Saturday, March 16, 2013

Book review: "Adept" by Jolea M. Harrison

Adept (Guardians of the World, #7)Adept by Jolea M. Harrison

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book Info: Genre: Science Fantasy
Reading Level: Older Young Adults (16+)
Recommended for: Those who enjoy darker stories
Trigger Warnings: Murder, fighting, violence

My Thoughts: Those who survived the first six books are now back on Cobalt and cleaning up the mess, as best they can.

This book just exhausted me. I swear I was screaming at it in frustration every 15 minutes or so. The bad guys just kept coming and coming, and nothing ever stopped them. It was... well, as I said, exhausting! However, it was a very engaging book. Marc and Dain, especially, grow a lot as characters in this book, and Marc really comes into his own.

I'm not really sure what to say about the book. This is a series where you have to really read the whole series in order to follow what's going on, and even then this book has a couple of really confusing sections. There is one section with Marc that I read and re-read and still had no idea what was going on. I just kept saying, “What?? What? What is going on here??” There are mentions of events from very early in the series, so some of that I'd forgotten, since it's been a year since I read the early part of the series. I really do recommend that the best way to read this series is as a whole, all together, one after another.

The final book, King, has been released early, and I'll hopefully have time to read that next, but I have to pause in my reviewing here to do another pass on an editing job. If I don't have time this week to read King, I'll make a concerted effort at the end of next week. At any rate, expect that review as soon as I'm able to provide it. Meantime, series info is below, and a giveaway is scheduled for next week.

Series Information: Adept is the 7th book in the Guardians of the Word series.
Book 1: Chosen, released in 2011, reviewed August 2011, review linked here where formatting allowed.
Book 2: Myth, released 2011, reviewed August 2012, review linked here where formatting allowed.
Book 3: Telepath, released 2012, reviewed August 2012, review linked here where formatting allowed.
Book 4: Legend, released 2012, reviewed August 2012, review linked here where formatting allowed.
Book 5: Union, released 2012, reviewed August 2012, review linked here where formatting allowed.
Book 6: Seer, released 2012, reviewed March 2013, review linked here where formatting allowed.
Book 8: King, released March 2013, to be reviewed
Please note: On March 18, I'll be holding a giveaway on my blog for all 8 books, plus a grand-prize winner will also receive a $25 gift certificate. So watch for that!

Disclosure: I received a copy of this e-book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Synopsis: It isn’t so easy to kill a telepath. Or contain him. Those that must hold absolute evil shielded from the world, fight to restore tenuous balance against a force they can no longer control.

Reality mingles with chaos that beats at the confines of its prison – eager for freedom. The thin veil that separates the world of death from the world of life starts to dissolve, shearing as though in a wind that no shield can hold. Those once dead live and those living struggle to survive against the perpetual night. Souls are taken and souls returned, but can they ever be the same, coming back from the land of the damned?

A 1000 year-old ghost tires of his duties and the Gods are weakening. 

The Heir Apparent carries the weight of worlds, holding onto the only things that will get him through; faith and love.

If the demon comes, if it breaches the barrier that has kept it from the world, will love be enough? Will anything?

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