Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Guardian of Bastet Review

Book Info:

Author: Jacqueline M. Battisti
Publication Date: August 20, 2012
Publisher: Carina Press


Cat-shifter Trinity Morrigan-Caine has discovered a demon is killing supernaturals. Magically challenged, she has every intention of letting handsome Alpha werewolf Gordon Barnes handle it. But after a dying vampire gifts Trinity a mystical amulet, she is drawn into the fray as the legendary Guardian of Bastet, a warrior born when the need arises.

Though Trinity initially rejects the role, she warms to the idea when Gordon agrees to train her—and their passion for each other grows as he teaches her to embrace her animal instincts.

As she begins to accept her destiny and believe in her growing powers, Trinity realizes the danger is even closer to home than she ever imagined—and she and Gordon are going to have to face the demon in a fight to the death..

My Thoughts:

The Guardian of Bastet was a ton of fun! Trinity is a really spunky, outspoken heroine whose flaws only make her more entertaining. I also really enjoyed the politics of the Genesee Valley Society of Others. The mix of witches, shifters, necromancers, sorcerers and even the neighbourhood vampire makes for some interesting interactions. I enjoyed the hints of elitism and racism that come through from some of the characters.

The story moves along fairly well, with things definitely picking up speed in the second half. And there is definitely a lot of excitement going on in Rocester!

Like I said above, Trinity is a likeable, feisty heroine who's not afraid to say what's on her mind. I also love how she was not a static character, but instead had to do some growing up as she takes on her role as the Guardian of Bastet. On occasion she did annoy me a little, either when she said something particularly rude or when she did a bit too much "thinking with her hormones." But overall, I'm definitely a fan of this kick-ass herione. Gordon was a likeable love interest, though perhaps not my style. I felt their romance was a bit rushed, but I do appreciate Gordon's protectiveness. I can definitely see some struggles for dominance coming up with this relationship!

Overall, The Guardian of Bastet was a fun read with a fun, feisty heroine and lots of excitement.

Please note that The Guardian of Bastet contains adult content and is not suitable for young adult readers.

On the Cover:

I like the cover, but I don't feel like it's very memorable.

Rating: 4 hearts

Source: I received an ecopy in exchange for an honest review.

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