(I had Pneumonia during the blog tour, but wanted to keep my commitment to it.)
Ava’s life is . . . complicated.
After all, it’s not every day a girl learns she’s not entirely human, or unlocks hidden powers strong enough to make even the First Race sit up and take notice. After surviving an attempted kidnapping and standing up to the Race’s Ruling Council, Ava Michaels returns to college and what she hopes is a normal life. But Ava quickly realizes that for her, normal may not even exist anymore.
In fact, the Council wants her under their control, and they’re not the only ones. The mysterious Rogues have a plan of their own, and it turns out Ava’s a big part of it, whether she wants to be or not.
On top of that, her new relationship is tested in ways she never expected. Her boyfriend, Caleb Foster, has disappeared—accused of betraying the Race—and Ava herself stands implicated in a crime she didn’t commit.
Clearing their names will mean uncovering a web of deceit and intrigue with Ava woven right in the center. To unravel the strands, she joins forces with some unlikely allies; a Protector who once haunted her nightmares, a young girl with secrets as unexpected as Ava’s, and a group of rebel Guardians who have their own fight against the Council.
Together they stand in a battle to find the truth, bring Caleb home, and secure Ava’s freedom—not to mention save her life.
Review by Angela
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Guardians is an interesting story. It picks up pretty much where the first book left off. Ava and Caleb are together and going about their daily lives. Caleb continues to do double duty, working for the Guardians and for the Colony. But, something happens to Caleb and he decides to run away. Ava is confused and doesn’t understand why Caleb doesn’t talk to her about what is going on. Ava teams up with an unlikely ally, Tiernan to help track down Caleb before the Council catches him and punishes him. However, what she finds in her search for him could change her entire life and her destiny.
I really like this series. The story is really good, it’s vivid, it’s imaginative and the characters are likable. I am really excited to read the next book in the series so I can see what happens to Ava and Caleb. I was really surprised by some of the things that happened in the book. I did not see them coming. I like that in a story. T.M. Franklin is a really great story teller. I’m not sure where she comes up with these ideas, but it takes someone with a really big imagination to create a world like this. I recommend this series and give The Guardians 4 books.
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About the Author
T.M. Franklin started out her career writing non-fiction in a television newsroom. Graduating with a B.A. in Communications specializing in broadcast journalism and production, she worked for nine years as a major market television news producer, and garnered two regional Emmy Awards, before she resigned to be a full-time mom and part-time freelance writer. After writing and unsuccessfully querying a novel that she now admits, “is not that great,” she decided to follow the advice of one of the agents who turned her down—write some more and get better at it. Her first published novel, MORE, was born during National Novel Writing month, a challenge to write a novel in thirty days.
In addition to MORE and its sequel, The Guardians, Franklin penned the Amazon best-selling short story,Window, as well as A Piece of Cake, which is featured in the Romantic Interludes anthology.