Review + Giveaway: The Guardian by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Posted November 5, 2011 by Angela in Reviews / 51 Comments

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Review + Giveaway: The Guardian by Sherrilyn Kenyon

5 Stars


The Guardian
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Series: Dream-Hunter #6
Published by St. Martin's Press
Released: November 1, 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 345
Source: Purchased

 


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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About Sherrilyn Kenyon

New York Times and international bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon is a regular at the #1 spot. With legions of fans known as Menyons (thousands of whom proudly sport tattoos from her series and who travel from all over the world to attend her appearances), her books are always snatched up as soon as they appear on store shelves. Since 2004, she had placed more than 65 novels on the New York Times list in all formats including manga and graphic novels. Her current series are: Dark-Hunter, Chronicles of Nick and The League, and her books are available in over 100 countries where eager fans impatiently wait for the next release. Her Chronicles of Nick and Dark-Hunter series are soon to be major motion pictures while Dark-Hunter is also being developed as a television series.

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I am young at heart and a die hard romantic living in California.I am happily married to a man who understands my love for reading, blogging and my book boyfriends. I have two beautiful girls who are also avid readers but forbidden to any of my books.I like running, CrossFit and eat healthy but not necessarily good at it.My motto is “I have the right to choose my calories” and often, my choice of poison is a bag of Flammin’ Hot Cheetos.

I coblog and review here at Under the Covers and occasionally review for Hot Listens.I love to read PNR, UF, Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Suspense. Occasionally, I will venture to Erotica, BDSM reads and rarely Historical Romance. There are some sub-genres that I don’t always enjoy, but I’m open to stepping out of my comfort zone.For the most part, as long as there’s a hint of romance, I’m pretty much in.
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51 responses to “Review + Giveaway: The Guardian by Sherrilyn Kenyon

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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*

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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.
    jepebATverizonDOTnet

  13. @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.

  14. 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!

    Sarah

  15. 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.
    christinebails@yahoo.com

  16. @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?

  17. What a super cool giveaway! 😀 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!

    swtlilangel4jc at yahoo dot com

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