Series: The Guardians Trilogy #2
Published by Berkley on June 14th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Paranormal
FINAL DECISION: I enjoyed this book but it felt like the middle book it is. It is dependent upon knowing what happened in the first book including the relationships which developed there and in the end the story feels incomplete because there is another book left to go.
THE STORY: This book begins right after the events of Book 1 of the Trilogy. After acquiring the first star in their quest, the band of six have moved on to the search for the second star. Annika, the mermaid, has a special role to play here in the search for the water star. Granted legs for only a few months, Annika enjoys her life on land and her flirtation with Sawyer King. Sawyer is the traveler with control of a compass which can take one through space and time. Sawyer is attracted to Annika but worries about getting involved with the lovely mermaid who will only be on land for such a short time. As Sawyer and Annika along with their friends search for the star, danger lurks with the reappearance of their enemy. She has a new minion to threaten the six as the danger increases.
OPINION: I really wanted to like this book. I had been looking forward to the story of the mermaid because it had ready made angst involved since she was only given legs for a limited amount of time. What disappointed me most in this book was the resolution or lack thereof of that impediment. I have hopes that the issues might yet be resolved in the final book, but as a story, I was disappointed in the poor version of a happy ending that Annika and Sawyer have to endure.
I also thought that their romance was given short shrift here. The romance seemed expected and neither fought too hard. The drama in the story came from the plot regarding the stars.
On the other hand, I thought that this was a good continuation of the first book in the series and set up the final book in a way that made me highly anticipate it. The story was action packed and I love the relationship that has developed between the six. The book would have been more highly rated by me except for my disappointment with the resolution of Annika and Sawyer’s story.
WORTH MENTIONING: I want to read the final book about the immortal and the werewolf more than I wanted to read this one.
CONNECTED BOOKS: BAY OF SIGHS is the second book in the Guardians Trilogy. This book relies heavily on having read the first book in the series.
STAR RATING: I give this book 3 stars.