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Guardians: The Girl (The Guardians Series, Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Lola StVil
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*****OVER 550 FIVE STAR REVIEW******

"Marcus, choose me. Choose the path that is perilous and leads to certain annihilation because it’s also the path that leads to me. They can’t understand that we are powerless to stop what we have for each other. But we know. We know that if we don’t bend to the will of this love, it will break us..."

Lola StVil is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author living in California. Below is her Guardians Series In Order:

Book 1: The Girl
Book 2: The Fallout
Book 3: The Turn
Book 4: The Triplex
Book 5: The Quo
Book 5 (Part 2) : The Lyris
Book 6 : The Shoma
Book 6 (Part 2): The Nycren

Also:
Guardians: Short Stories From Book 1
Guardians: Short Stories From Book 5


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About the Author

Lola StVil is a Haitian born writer and actress. She lives in Hollywood and welcomes online interaction with readers.

Product Details

  • File Size: 4736 KB
  • Print Length: 313 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006VRXR42
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #754 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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370 of 402 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A Real Review of "The Girl" July 27, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I purchased this book for my kindle and thought I was getting a great read. At first glance the quick summary offers the reader a glimpse into Lola's world of Angels and how they are supposed to help save the world with the help of their "clue", Emerson Baxter. (Emmy for short) When I first started reading I did not enjoy or like the way the author wrote but that was purely personal preference so I did NOT hold that against her and kept reading. As I continued reading Lola's theory's and ideas behind her Angels and her "Guardians", I enjoyed it immensely, however as I continued I realized her main character is the girl in school that you almost feel sorry for and then realize she is a back stabbing bit%$. She's a 15 year old girl who spent half the book complaining and crying and you just wanted to tell her yourself to grow the F@#% up. In addition to that she immediately fell in love with the main Angel Marcus, (still nothing crazy here) but Marcus completely ignored her and did not come across as feeling the same way until you read his version of the story (which was about 40% of the way through the book) and he just immediately falls in love with her at first glance, just like that. Eventually he tells her he loves her but he can't be with her because he already has a girlfriend, I get the emotions the Author was trying to get across but trust me it does NOT work, you end up feeling sorry for the girlfriend (who starts to get portrayed as a "bad" person/Angel) and you get mad at Emmy for being that girl who steals away boyfriends. Not only that but the book is about how Emmy is supposed to save the world and throughout most of the book it's her crying, UM HELLO BIGGER PICTURE HERE!!! Read more ›
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146 of 159 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Luckily I got this for free December 29, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
When I downloaded this book to my Kindle I was expecting a girl who was unsure but would step up and be ready to save the world. What I got was a girl who cried for more than half the book and it was mostly because she was in love with someone else's boyfriend. At the beginning I was slightly irritated with Emmy more due to the fact that she was like "I'm a loser and I'll be this way for all my life and poor pitiful me." That is the impression I received from her so I really wanted her to be the kind of character to shake it off and be a badass chick. That happened maybe three times when she would stand up for something other than her nonexistent relationship with Marcus. This was from her POV the first 40% of the book or so.
I will definitely admit to enjoying her version and explanation of Heaven and Hell. It was unique and intriguing along with all the rules that went along with it. However this and the Save the World mission seemed unimportant because Emmy was constantly focused on Marcus. Love at first sight and obsession followed soon after. This is when I started to like her character even less than I did to begin with. They are all supposed to find this map and the thing that everyone is focused on is her and Marcus. He has a girlfriend who is a warrior-esque Guardian and that seems to just not filter into her brain for reasons unknown. Not only that but Marcus is a character that is unlikable at the very beginning and through to the end. We get to see from his POV and he's just as stupid as she is.
I love you ever since I first saw you, but I made a promise to be with my girlfriend. So I still love you but I can't be with you; although I will gaze at you from afar and act like a jealous boyfriend. The author also makes Ameana seem like the "angel" of the group.
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66 of 82 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
So I've been having an Angel detox for 3 months. I've read so many in the last year that I couldn't stomach much more God vs. Satan, Fallen Angels, White Angels, Good versus Evil Etc. I started one more, a traditionally published popular one at that, and I couldn't take it. Same old, same old. I had to put it away and start another paranormal genre.

So when I started Guardians I had middling expectations. However, what I read, even in the first few pages was the biggest shocking wow I've experienced in a long while. Guardians is an amazing read!

The story is complete in the following ways. There are great fun characters. There's a hormonally emotional teen girl at the centre. The gimmicks of snaps, ports, samson string, holders, and runners are well planned. The lore and dictionary of angel terms is so different and new to anything I've ever read. The dialogue is quick-witted and unique and the romance isn't anything I expected at all. This is a book that has been thoroughly planned, right down to the tiny intricate details and my hat goes off to Lola for it, she's written something exceptional.

At the end of Part 1, I absolutely felt my heart go out to Emmy. She's 15 and so obsessively in love. We all remember what that was like, right? I remember being completely nuts about a guy and I cycled for 2 miles to go past his house every night just to see if he was in! Hmm! Anyway!

Emmy can never have what she wants. And there's the twist. She doesn't get it entirely and her life becomes unbearable. The pure emotions that pour out of this girl are heart breaking and nothing can change what has happened. In addition, she's not only responsible for saving the world but a possible conduit to ending it also. Pressure!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars ... it in 2 days could not put it down great
read it in 2 days could not put it down great series
Published 13 hours ago by Beth B Taylor
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
I like the basis of this story, the time old war of good versus evil. Thank goodness LIGHT wins out in the end. That shows why we have a awesome GOD
Published 2 days ago by greg brammer
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the series
I downloaded the first book not knowing it was a series but after the first I was hooked!!! Love the storyline and the characters. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Sheila Hopkins
3.0 out of 5 stars Good story - terrible editing. Something has to give.
Well, to say the least this book has a great story but that's about it. I enjoyed the characters telling their story and the book does move along at a good pace. Read more
Published 5 days ago by RT Annie
5.0 out of 5 stars A definite MUST READ
This story is a very captivating story. Angels, demons, humans without a clue-supernatural at it's best! Read more
Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive
These books are addictive! I have blown my book budget because I can't wait to read the next one. You get sucked into the characters and root for them while you also get mad at... Read more
Published 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Angels and demons
Wow what a good book. I am so excited to read the second in the series. A true page turner. Most definitely not for the conservative Christian but for those of us that are a bit... Read more
Published 10 days ago by calista barrios
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great read, love this author.
Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
best book ever
Published 11 days ago by crissy
3.0 out of 5 stars Guardians
Like the series but I will not finish it. I just can't get through all the grammatical errors. Sorry.
Published 18 days ago by Candace Madrid
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Lola StVil is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author living in California. She enjoys spending time with her family and staying in touch with her readers.

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I changed covers the latest one felt more fitting.
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