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Thursday, June 9, 2011

REVIEW: The Guardians, Book 1 - By. Mandy M. Roth

Reviewer: Tawania
Title: The Guardians, Book 1
Author: Mandy M. Roth

The Guardians, book 1


Ass-kicking Guardian, Madelyn Mason, is the only female in a sea of supernatural males. College student by day, she spends her nights fighting for mankind--the innocents, the ones who have no clue that the things of nightmares walk among the living.

Larger than life Hollywood hunk, Brady Devens, has won the hearts of millions of adoring fans. But, the only heart he wants to win is that of his mate, Madelyn. She hasn't shown an interest in him as anything more than a friend, and he’s beginning to think the Powers That Be goofed.

In this world of magik, mishap, demons, gods, and pleasure nymphs, anything is possible. Can they find a love that transcends time and space or will the Powers That Be decide maybe they weren’t destined for one another after all?


I really enjoyed this book! It was a very exciting read, and kept me entertained throughout.

Madelyn is a guardian, she protects humans from all sorts of evil things that go bump in the night. Mady is the first female guardian ever born, and is protected above all else. She's carrying hidden scars from an incident that happened three years ago. Mandy just got out of a relationship that ended bad, and is not interested in picking up another one at the moment.

Brady is a full blood Lycan, and Mandy is his mate even though she's unaware of it. Brady has been watching over her, as a trusted friend. He doesn't know how to tell Mandy she's  his mate without scaring her off. Brady has been waiting for Mandy for over three hundred years, and he knows now is the time to take his chance.

As I stated before this book was a exciting read. There is so much going on that you stay completely engaged throughout the book. I literally couldn't put this book down. The back story is captivating, and leave you wanting more. There were so many twist, and unexpected revelations, that I had to reread a few paragraphs just to make sure that I read it right.

The secondary characters were all very interesting, and left you wanting to know what's going to happen with them in future installments of this series. There was also a lot of humor, and heart touching moments in this book. The story was action packed, and had me on the edge of my seat a few times.

Brady is the perfect alpha male, with a heart of gold, and a tiny jealous streak where Mandy is concerned. Once you read this story you will understand why. I really liked his character, and was very pleased about how things developed for him in this book.

Madelyn is beautiful, sassy, tough, and down to earth. She is a heroine that I definitely enjoyed reading. I liked everything about her, and couldn't find any faults with her. I loved her interaction with the secondary characters.

I have to say Ms. Roth has a winner on her hands with this book. All her characters are developed enough that you have all the information that you need, and you're not left lacking or wanting. The world building was great, and I can't wait to read more. When I finished reading The Guardians at 3:00 this morning, I immediately went to search for book 2, but unfortunately it's not out yet. I did however pick up a few of her other books, and I can't wait to dive in.

I have definitely added Mandy Roth to my auto- buy list. I really, truly, hope I gave this book the justice it deserves in this review. It was that good, and I want to read it over again NOW.

*****5 Stars

Product Details

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 408 KB
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: The Raven Books; 2 edition (July 30, 2010)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English