eBook, 279 pages
Published May 12th 2012
Source: Author, for the purpose of an honest review
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Guardian’s of the Race series Book 1
Best read in order- yes
What a great start to a series! There are so many great things about this book that I don’t know if I can adequately put them into words. From the first sentence you are swept into a world of vampires, witches and demons. As the world unfolds for Grace, an unemployed empath, we learn about the Paenitentia and their role in protecting humans from demons. I really loved Canaan, the Liege Lord. He makes some mistakes but he is always quick to rectify them and doesn’t hide from his feelings for Grace.
I loved how Rhodes gave a new perspective of vampires and witches. She has created a whole new background and society for them that is different from anything I have read before. There were points in the story that a lot of background was given and it did slow the pacing some but it was necessary to the world-building.
There were a few confusing moments when the point of view would change from paragraph to paragraph but that didn’t happen all that often and I was able to find my way back into the story quickly. I also was occasionally confused about the passage of time. Sometimes days or weeks would pass but that was not fully explained and it made for some confusing moments.
Overall I really loved it. The secondary characters were fantastic! There is so much that can be done with this series that I am very excited to read the rest of it. Rhodes did leave quite a few ends dangling at the end of this books so that is a little frustrating but I know that the next book is out and I am sure it will tie a few of those threads up.