Thursday, February 6, 2014

Ivory Guard by Natalie Herzer ~*~ Giveaway

Title: Ivory Guard
Series: The Guard Duet #1
Author: Natalie Herzer
Published: April 2015 (first published February 5th 2014)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Shelf: review
Rating: ★★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

Life will make you stumble

One peaceful afternoon Lillian finds two angels in her living room - wings and gloriole and all - telling her she is an Ivory. Half human and half angel she is born to fight for humankind and to guard the hellholes where the membrane between worlds is at its weakest.
She, an important warrior? Yeah, riiiight.

Life can make you fall

Raz might be an angel but he doesn’t do compassion. His job is to train her, to make her a leader and that’s what he will do. So Lillian will just have to suck it up when she discovers the deadly truth behind his words. When she does exactly that, he has to admit there’s more to the bookworm than he thought. Much more. But there’s one thing he shouldn’t forget – in his world feelings come with a price. Is he willing to pay?

Love will give you wings.

My Review:

This novel is very approachable and imaginative. Herzer’s writing style is very welcoming and draws you in from the beginning. Her vividly real descriptions place you firmly within the action of this fast paced tale while invoking many emotions. The author has developed a very solid history and mythology upon which her story is firmly built. I appreciate how she draws on religion and runs with it, making it her own. I also appreciate how Herzer presents it gradually rather than swamping you all at once. You learn along with the main character, getting to know the world and how it works bit by bit. She weaves this all together to create an entirely unique, completely seamless world for her readers to enjoy, yet it is one that you can plausibly see and understand.

Herzer has developed a cast of characters that you can easily relate to. I love how they think and talk like real people. There was more than once that I couldn’t help but laugh at the main character, thinking ‘I’d so do that’. Even the angels aren’t stuck in some long ago timewarp. I must say, however, that I never thought I’d laugh at God, but… Well, just read it. You’ll see. It’s brilliant. Through these characters she looks at coming of age in a very intriguing way without it being the sole focus of her tale.

As a whole this story was past paced and exciting yet still personal. Herzer throws you for some completely unexpected loops on this journey but it is a journey that I wouldn’t miss for anything and one that I can’t wait to continue.

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About the author:

I'm a 26 year-old author suffering from itchy feet which recently carried me to South Africa.

Much like my beloved travel bug, my love for words has always been there, but is thankfully a lot easier to satisfy. When I'm not off wandering my own imaginary worlds, I love to curl up on the couch and get lost in a good book.

Though I guess in the end books are just another form of traveling, seeing places and finding friends.
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  1. As a guard i would be determined to protect both humans and Angels - - similarly to the guard @ the Wall in Stardust!

    This sounds like such an intreguing concept and a facinating book!! Thanks for the giveaway x

  2. I would support my other guards while defending and protecting anyone who needs aide. I love paranormal fantasy and romance, and I really hope I win this book! Thank you for hosting the giveaway. :)

  3. I mostly read a lot of books, so I'd probably be their nerdy librarian, keeper of all the angel knowledge. :D

  4. I would try to be a good guard but since I am such a chicken I might run hide if trouble should abound. lol I just got into reading paranormal and found that I actually really love it so hope to win this one. Good luck to everyone. :)

  5. Thank you for this great giveaway.
    Since I am a protector to my family and close friends by nature, I think I would make a great guard. I race to defend those I love, and I think that would be my best position in a plot. And it would be nice to sweep some hottie off his feet in a romantic scene.

  6. Lol xD I'm not sure what I would do. Probably hide? xD I'm a big chicken :P though I do love reading about it xD that's probably why I read and not actually do all those things I read