The Patronus: Book One
Goodreads Description: Lucy Donovan was supposed to have a weekend of fun in the sun, celebrating her upcoming graduation from college. In a split second, everything changed. A drunk driver ended Lucy’s mortal life.Review:
Lucy opens her eyes to a world she never imagined possible and a new destiny: as a Patronus, a guardian of spirits. Adjusting to her new role and abilities while negotiating this confusing realm will test her limits and push her further than she ever dreamed she would go. From wayward spirits who don’t want her help to soul stealing vampires, and even a stuck-up British royal, Lucy must brave them all to save one spirit she can’t bear to lose.
Further complicating her life is an inexplicable yet growing connection she feels to a member of her team, Max, whose mysterious behavior leaves her both confused and intrigued.
Waking up dead was just the beginning of her problems. Lucy’s death is about to become the greatest adventure of her life.
“Awaken” by Sarah Ross started off with a bang and did not let up. I finished this book in one sitting. Sarah took the theme of “Angels” and turned it upside down! I for one, loved every second of it!
The premise for the Guardians was imaginative and original. I adored not know what was going to happen next. Sarah kept me on my toes the entire time. I have been extremely blessed with the last couple of books that I have had the pleasure to review; it seems a new crop of original thinking authors are on the rise and veering away from the paint-by-number plot lines that are dominating the Young Adult genre.
Our protagonist Lucy is fierce and unrelenting in her new role as a Guardian. She has an unstoppable perseverance that makes her character respectable and honorable. The others characters are equally lovable and add some comic relief along this more than dangerous journey. Each person involved in this tale of love, loss and adventure are equally important and I found myself growing attached to each of them.
Now how can I write about this extraordinary story without mentioning the insatiable desire that our Lucy has found in Max? It is clear from the beginning that there is something special about this pair that makes this a love story that dreams are made of.
I give this debut novel 5 stars. Its nonstop, action packed adventure makes this a book that you will not be able to lay down. I promise you will not be disappointed!
P.S. I will admit that I cried at one point in this story. I am not exaggerating when I say that it takes a hell of an author to get that reaction out of me! Sarah Ross is one talented lady!