Wednesday, 9 October 2013

The Sentinel by Holly Martin

When Eve is rescued from a horrific coach crash by her teachers, she is shocked to discover they possess super strength and speed. But what happens next is even more harrowing.
In the aftermath of the crash she discovers that everyone in her life from neighbours, doctors, dentists, teachers, shop keepers and even her family and friends are actually super strength Guardians sent to protect her. They all have one thing in common, a single minded ferocity that she must be kept alive at all costs.
However, she is surrounded by secrets and lies. Those in the know deny all knowledge of what happened that fateful night. Everyone else carries on as normal, seemingly unaware of the new strange world that she has stumbled against.
With the help of Seth, her best friend, Eve discovers the prophecies surrounding her true identity and the super strength she too holds. With her Guardians pledged to protect her, her closest friends ready to die for her, her own hopes and dreams are put on hold whilst she battles to control the amazing powers she has been bestowed with.
But those that seek to destroy her move ever closer. Will the Guardians be enough to protect her when so many are prepared to stop at nothing to see her dead? And will she be strong enough to fulfil her destiny when the time comes?

A fast paced fantasy adventure for young adults.
With high speed car chases, airborne fights, amazing stunts and super powered beings, this is a story of loyalty, friendship and love.




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I'm been having trouble writing this review, it's really hard to find the words to describe how amazing this book is.
This is definitely the best debut I've read this year!

When Eve discovers that the world around her isn't what it seems, she finds herself faced with the task of saving the world,
But surely the girl she sees reflected in the mirror isn't up to the challenge or is she?
With the help of her guardians and other guides can Eve accept what they've bestowed on her!

Three words keep going through my mind, Wow, fantastic and amazing!

Wow sums up the gripping storyline, with its fast pace and action scenes, you find yourself wowing at the combat that's unfolding!
Fantastic is the way to describe the abilities of the characters, the descriptiveness of what they can do means that you can easily visualise their powers in use.
Amazing is the whole package, the storyline, characters and the fact that this is a series and we will be able to read more is truly amazing.

And that brings me to the characters, Holly has given me 4 new guys to dream about:
First we have Seth, the handsome, kind hearted and muscly best friend of Eve.
In my head I pictured Taylor Lautner and in my dreams I swooned!

Lucas the wonderful guardian who is in-tune with Eve and Seth and brings us some wonderfully funny lines.

Then there is the chocolate eyed hero who had me wishing to find him on my bed (notice I said on)
I shall leave it up to you to figure out who I'm talking about!

And finally Eli, oh Eli. The strong willed protective guardian the guy who leaps to the rescue and learns to feel.

Oh wow, (see I said it again) the guys, the story, it has it all.

Eve is a feisty heroine, she's not quite ready to give up and let people fight for her.
I love the way that Eve discovers so much about herself and in doing so she helps others to learn about themselves too!

I just love this book, I want you all to read this book, in fact you all need to read this book!

5/5

The biggest thanks to Holly for letting me read and review this before the release date,
The Sentinel is available to buy from the 16th of October 2013
You can find out more about Holly and The Sentinel at http://thesentinelseries.wordpress.com/

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