Thursday, February 16, 2012

BOOK REVIEW - THE GUARDIAN'S WILDCHILD by FEATHER STONE



By: Feather Stone
Published By : Omnific Publishing
Released : Available Now
Details : Digital Book , 288 Pages

RATING : 4.5 SAM STARS!!
Book Blurb: Taken From Goodreads

The Guardian's Wildchild is a story that's unlike anything you've read before. It's not a typical romance story of starry eyed lovers in the throes of passion. No, Sidney Davenport and Captain Samaru Waterhouse are adversaries, at first.

Sidney Davenport is gifted in the paranormal, but carefully conceals her powers from the world. Even in the crises that threaten her life, she refuses to use her powers of telepathy, telekinesis, space/time travel. If her enemies discovered the truth of who she is, her Guardian people would be at risk. She calls upon her spirit guides, Seamus and Celeste, to guide her through a mine field of the insane - Madame and Captain Butchart.

But, God help Sidney, she can't deny her attraction to the man who has orders to perform her execution - the tall, dark eyed Captain Waterhouse. He's meticulous, disciplined and trusted by his ship's officers and naval seamen.
Captain Waterhouse is walking a fine line between his mother's Buddhist influence and a dark destructive path. He is about to scrap his higher morals to bust out of his hell. When a female prisoner is delivered to his ship, he has no idea she is capable of turning his disciplined life into a storm of unimaginable experiences. His prisoner's enemies, he discovers, are also the ones who hold his life in the palm of their hands.

The ending? Not a fairy tale ending here. But enough said.

Through stunning imagery, an intricate and adventurous plot, and a strong cast of characters, Feather Stone gives readers a fast paced story woven with murder and magic.

BOOK REVIEW:

I absolutely loved ‘The Guardian’s Wild Child by debut author Feather Stone. I love the author's name!

This is a book I wouldn’t normally read, and I am glad I did. Sometimes in life you get drawn towards things and I think this book was one of them.

This book had me in a bit of a reading trance, where I just wanted to keep reading and reading. It is set in the future and the first few chapters take us in leaps of years to get to where we meet Samura Waterhouse. The first few chapters explain to the reader what has happened after the Quake of 2020 and the political thing that followed. There are certain people who are working towards claiming total power and anybody getting in their way will be swiftly eliminated. The Guardians know of the darkness the planet holds in its near future and some of them together with the underground try to stop the path that will be taken. I am trying very hard not to give away the story.

I am trying to wrap my head around how to write this review as there is a lot that goes on in this book, it all weaves together to bring an outcome that was different and I loved it.

The characters are not teenagers. They are men and women who have lost and also are trying to find. There are several messages in this book. Feather kept me so entertained. I loved the spiritual side of her story. It wasn’t boring it was very interesting and powerful. Feather really does make the reader think about our planets future.

Samura aka Sam is a stunning character. He has lost a great deal in his life. Sam’s wife was murdered, he knows that much and he believes it was somebody on the Naval Base, he just isn’t getting any cooperation from his seniors. He is trying to solve the mystery of why his wife was killed and who was involved.

The story is mainly set on the USS Nonnah.

Sidney Davenport lives on Hawk Island. You will not find it on any map. She is a wonderful character who has a Red Hawk named Celeste as her friend. We get painted a wonderful picture of her spirit guide Seamus and Greystone her mentor. They all help her in this book. She has a cheeky brother named Danik who helped get her into the pickle she has herself in.

Captain Samura Waterhouse and his crew use the Nonnah to get them to Acapulco and back retrieving the cargo for Admiral Garland. The Admiral has a hold over Sam, his two young boys. Sam must do as ordered and the Admiral will not harm his sons. The Nonnah is also used to take prisoners out to sea and execute them.

Enter Sidney who has found herself a prisoner on the USS Nonnah and awaiting execution by Captain Waterhouse, two bullets to the head. No blood spilt on US soil. What has Sidney found or done that has attracted this type of attention from Captain Butchart? Sam sets about trying to figure out why Captain Frank Butchart wants Sidney executed on her arrival on his ship.

This book was a wonderful surprise. Sam and Sidney are great characters. There are some wonderful sub characters, Lieutenant Lorna Paddles is one of them, she is cheeky, and a bit sassy. I loved her.

Thank goodness there is an author who gives us a realistic infirmary scene complete with catheter.

I’m going to be totally honest and say that I don’t think the book trailer does this book anywhere near the justice it deserves. Sorry. I understand the words of the trailer, I’m not sure what I am trying to add to the trailer, but, for starters Samura is Japanese.

This book has, betrayal, fearless characters, powerful messages, love, painful loss, some scenes are very gut wrenching, great sub characters, a strong storyline and telekinesis. I’m trying to figure out what genre to stick this book into as it has thriller aspects, clean romance, danger, murder, in the future, spiritual, political, powerful execution scenes, and it is a very clean book. You are never bored, the pages turn easily.

It’s a different read which will pull on your emotional strings in some scenes and leave you totally gasping in another, it has a very unexpected ending, a very powerful ending.

Michelle

2 comments:

  1. I still have to warm up to dystopia. For some reason this and science fiction goes beyond the level of my imagination lol

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    1. Hi Braine * waves*

      I love dystopia, this isn't really dystopia or scifi, it's romance and mystery and spiritual. I was very pleasantly surprised:D

      MIchelle

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