Sunday, March 27, 2016

Review: The Guardian by Elizabetta Holcomb

Title: The Guardian
Author: Elizabetta Holcomb

Publication: March 21st 2016
Genre: Young Adult ~ Romance
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Rating: 3/5

Review copy received in exchange for an honest review.


1312, A knight destined to rule…
Jareth Tremaine, the first Duke of Dover, has seen how he’s remembered in history books—either a saint who rules his lands with justice or a religious extremist whose harsh treatment of the church nearly has him executed. But what history doesn’t disclose is that he’s essential to the world’s survival. After being wounded by ancient Huns using 21st century weapons, a girl is brought to aid his recovery—a girl who would become his duchess and the key to the future of Dover’s Amalgam.
A 21st century girl whose future has not been written…
Elizabet Blackwell isn’t surprised by wormholes. What shocks her is the multi-faceted personality of the titled knight. Sir Jareth is a nobleman, translator, surgeon—and he’s intent on locating and protecting a host. The host, she discovers, is a boy who practically lives in her backyard 700 years into Jareth’s future.
The re-scripting of history for the survival of nature’s attack on mankind…
Together they embark on their life’s journey and discover that they must protect each other even as they prepare the host for his destiny. Their quest must be to ensure the boy is secure and hidden from the evil forces who seek to exploit the power he contains.

Recently I've read quite a few time travel stories that had a little of the same storyline. And I must say that The Guardian definitely belongs to the few I've liked the most.

I wish some things in this book had been explained a little better and I also would've loved some more information or backstory when the characters were initially introduced.

I did love the characters, though. Especially the two main characters, Elizabet and Jareth. Together they had quite some chemistry and I really loved their bickering. It was so entertaining! Jareth could be a big jerk but for some reason I can forgive him for it because it was charming in a way. 

Like I said, some things I wished were explained a little more like the whole host and guardian thing. but then again, I thought the writing was very good, so it wasn't a main problem for me.

Overall, The Guardian by Elizabetta Holcomb was a good read. It reminded me a bit of Outlander, so I think fans of that book (and tv show) would like it a lot. Just like I did.

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Elizabetta Holcomb lives in South Louisiana with her husband and children. She is an English lit major turned nurse who couldn't dream of a life without writing and returned to her first love. Her favorite things in life are family, her cat, Sir Jareth (named after The Guardian's hero), and of course, writing.

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