Sunday, January 4, 2015

Guardian by Natasha Deen

GuardianBook Description:
For seventeen-year-old Maggie Johnson, transitioning the dead isn't hard. What's tough is surviving the insults and pranks of Serge Popov, high school thug and the dumbest jock to ever set foot in Dead Falls, Alberta. When she finds him dead and later discovers his spirit trapped in her room, she figures it's a case of divine justice. Let the jerk rot for eternity, bound to an earthly prison. But someone - or something - has a different agenda. If Maggie doesn't help Serge cross over, she'll die at the hands of the otherworldly entity that's taken an interest in the dead bully. As she digs into the circumstances of Serge's murder, she'll uncover the secrets hidden by the world of the living and the wonders revealed by cities of the dead - if her investigation doesn't kill her first.
My Thoughts:
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  Maggie has always seen the dead and helped them go from confusion to the beyond.  Serge is the bane of her existence.  He strives to make her life complete and total misery.  When she finds his body, she thinks that is the end of her torment, but in reality it is just the beginning.  As a spirit, he is her constant companion, even if it is what neither of them wants.  She has to figure out who killed him and why, but that puts her in grave danger.
I really liked Maggie.  She is absolutely different from everyone around her and the guy she has been crushing on is at least a friend to start out.  I liked that aspect.  It wasn't like she was just crushing on some random guy but it was a friend that she just wanted to be more.  I absolutely disliked Serge in the start but watching his story unfold was an eye-opening experience.  The secondary characters were great.  Maggie's dad, his girlfriend, Maggie's best friend, and many others just made the story.  I wasn't expecting the twists this story took and am ready to read more!
This was a 4/5 for me.  I cannot wait to read the next book in this series to see what happens with these characters.
Thank you to the author for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

**Contains adult content/language**


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