Title: Guardian (Halflings #2)
Author: Heather Burch
Publication date: October 9, 2012
Genre(s): Young Adult (Paranormal)
I was so excited when I got my copy of Guardian, because I loved the first book in the Halflings trilogy. The main protagonist, Nikki, was portrayed as a strong character in the first book. Having a black belt in karate, she was the kind of girl who knew how to fight with no help from people, and I really liked that about her. In this book, things were kind of different. Nikki felt like she was weak. She always needed one of her guardian angels to come and protect her from the problem at hand, and that pissed me off. For me, I am kind of the forgetful person, so I liked that Heather refreshed our memories about the characters in the book. Usually, I hate it when author's don't do that, especially in the sequel.
We meet Mace, Raven, and Vine again, along with all the other guardian angels that we have met before. We also meet some new characters, but I had hoped that they had a bigger part in the book to spice things up, you know? Even though that didn't happen, I'm glad that Heather Burch gave me a good dose of action in the book. The writing style was good, and the flow of the story was really easy and fun. Unfortunately, I'm going to get to the part that made me dislike the book. The romance. It killed me, and it pissed me, and honestly, I kind of hated Nikki for what she was doing. I don't want to write any spoilers, but I kind of felt like she was turning into a MAJOR player. Jumping from one guy to the other. One day she's in love with this guy, the other day she's in love the with other guy. I mean really? Can't she choose ONE of them? It really got on my nerves, and maybe that's the major problem I had with the book.
What makes a book a better one? An unexpected and shocking ending. That's what Guardian gave me. The ending really shocked me, and left me mouth hanging. (Is that how you say it? huh) Anyways, I kind of thought it would turn out that way, but I said that that would be impossible! But it happened! So, I really cannot wait for the third and last book, Avenger, to come out! I do hope that Nikki will settle with one guy, and she games up her strong personality.