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In the beginning, Lee is a normal teenager, coping with normal problems, then, gradually, she starts to evolve and uncover little by little the uncommon truth of her destiny. At the same time the story changes into one full of originality and unexpected turns.
Even if she isn't ready for what's out there, she takes her role seriously, without losing a single drop of her charisma, or her teenage sense of humor.
The stakes are very high and you have to play it hard not only for the Earth's destiny but also for all the Realms that are involved. But the author is careful to remove all that stress by introducing some of Lee's funny and sarcastic moments every now and then.
"Don't worry about making the wrong decision; it's just the rest of your life. And the fate of the universe."
"With great power comes great responsibility," I whispered. Cyle looked at me quizzically. "Spider-man," I said. Cyle still looked a bit confused.
Smart and sharp, Lee is capable of standing her ground in front of all the challenges the destiny throws in her face.. and also, she's ready for the relationship starts to take shape.
"Alex was looking at me with his sky blue eyes and flickers of light danced across the surface of his skin, miniature suns illuminating miniatures worlds in the universe that was Alex."
Every second character has a defined purpose. They're all attractive, capable of capturing your heart and have their own history. My favorite is Rodrick, her teacher and her uncle's friend. I'd love to see more of him in the next installment. Another character I like is Bethany. I want her to have a chance.
"I'll be back before you know it." That was the last time anyone saw her. Bethany Blake had always been like that; running toward danger with a laugh and a smile. She never showed fear.
The girl in the window raised her hand. A glowing, white pearl pendant hung around her throat. I think she nodded at me, and smiled. A cloud passed over the moon, bathing and my window in darkness; and she was gone.
I'm totally OK with the author's new twists - I have some personal gessings - regarding the evil (or not so evil?) character. I'm really curious what's expecting him next, because nothing is what it seems.
I also like the changing in nature and the atmosphere in Lee's new home. These aspects are very important in her findings, almost like another character in the story.
When the action starts, all things happen realy smooth but fast, every paragraph hides a new and important information. You have to stay tuned to get them all. And in the end you'll be gasping for more!
"There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in our philosophy, Cyle."
"You didn't see Haven, Cyle. I did." A haunted look clouded Rodrick's eyes as the memories rolled over his soul."
During the winter months she lives with her Grandmother and uncle and studies in the vast library. She befriends a girl named Peach and meets a boy named Alex, a potential romantic interest, but interspersed with the sameness of daily life, Leeowyn has nightmares about a dead girl holding a raven, and she's convinced the girl is trying to tell her something important. It is only on her eighteenth birthday that she discovers why everyone in her uncle's house has been so secretive: Leeowyn is actually a Guardian and she is about to "awaken," or come into her powers. And her duty as a Guardian is to save the world, actually worlds, from the evil Ruok. This startling news and what follows makes for a truly fast-paced, page-turning read, as Lee realizes that she faces a truly difficult decision.
Although the story feels familiar, I found the characters to be engaging and likeable. Leeowyn feels like a real teen with real teen problems, not the least of which is how to handle her growing attraction to Alex. Her uncle Cyle and tutor Rodrick add a sinister air to the story, as the chapters alternate between Lee's first person voice and the other characters' third person point of view. There is clearly something going on that Lee is unaware of, although her recurring nightmares and her friends' odd behavior should be enough to tip her off that everyone is keeping secrets from her. My only complaint with the story is Leeowyn's use of pop culture references, which for some reason pulled me out of the fantasy world I wanted to stay in (although I understand why she did it.)
The book is short and the ending abrupt, and I'm sure I'm not the only reader who got to the last page only to cry "What? That's the end?" I immediately wanted to start the second book, which I hope Ms. Parker is hard at work on.
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