Author: Heather Frost
Publish Date: October 2011
Publisher: Cedar Fort
For Kate Bennet, surviving the car wreck that killed her parents means big changes and even bigger problems. As she begins to see auras and invisible people, Kate must learn to trust Patrick O'Donnell, a handsome Guardian, or risk her life being overrun with Demons. She soon realizes that both she and her heart are in big-time trouble. (From Goodreads)
Originally, it was the book cover that caught attention. Then the synopsis. It’s a terrible thing to judge a book by its cover but frankly with all the books out there; there needs to be a reason it stands out from the others on the shelf. The synopsis provides a fresh idea to a story. It’s not vampires or ghost or angels… well not quite. It’s auras and Guardians instead.
The characters are unique in themselves. Patrick is a gorgeous Irishman and Kate is a standard blond. Both have had major losses in life (in Patrick’s case death too) and both are unusually strong about putting up appearances that everything’s okay. While strong characters are a necessity, a few more realistic weaknesses would have been nice.
The plot is original. It doesn’t follow any of the standard cadences of a lot of today’s books. At the same time there isn’t anything stunning unique about it – typical boy meets girl type thing and it feels like you’ve read that dance someone else before. It could be a lot stronger.
Overall it isn’t a bad book. It’s a very easy read, and in the franchise of boy meets girl books it’s pretty typical if you like that sort of thing. While I’m not interested in reading it again, I would probably recommend it to friends that need something easy, light and fluffy to read.