Marked: Soul Guardians (Book 1)

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Sixteen-year-old Kara Nightingale is unpopular, awkward and positively ordinary-that is until one day she is struck by a bus and dies...

Within moments her life changes from ordinary to extraordinary as she wakes up in a mysterious world with a new career-as a rookie for the Guardian Angel Legion. Kara is pulled into the supernatural where monkeys drive the elevators, oracles scurry above giant crystal balls and where demons feed on the souls ...

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Overview

Sixteen-year-old Kara Nightingale is unpopular, awkward and positively ordinary-that is until one day she is struck by a bus and dies...

Within moments her life changes from ordinary to extraordinary as she wakes up in a mysterious world with a new career-as a rookie for the Guardian Angel Legion. Kara is pulled into the supernatural where monkeys drive the elevators, oracles scurry above giant crystal balls and where demons feed on the souls of mortals.

When an Elemental child is kidnapped, Kara is sent on a danger-filled quest and plunges into a situation more dangerous and deadly than anything she could ever imagine.

From the best-selling author comes this captivating, funny debut novel and winner of the Readers' Favorite Award.

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  • Marked: Soul Guardians Book 1
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461017097
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/18/2011
  • Pages: 292
  • Sales rank: 421,431
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Kim Richardson is the author of the Soul Guardians series. Born in Northern Quebec, Canada, she later studied in the field of 3D Animation, and became an Animation Supervisor for a VFX company. For many years she worked on big Hollywood films and stayed in the field of animation for 14 years. Since then, she has retired from the VFX world and settled in the country where she writes full time.

To learn more about the author, please visit:

www.kimrichardsonbooks.com www.facebook.com/KRAuthorPage http://twitter.com/Kim_Richardson_

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  • Posted May 5, 2011

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    This is possibly the hardest review I've had to write. Not because the book was bad, in fact I was rather impressed by it. No, the reason that it's been hard to review is that it's closest book I've come to on this blog that could be classed as "chick-lit". It's unfamiliar territory for me.

    But don't let this stop you from reading it! The majority of my blog's readers are male, but I would still say that they should consider this book. Especially if they are looking for a light, easy read.

    But it doesn't matter how hard I found it to write the review, what matter is the book itself. I really did enjoy it, and the thing that stood out most was the afterlife. Apart from the fact that it was staffed by various primates, it was such an imaginative place that was really uplifting to read about. (And kind of made me jealous that I wasn't there...). It's interesting to think of heaven as a kind of office (albeit an odd office) where angels administer the world's affairs. I really enjoyed the scenes set in this Angel-Office, called Horizon, although it was interesting to note that while it was referred to by the names of various paradises - Heaven was not one of them.

    With all books there a few things that I think could have been done differently, and I would say that I thought the beginning is a little too fast. The main character dies straight away, which is fine - the book is about her death, not her life - but then gets to work as a GA almost immediately. I felt that she should have had training before going out on a mission.

    But Overall I found the book to be an enjoyable read, an easy read - it wasn't hard to follow, and a unique read. The plot, which I haven't spoken about much here, for fear of revealing too much, was interesting, and well-written. In an recent interview to promote my blog I stated that the best books are the ones that I'm disappointed to finish reading, and this one of those. While it's not available on B&N, the price of the eBook on amazon is currently £0.70/$1.14 (UK/US), and to be frank, I think that it's worth more than that. Actually, despite finding eBooks difficult to read, and despite having a paperback version, I payed the 70 pence for the kindle thing because I think the book is more than worth that. I find that I'm quite likely to read it again, and that I look forwards to the sequel.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2011

    Fantastic!

    The first chapter got me hooked. I wanted to know more about Kara. Kim creates a world I would love to be in, a world full of angels. Kara is a rookie who learns the ropes through David, her mentor. David is so much fun to be around; it's hard for Kara not to have these feelings toward him. Their task is to save a person's life, but they find themselves fighting demons instead, and unable to fulfill their assignment successfully. Later, they found out that Kara has been marked from both sides. The twist and turns of the story captivated me that I couldn't put the book down. The ending was unique and different. I was pleasantly surprised. I hope there will be a book two because I enjoyed the chemistry between the two main characters. This well-written, entertaining, original story was so much fun to read, I would recommend it to all readers.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    Got it for free, and it was amazing! This book has it all. It'll

    Got it for free, and it was amazing!
    This book has it all. It'll leave you wanting for more. I laughed so hard at times i actually cried. Overall, this book is great entertainment. Just as a book should be.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2012

    Awesome book. I couldn't put it down. I got so caught up with Ka

    Awesome book. I couldn't put it down. I got so caught up with Kara and David, i couldn't wait to see what happened next. this book has it all. It was original, funny, lots of action, and a great adventure. I recommend this series to those who are looking for something new.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2012

    Loved it from the very first page. This book is well written, w

    Loved it from the very first page.

    This book is well written, with great characters and scenes. The author creates a wonderful tale of good vs evil. Kara Nightingale is a wonderful heroine, and i cared about what happened to her. I hope this book will become a movie someday. It would be great on a big screen.

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  • Posted April 20, 2012

    I was so impressed by this book. The blurb sounded interesting,

    I was so impressed by this book. The blurb sounded interesting, and i wasn't disapointed. This is a real page turner. It's non stop action with a great ending. Can't wait to read the other books in this series. Check it out. It's free!

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  • Posted April 17, 2012

    This book is so amazing, it should be a movie!!! I read it in on

    This book is so amazing, it should be a movie!!! I read it in one day. The story follows Kara who is chosen to be a guardian angel, and who goes on missions to save the souls of mortals. The author creates an amazing world filled with supernatural beings, packed with action and with a little humour. There is something for everyone in this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    Simply amazing. I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes a go

    Simply amazing. I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes a good adventure book. It's different and keeps you wanting to read more. A real page turner.

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  • Posted April 15, 2012

    Loved this book. You have to get it! It's free! It was well writ

    Loved this book. You have to get it! It's free! It was well written, fast paced, with humour and a little romance. I loved the characters, and they were well developed. The author does a great job keeping you interested in the story. Read this book, you won't be disapointed.

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  • Posted March 18, 2012

    Highly Recommended- LUV IT!!

    THis is a awesome teen book that will leave you uin stiches!

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  • Posted August 15, 2011

    Wonderful! Couldn't put it down!

    Loved it! I was drawn into the story, and couldn't put it down. I was looking for somethin different, and i got it. It's a very captivating book that anyone at any age can appreciate. Highly recommend :)!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2011

    Fantastic!

    I downloaded this book because I loved the cover, and the description intrigued me. What a fantastic and very original story. Who knew in the afterlife monkeys operated the elevators! Kara is a wonderful heroine that everyone will love. The story is beautifully written and action packed. A fast paced adventure of good versus evil. You won't be disappointed.

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