With no other option, she instructs Gaïa, a benevolent spirit, to hide the Grimoire in the human realm and to train three young girls in becoming the new guardians. Kerani, Tiluvia, and Cesca are awakened to their destinies, and thrust into a perilous journey as they race to Gaïa's island. Accompanied by the Kal'rana sisters, the girls discover the magic that lies dormant within them. But fate plays a cruel twist on them, as their magical abilities are unleashed before they are ready, and disastrous consequences follow suit.
In a land shrouded in magic, and filled with as many friends as there are foes, will the girls be able to fulfill their destinies? Or will the balance of magic be thrown into chaos?
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"Rumors have spread among the immortals of a book that controls all the magic in both the human and spirit worlds. So what is the Spirit Mother to do when Kaël, a corrupt spirit, attempts to steal the Grimoire from her temple?" "With no other option, she instructs Gaïa, a benevolent spirit, to hide the Grimoire in the human realm and to train three young girls in becoming the new guardians. Kerani, Tiluvia, and Cesca are awakened to their destinies, and thrust into a perilous journey as they race to Gaïa’s island. Accompanied by the Kal’rana sisters, the girls discover the magic that lies dormant within them. But fate plays a cruel twist on them, as their magical abilities are unleashed before they are ready, and disastrous consequences follow suit." "In a land shrouded in magic, and filled with as many friends as there are foes, will the girls be able to fulfill their destinies? Or will the balance of magic be thrown into chaos?"-Goodreads Natasha Slight is masterful storyteller. She makes you really care about the characters. Guardians of the Grimoire is a fast paced adventure, that will thrill you till the end! Every page brings you closer to Kerani, Tiluvia, and Cesca. They struggle with this new life that is thrust upon them. Not knowing who to trust, will they be able to fulfill their destinies, or will evil be unleashed?
When I first read part of Guardians of the Grimoire on Wattpad I was entranced so, when I was offered the opportunity to review it, I leapt at it. What I found from the beginning to the end was a magical adventure that makes the reader forget about everything else in the world. I literally search, often in vain, every avenue of media in order to find what Guardians of the Grimoire contains. Now one of the most fantastic things about Guardians of the Grimoire is that it introduces completely new places and ideas without going heavy into the details or leaving the reader confused. Natasha Slight¿s style is both intelligent and simple in a way that will charm readers while her characters steal their hearts. The scenes and characters are described vividly to the point that it¿s all I was aware of as I read (In fact, I was late to many of my appointments after being so engrossed in the excellently woven world). Her charming style even extends to her dialogue which is direct but still unique to each of the characters. None of them dance around a subject but, instead, dive right to the heart of matters; there is no padding of phrases or situations to leave the reader going ¿huh?¿ as can easily become the case. The style, while fantastic and artful by itself, is not the only thing that endeared me to the story. No, what really and truly sold me was the care and love that is evident in the conception of the world in which Guardians of the Grimoire takes place. In parts it is emotional and in others fantastical but it always remains strong and realistic. It seems that in most books and stories today, authors have begun to focus on the instant quality of things. Natasha Slight doesn¿t fall prey to such habits, though, as her story takes great pains to make things believable. The different cultures, the action scenes, the governments and workings of society¿ they all stand supported with facts and details that make them completely plausible. What makes the story even more believable (and enjoyable) is the fact that the main character(s) don¿t just instantly know how to control their powers or understand them in a matter of days. This has always particularly bugged me in other stories and I love the fact that Guardians of the Grimoire didn¿t rely on magic to just instantly make everything better. The concept and use was done realistically with guidelines and a good mixture of the characters¿ own ingenuity. When the going got tough, they didn¿t instantly save the day; they planned, they acted, and they learned that there is no such thing as a perfect plan. Staying true to the details, Natasha Slight has painstakingly created a world that seems to truly exist and that I, personally, would love to visit. Guardian of the Grimoire was a stunning story filled with fleshed out characters, charming dialogue, and a wonderfully emotional plot. As I was reading I often found myself smiling, cheering, crying, or doing other expressions that made others skirt around me in wariness. I can only say that such a happening only occurs when I am truly enjoying a story of which is more than true of Guardians of the Grimoire. Until the very last page, I was mesmerized and remain so even now. Anyone who is a fan of adventure, wit, magic, or just fantastic storytelling is sure to love Guardians of the Grimoire, as I did, and will no doubt be awaiting the rest of the series with baited breath.
WOW - this book took me on the most amazing, wonderful, fantastical journey and one that I have not had the pleasure of being on, for many years. It pulls you in so deep; you need to take a moment to breathe. This is exactly how I felt after the third chapter! I had a permanent smile on my face and to be honest, was quite flabbergasted, at myself nonetheless. Why? You may ask. The author wrote this book for the Young Adult with the Young Adult in mind. I can tell you right now - I am an adult, but by no means "young" unless young at heart counts for anything! The last time I read a book in this genre (fantasy) was when I was a teenager and from there moved on to romance (as most young girls do etc.). I never, in a million years, thought that I would be so tightly gripped in this fantasy's claws! I love the fact that the Guardians are female. YES! They take centre stage and it's fantastic. They are strong and overcome obstacles in ways even they weren't sure they could and more importantly, bonds are forged. This book also provides us with a strong message that the female genre can and is able to fend for themselves. The Guardians of the Grimoire is set in medieval times and filled to the brim with magic, a king and castle, sorcerers, quests, challenges, an amazing tournament, puzzles, spells, chases, evil, conspiracies, unbelievable and mind boggling creatures, the awakening of new powers and their effects, humour, laughter, sadness and a sense of love and family. Natasha Slight is so brilliantly descriptive from the beginning of this book right to the end. She made me feel that I was a part of this fantasy world; and for me, this book read and played (inside my head) like a movie. Guardians of the Grimoire (the first in a trilogy) is awe inspiring. I loved this book so much and it provided me with so much joy, that I am confident it was worth all the heart and soul, sweat and tears, hard work and sleepless nights that this author poured into the Guardians of the Grimoire. It may have been written as a YA but I believe it will completely cross over. It did with me and it will with others. I may get slack for this, but as we are all entitled to our own opinions, here is mine - Harry Potter, move over and share some space on the shelf for this one! I feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to read and review this book and I will end by saying that this author and her debut book deserve a standing ovation. I am hoping that you, dear reader whether young or old(er), will share the joy in my heart and feel the same once you have read it yourself. I wholeheartedly and unreservedly, give it a well deserving 5 stars. (This book is long BUT it had me enthralled right from the beginning that I read it in 2 days - enough said!) This is a keeper!!