Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Marked (Soul Guardian #1) by Kim Richardson
Publish Date: March 18, 2011
I got stuck in an airport last weekend, so I downloaded several free books on my Nook. I sometimes like to live dangerously!
So basically, Kara dies and becomes a guardian angel. She's partnered with David, who's been a GA for quite awhile.
The things I liked about the story:
1 - BAM! The main character dies immediately. The story starts out amazingly.
2 - the elevators in Horizon (level of Heaven) are run by primates. Kind of nasty primates. Funny.
3 - guardian angels aren't all perfect and beautiful. They look just like they did in life. Maybe wrinkly, maybe fat, maybe scarred.
4 - the story has an excellent premise
The things I didn't like about the story:
1 - the author seemed to obsess over description. Once described, stop. We get that David is handsome.
2 - the characters were under developed. I wanted to get a bit more about them. For instance, the whole thing with David and the other angel fighting all the time - there had to be more than what we heard about - it wasn't enough.
3 - David's reaction to Kara and the demons seemed out of place for his character
The story is basically good. I like the idea, but think that a good editor and publisher would really put this one out there for a lot more people. This is an entire series, but I don't think I'll read the rest. There were points that were developed really well and the action was fast-paced and then the next part would be slow moving and confusing. It has great potential!
Posted by Dawn at 8/01/2012