Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Blood Guard by Carter Roy, Book Review

General Information
Genre~ Children's lit, Sci-Fi
Publisher~ Two Lions
Published~ March 4, 2014

Book Summary (Per Goodreads)
When thirteen-year-old Ronan Truelove's seemingly ordinary mom snatches him from school, then sets off on a high speed car chase, Ronan is shocked. His quiet, nerdy dad has been kidnapped? And the kidnappers are after him, too? His mom, he quickly learns, is anything but ordinary. In fact, she's a member of an ancient order of knights, the Blood Guard, a sword-wielding secret society sworn to protect the Pure—thirty-six noble souls whose safety is crucial if the world as we know it is to survive. Now all those after-school activities—gymnastics, judo, survival training—she made him take, make sense. For suddenly Ronan is swept up in a sometimes funny, sometimes scary, but always thrilling adventure—dashing from one danger to the next, using his wits to escape the Bend Sinister, a posse of evil doers with strange powers. Falling in with two unlikely companions, Greta, a scrappy, strong-willed girl he's never much liked and Jack, a devil-may-care teenage pickpocket, Ronan is left with only his wits and his mom's last words of advice: Trust no one. That's a lot for an ordinary kid to deal with. But then again, maybe Ronan's not ordinary at all.

My Thoughts
Some similarities to the worlds of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, but plenty of differences as well. For those that enjoy the adventure and worlds of good v. evil, the magic and mystical, battles and more I would recommend reading this review and checking this author out!

Action packed, witty banter, sarcasm, friendship and more make this story a non-stop adventure that I enjoyed greatly.  The idea of a Pure and the connection to souls is fascinating.  I loved the idea that you can't share with that person that they are pure or it ruins it.  The second-guessing  and uncertainty that Ronan demonstrates endeared him to me immediately.  I love the loops in this and explanations of the different characters.  Let me just say..the identity of the Head...mind blown.  CR gave us a new set of characters, world and mission that I can't wait to learn more about in the next book.

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Disclaimer~ I received this book in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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