all too common. Visions of it chill the bones and skip heartbeats. Seeing it coming and knowing only you can rescue the soul of the victim from the fiery bowels of hell…that’s downright life-altering. 

Cassandra Cosgrove’s life was altered at the age of sixteen when she found out that it was her responsibility to save the lives, and ultimately the souls, of innocent victims targeted by Hell’s demons. As impossible as it seemed at first, she was able to live a fairly normal life, while secretly fulfilling her obligation as a Guardian of Fate. 

But years later Fate has its own plan when her visions begin drastically changing at the same time two mysterious men appear in her life. Cassandra suddenly finds herself caught in a battle between good and evil, with her own soul on the line. When it seems everyone in her life has a secret they’ve been hiding from her, who can she trust to be the Guardian of her Fate?


My Review:
This is definitely one of those books where you spend a lot of the book trying to figure out what the heck is going on and who exactly is the good guy and who is the bad guy. That alone kept me reading this book for a long time....I couldn't figure out what was going on and was definitely intrigued.

On her 16th birthday, Cassie found out that she's a Guardian of Fate. She can see when people are about to wrongly die and can change that fate. But suddenly her visions are changing and that corresponds with the arrival of two very intriguing men in her life...Caleb and Hunter. It's obvious from the very beginning that there is more to these guys than meets the eye, especially since Cassie has been seeing visions of Hunter for years. It just takes a long time to figure out exactly what their story is. As the reader, I found that both intriguing and frustrating. Honestly, if I hadn't been reading this book for review, I probably would have DNF'ed it because I had a moment where I got so impatient with that fact. I wanted to get to the real story...not just the set-up of it.

And honestly, the real story is pretty good, although very complex. LOL...and this is where the review becomes difficult to write because if I tell you about the real story, then I will be giving away huge spoilers in the book. Just know that nothing is as it seems and once it all played out, I liked where the story went. I completely ADORED the romantic story line...it totally made the book for me. I loved the depth of feeling and emotion between the two and although it happened pretty quickly, it worked for me. 

The twist at the end...shocking!! I have no idea where the author is going, but I have a feeling it's going to get better.

I received a complementary copy of this book in return for an honest review.





Author Bio:
L.J. Kentowski is living in disguise as the author of her debut novel, Guardian Of Fate, working diligently on the subsequent novels in the Fate series. Her true identity as Supermom and Superwife, living in the Midwest with SuperDog must never be revealed without security clearance. Every day, after tucking in her 6yr old talking prodigy, she rips off her cape and delves into the world of angels, demons, and the in-betweens.

Author website: http://www.LJKentowski.com 
Blog: http://www.ljwrites.com 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/laurajeanwrites 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LJKentowski 
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5382939.L_J_Kentowski

1 comment:

L.J. Kentowski said...

Thank you so much for having me Christi! And also for taking the time to read and review Guardian Of Fate. It's an honor being on Smitten With Reading!