Your Guardian Angel - Skyla Madi
Plot:For Ruby Moore life is far more complicated than that of your average teen, for she is in no way average. Ruby is a vampire and her life as a vampire is far from traditional.
It has been one year since her normal life was brutally taken from her. Still adjusting to the shock of the change from mortal to immortal, her world is rocked again and she is taken under the wings of a guardian angel back to Sage Sanctum- a school beyond reach from the vampires that are determined to destroy her.
There, she is freed from her vampiric chains and her normal needs and urges return. However a new urge arises… Lust. A forbidden lust toward her savior, her guardian angel.
Attempting to control these desires is difficult, very difficult and when things couldn't possibly get any worse, her situation becomes life or death as someone, somewhere in the school is aiding those who want her dead.
WOW! This book hooked me right from the start!! I was addicted and it was so.......page turning (well, you know, my blog is called The Page Turners. Lol).
I give this book 4.5 stars.
I love this book right from the start, how Ruby started by explaining how she got turned into a vampire and her mother got killed in the process. She never wanted this life, her mother was a goddess, so basically, she's half goddess, half vampire. Sounds soooo cool!!!
So since she's a vampire, there are loads of people running after her. There is her step-father (who is the one that turned her), there are vampire hunters, and there are these guardian angels with invisible wings!! Great twist of angels!!!
So this is when Eli enters!! Oooohh the hot-brooding Eli, Ruby's protecter and also an urge of lust that Ruby has to fight against since a sexual relationship between a goddess and a guardian is illegal (ooh that word. "Sexual"....it's sounds so cheesy..lol).
At first, I thought Ruby was the sort of girl who is bad-ass and knows how to kick a jerk's ass. But she's the complete opposite. And that's not a bad thing, because Ruby isn't like other girls who moan and talk a lot, and is a total pain in the ass. She's fresh, she doesn't have feelings between different boys. There were about three boys chasing after her (not including Eli) and she didn't fall with anybody else except Eli. There is this quote by Johnny Depp that I thought really describe the love interests in this book:
"If you love two people at the same time,
choose the second one,
because if you really loved the first one,
you wouldn't have fallen for the second."
~ Johnny Depp
I thought that this quote was the total opposite of Ruby, like I said, there were about three guys liking her, and she didn't show interest to any of them except Eli and I love that about her. Most girls in other books would have tiny feelings for one guy, and tiny feelings for other, but Ruby didn't, And I really love that.
The storyline was amazing, but the reason I gave this book 4.5 stars, was that it was a bit too formal. It was more like people who respect each other than people who are in love (or lust). The way the speeches were really formal wasn't my thing. I'm not saying it's a bad thing but my type of style is more swearing words and rudeness to show how hard-to-knock-down the characters are. But other than that, I completely loved the story.
I'm moving on to the second book now, which is: Sun Kissed by Skyla Madi.
WOOHOO!! Can't wait to start!!!
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About The author
Skyla Madi was born in the small town of Port Maquarie, New South Wales in 1993. She spent half her life growing up in Wauchope, a thriving rural town at the heart of the Hastings River Valley before making the leap to the busy city of Brisbane.
Whenever this young Australian writer isn't changing diapers, watching cartoons, cooking for her husband or doing other motherly-wife things she is actively working on her writing and improving her writing skills.
Skyla loves to read just as much as she loves to write and since discovering that YA/paranormal romance/urban fantasy/ are her favourite genres, she has embarked on her own writing journey and is currently working on a YA series titled 'The Guardian Angel series' which is being published by Limitless Publishing.
In the meantime, download her short story 'Without A Heartbeat' on Smashwords. Then come back and review it on Goodreads!