Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Blood Guard by Carter Roy

This review was written by: B
Received: Library
Publishing Date of Book: March 2014
Pages: 279
Stars: (5/5)

"When something matters enough to you," he promised, "you'll reach a make-or-break point where HEART comes in. THAT'S what pushes you to do the impossible."
-Mr. Entwhistle

Immediately after picking this book up from the library shelf, I fell in love with the idea of the Blood Guard. Evelyn Ronan Truelove was just a normal boy with an amount of extracurricular activities no one his age undoubtedly has had before. However, as Ronan said, "You don't care as much about being an outsider if you're always busy." This young man was swept quickly into the world that his mother has been engaged in since before his birth, the Blood Guard, an organization set up to protect the Pures that roam the earth. The Pures, those who naturally bring out the good in others, are the only things standing in the way of God flooding Earth again. If a sufficient amount of them die before they can be reincarnated quickly after their appointed death, the world plunges into darkness. Ronan is chased by the Bend Sinister, a group driven to capture and take the souls of the Pure so that they cannot live again.

This book was full of action from the first page, sending you into a story that no one could have spectacularly written but Carter Roy. Not only did this book tackle the action aspect that we all crave in books, but it also talked about finding yourself. Ronan is unsure of himself or if he is good enough to save or even protect anyone. He's just a boy after all. However, sometimes we must make our own decisions and believe in ourselves, like Ronan struggles to do. I always read my books wherever I am and found myself smiling while reading this book at the most inopportune times causing people to stare at me and wonder what in the world I'm laughing at. That's how much I loved this story! I believe that any fan of Percy Jackson will fall in love with this piece of work. They both drew me in with their quick wit, self worth, and action packed pages. Ronan Truelove was a fabulous character that I am so excited to read more about! 

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