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My thoughts after finishing this book...
fast paced...intense...magical...mystical...utterly and fantastically spellbinding!!!
Leeowyn ...is a young girl living with her single mom in Florida. She has never known her father. Suddenly...out of nowhere...literally... her father's brother comes to claim her for a part of every year.
She begins spending every winter at the home of her uncle and her grandmother. Every summer she returns to the beach and her mother. She does this for four winters. She hates the time away from the beach and her mother but accepts her life with her uncle and grandmother. There are hints about her future but Lee is never really told anything about why she is there. She is led to believe that she will be told about everything when she turns 18.
Mystery surrounds her life at her father's home. She has a stern strong grandmother, her Uncle Cyle, a friend named Peach and no answers. She doesn't even know where they live. She has tutors who are a bit odd and everyone is trying to determine if she is "ready".
Leowyn has dreams, unrest, and disturbing thoughts but again no real answers to what is happening to her life.
She first meets a boy named Alex while she is with her mother and he hints at the secrets of her life but tells her that he is strictly forbidden to reveal them.
While at her uncle's house she sees Alex there and he alone finally reveals a piece of her history to her...Leeowyn does not really believe him.
Finally her uncle begins to tell her about her father and her legacy. She is believed to be a very strong Guardian....perhaps the only one who can save all of the Realms from destruction.
Now to the Realms...there are seven of them...including Earth...and the heads of the realms are all trying to get Lee to save them...apparently she can only save one.
And of course...Lee has tons of unharnessed power...uncharted power and it is going to be up to her to learn how to use it...to channel her power and to prepare for visits from the leaders of the Realms. They will challenge her with tests that she must pass. Everyone needs to be certain that she is the one.
It is definitely fascinating to watch Leeowyn try out her powers. She is bit of a sarcastic character but that only makes her more delightful. She is tentative and unsure of herself in the beginning but as she learns more and more about her fate she grows in strength and courage. She survives tragedy...unspeakable tragedy and rises to her role as the ultimate Guardian.
This book cries out for sequel or trilogy. It stopped where I didn't want it to stop.
I truly loved every chapter of this book. I loved the way the story unwound...there were dreams and flashbacks and lots of events to puzzle over...I am now a huge fan of Mary Parker and Leeowyn!!!
The characters were all unique and memorable. Cyle was very closed off, yet mourned in private. Alex was a teenager that showed unusual interest in Lee. Peach was always bursting with energy and became a close friend. I didn't really understand why she didn't have any friends at home though.
The concept was interesting and well plotted. The mystery of the story slowly unfolded as the book progressed.
I wished there was more romance in this book. The author added a hint of romance with Alex, but nothing of significance. Eighteen year old girls always have guys on the brain.
Overall, I enjoyed this book and made my way through it in just one evening. If you like magic and mystery, then this book is for you. I am interested as to what will happen in the sequel that will come eventually.
I give this book four glittery stars for it's ability to keep me entertained:)
When we first meet Leeowyn aka Lee, she is a 14 year old girl living with her single mom in Florida. She has never really known her dad because her mom took her and left at a very early age. They never talk about him. Then one day her Uncle Cycle (her dad's brother) shows up and tells her that he wants her to spend the winters at his house with him and her grandmother. While she finds this strange she lives with him during the winter for the next four years.
Every year she knows things are somewhat off and everyone acts strange but she just can't put her finger on it. Then when she is about to turn 18 her boyfriend Alex shows up at her Uncle's and stays there. Lee's best friend Peach and her Uncle are not happy to see Alex. When he tells Lee what is really going on Peach just comes along and erases her memory of anything that he has told her. You see Lee is a very powerful guardian and will become the guardian of the realms when she turns 18. On her 18th birthday is when everything starts getting really interesting and fun. She has no idea that she will soon be the only one that can save the realms from a very powerful evil.
I loved the plot and the characters so much. This was a well written story with so many twists and turns that I couldn't keep up. I read every chance I got and didn't want to put it down when I had to. I loved the ending and the answer that Lee gave. I am truly excited to find out what happens next!
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