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Posted November 19, 2013
Rhoades has taken the idea of the paranormal and what is ‘accepted’ as paranormal and shaped it to create something that is completely her own. The world of the Guardians of the Race is one that is fully developed to the extent that you feel like it truly does exist and that these individuals could really be living on your block. Rhoades’ phenomenal storytelling skills along with her solid grasp of the English language combine to create a world that you not only visualize but also visit during the time that you read this tale.
Rhoades melds vividly intricate descriptions with allusions to create a solid setting for her story. By creating this world she roots her readers firmly in this novel that they won’t be able to put down. She feeds all of your needs throughout. It’s fun, exciting, enjoyable, awe inspiring, suspenseful, and above all, romantic.
Although each story in this series can has a main character/couple, the rest of the ‘family’ remains front and centre in the story. I really love how all of the lead characters may be of 1 of 2 races, thus bringing them together with a commonality, but it is who they are that keeps them together. Although on the surface each of the stories in this series are similar – a Guardian of the Race and a Daughter of Man become a couple – each story is as unique as the couples themselves. Each person is vividly real and extremely unique. The female lead in this instalment is a very standout individual who contrasts with the male lead. They are true proof that opposites attract in the most explosive of ways.
Rhoades doesn’t simply tell this story, she creates an escape from the everyday for her audience. This story is complete in and of itself but definitely follows from the previous novel in the series and leaves you wanting more. My suggestion? Read it!