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Guardians Inc. : the Cypher

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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Surprise: New Author with a GREAT book! Highly Recommended

Attention readers! If you love Artemis Fowl or Fever Crumb, you definitely want to read this book. I¿ve been a fan of books for younger readers nearly all my life. My father, a librarian, got me started on Newberry Award books at an early age. This led to my branching o...
Attention readers! If you love Artemis Fowl or Fever Crumb, you definitely want to read this book. I¿ve been a fan of books for younger readers nearly all my life. My father, a librarian, got me started on Newberry Award books at an early age. This led to my branching out to other authors who write for the same age group. Today, some of the best new literature being published is in this category.

I¿m pleased to say that Guardians Inc.: The Cypher is one of those books. A key to success in this category, or really any good book, is getting and keeping a reader¿s attention. Some authors struggle with this in their early work. Fortunately, The Cypher hooked me from the beginning. And kept my attention right through to the very end.

I planned on working this book in between my other projects. That wasn¿t possible because I stayed up to finish the book the first night I picked it up. If you or someone you know is an avid reader, this is one of the litmus tests for a good book: the harder it is to put down the better the book. As you can tell, I fell for this book hard.

Like many of the best stories in this category, an altered reality is presented that walks the line between science fiction and fantasy. Science, reality, and magic blend successfully with a strong, interesting result. The book does contain fighting and physical action, so parents may want to gauge access accordingly. However, I didn¿t find any of these scenes to go beyond anything found in a Harry Potter novel.

I truly hope you¿ll find this book. It¿s a great example of why I¿m on the lookout for books written for this age group. Fresh ideas and combinations, interesting characters and family insights wrapped up into a book that gave me a lot of pleasure. May it be the same for you in this book I¿ve given a rare, 5-star rating.

posted by HeidiSueRoth on December 5, 2011

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

A book that kept my interest, I read it in one day. It is # 1 o

A book that kept my interest, I read it in one day. It is # 1 of a series so there are unanswered questions at the end of the book. I liked The Guardians history but I would have liked more backstory. More story details would have been enjoyable as well.

posted by KLJ25 on June 26, 2013

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  • Posted May 15, 2014

    Guardians, Inc: The Cypher Thomas loves his grandfather a lot a

    Guardians, Inc: The Cypher

    Thomas loves his grandfather a lot and, now that his parents have died, it's just the two of them. While helping his grandfather look for a job, Thomas comes across an ad that, at first, looks to him like some funny language, but the next time he looks at it, the funny symbols are gone. That ad leads them to the Guardians, Inc mansion for an interview to be the assistant librarian. By the end of the day, both he and his grandpa have jobs there ... and that's only the beginning of the adventure.

    I liked this story. Not loved, but liked. It was unique and fun. I think it would be good for the younger ages, possibly elementary school, and a great chapter book to read with your children who are just starting out. The adventure is fun, but there were parts of it that disappointed me and I felt as if the author was talking down to the child.

    I do look forward to reading books 2 and 3 to find out where the story goes and see if the writing gets better as the series continues.

    Note: I was asked to read this story by the people running the blog tour, but I found and purchased the book myself. Note, it is still for free on Amazon and B&N.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2014

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    I really enjoyed reading this up to a point. I was like Thomas,

    I really enjoyed reading this up to a point. I was like Thomas, the main character, and excited about the newfound "world" he was discovering. Then about the last third of the book, things sped up and at that point to me it got boring. All the action happened but for some reason, I just didn't enjoy it. I don't know if I will continue with the next one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 26, 2013

    A book that kept my interest, I read it in one day. It is # 1 o

    A book that kept my interest, I read it in one day. It is # 1 of a series so there are unanswered questions at the end of the book. I liked The Guardians history but I would have liked more backstory. More story details would have been enjoyable as well.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2013

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    ONE GOD DAMN G DOUBLE O BE GOOD BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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