Saturday, July 6, 2013

Review: Guardians by Heather Frost

Title: Guardians
Author: Heather Frost
Series: Book Three in the Seers Trilogy
Published By: Cedar Fort Inc. (July 9, 2013)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Fantasy/Paranormal
My Rating: 4 Stars!

Book Description:
Kate Bennett has escaped captivity, but she has not escaped the hunt. The Demon Lord has one million dollars on Kate’s head, and every bounty hunter around is just waiting for the chance to break through her guardian force. Kate’s only shot at staying alive and protecting her loved ones is to lead the seers on a mission to the past and kill the Demon Lord before he comes to power.

But Patrick, Kate’s immortal guardian and the love of her life, knows what happens when she travels back in time: he has seen her die in his arms. With Patrick keeping a protective watch over her, Kate knows she can never lead her mission, but she cannot wait around to be captured by demons again, either.

This final installment of the Seers trilogy brings Kate Bennett’s tale to a surprising and exciting 
conclusion filled with love and heartache, danger and triumph, loss and redemption.

My Thoughts and Review:
It is always bittersweet having to say goodbye to a series, to characters you have come to love and care about so it is always with great trepidation that I pick up that last book. Will the characters I love all be okay in the end? Will they get their happily ever after I so desperately want them to have? Will the bad guys be punished? Will I be satisfied with the ending and will it be realistic enough for everyone to enjoy and believe?

Even though I am dying to know how it will all end and come together, you can see why it is so hard to pick up that last book. What if I hate it and it ruins the whole series for me? What if I am left with no answers and feeling sad and dejected? Because, lets face it, all series don't end how we want they to, how we hoped that they would.

So yes, to say I was nervous about starting this one would be an understatement. In fact I have been known to not even read the last book in a series until months after its release simply because I am scared to and because I don't want to say goodbye yet. I am not ready for it all to be over.

I put this one off for as long as I could. I read little bits here and there even though I had to force myself to stop reading it. I wanted it to last forever and yet, I wanted to know the ending as well. 

I have been with this series from the very beginning and a fan after the first book, even when few people knew about it, which really is a shame because this is a great series. I love Patrick and Kate, Lee and Toni, Grandma and the twins and I want more people to know and love them as well, because they deserve to have their story known and loved as much as I have. 

I have been impressed with Frost's writing from the very beginning. The hidden messages about love and religion that really are so subtle and well done. Never overbearing or preachy, the great story line about demons, seers and guardians, something I am normally not into but have really enjoyed. 

Really, I should have known not to be worried. I should have trusted that Frost loves these characters just as much as I do, if not more and she wants what is best for them as well. 

I love how strong Kate becomes and how her selfless side comes out as she puts herself in the face of danger to keep those she loves safe.

Patrick too is always great. I love his love for Kate. His tenderness and strength and goodness. Sean, Toni and Lee all have surprises up their sleeve as well and I loved every minute of their struggles and growth as well.

Really, I couldn't have asked for a better conclusion to this series. Frost out did herself and I am so happy with how it all turned out.

*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*


  1. So glad this conclusion worked for you and I so understand the little dance you did before actually reading this final is so hard saying good-bye!

  2. I haven't heard of this series before, but I will keep it in mind for the future. I am so glad you were pleased with the ending. It really sucks to get to that last book and then not like the ending. Great review!

  3. Damn, I forgot about this series. I still need to read the 2nd book. Glad it ended well for you!

  4. I have seen this series around, but never tried it. I like three book series it's easier to keep up! One of these days maybe I will get around to it. How are you liking Sanctum?