Thursday, 14 November 2013

The Sentinel by Holly Martin

What they say:

When Eve is rescued from a horrific coach crash by her teachers, she is shocked to discover they possess super strength and speed. But what happens next is even more harrowing. 
In the aftermath of the crash she discovers that everyone in her life from neighbours, doctors, dentists, teachers, shop keepers and even her family and friends are actually super strength Guardians sent to protect her. They all have one thing in common, a single minded ferocity that she must be kept alive at all costs. 

However, she is surrounded by secrets and lies. Those in the know deny all knowledge of what happened that fateful night. Everyone else carries on as normal, seemingly unaware of the new strange world that she has stumbled against. With the help of Seth, her best friend, Eve discovers the prophecies surrounding her true identity and the super strength she too holds. With her Guardians pledged to protect her, her closest friends ready to die for her, her own hopes and dreams are put on hold whilst she battles to control the amazing powers she has been bestowed with. 

But those that seek to destroy her move ever closer. Will the Guardians be enough to protect her when so many are prepared to stop at nothing to see her dead? And will she be strong enough to fulfil her destiny when the time comes? 

A fast paced fantasy adventure for young adults. With high speed car chases, airborne fights, amazing stunts and super powered beings, this is a story of loyalty, friendship and love.

What I say:
I had seen so many reviews from bloggers about how wonderful this book was, I just had to read it.  Wow, I absolutely adored this book and really didn't want it to end.

Holly Martin dragged me in from page one with the coach crash and Eve not letting her friend die, this gripped me, would we all do the same?  Where did Eve get her strength from and why where her teachers only interested in her survival? 

Eve goes on to discover her life isn't as it seems, her teachers, her friends and almost everyone she knows are actually her guardians assigned to protect her, she also finds out that not everyone is there to protect her.  She never realised the reasons behind her fathers strict rules was to 'train' to save the world that had prophesied. The story is gripping with plenty of twists and turns, but isn't confusing.   I don't want to go into too much detail as this would spoil an amazing book for anyone that hasn't read it yet. 

I loved Holly's writing style and the characters in the book come alive.  From Seth, Eve's best friend, Eli the head of Eve's personal guard and the bond she shares with Lucas.  I really didn't want this book to end and can't wait for the story to continue.

A definite 5 out of 5 stars for me.

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