My rating: ❤❤❤❤❤of 5!
Book #4 in the amazing book series where the author has managed to breathe new life into this very old biblical legend of the four Horsemen. If you haven’t already read the first books, Legacy, Bound & Hunted, I would strongly recommend doing so, before moving on to this one.
Guardians pick up exactly where Hunted left Vee and her four Pony Boys:
Heath aka Death
Ewan aka Pestilence
Joss aka Famine
Xander aka War
The plot thickens and the bodies are beginning to pile up and it all seem to be connected to Vee. Now that things have gotten personal, Vee isn’t handling things all that great. She’s feeling like a failure because she’s not at full power yet and thus, she feels like she’s letting the Pony Boys down. On top of that, she can’t seem to shake the distressing feeling that maybe the Fae was right, what if she is dangerous?
Desperate times call for desperate measures, or so Vee thinks. So, she asks Joss to strip her of all her human emotions, convinced that the lack of her humanity will make her stronger. However, this could end up harming them. If Joss does as Vee asks, what will happen to their bond? Will the Pony Boys’ Vee then get lost, to make room for a power machine?
The story keeps getting more and more complex and there’s confusion, anxiety, hurt and doubt within the ranks. But this doesn’t stop the pull each of the Pony Boys feel towards Vee and we do get to see more interactions between Vee and her guys.
As a reader, I find it hard to fully trust Vee. She seems to go from kick-ass mode till insecure in mere seconds. Is that due to circumstances? Is there something more sinister going on inside her, that we don’t know about yet? Why has there never been a fifth before? Why now? Is she their saving grace or their Achilles heel?
We all know those books that completely draw you in, twist you around, just to spit you back out with those cruel words “to be continued” – that is this book in a nut shell, and I absolutely loved every minute of the 5 hours spend squeezing my tablet, whilst ploughing through this book.
Readers be warned: this book contains a major cliff hanger that won’t be revealed until book #5 which, as a Horseman addict, I’m not happy about but with the books being released almost monthly, I’m sure I’ll survive.
Full disclosure: the book contains steamy content but I think LJ Swallow manages to walk the line and keep it from being sleazy. The sex scenes are well written and suit the moments, it doesn’t seem forced and the words are well chosen.
Have you read this book or anything like it? Comment and let me know.