Author: Liz Schulte
Series: The Guardian Trilogy
Genre: Paranormal & Urban Fantasy
Release Date: July 2012
Pages: 352 pages
About the Book:
Hearts break. Loved ones are lost. Life keeps moving.
Olivia Martin’s afterlife was more dangerous and confusing than her life ever was. She thought she was ready to come back, to forget about Holden and to let go of the rage consuming her. Fulfilling her destiny as a guardian was all that mattered—the past could stay hidden in the crevices of her mind. However, when guardians are murdered and the evidence points towards jinn, she has to do something. To save anyone’s future, Olivia will have to confront the one person from her past she is terrified to see.
Holden waited for Olivia with the hope he would see her one more time. But when she didn’t return, he found salvation in darkness. The black and twisted road made it easier to forget what he lost than to live with the memory of what he had. An unexpected promotion shoves him into a world of intoxicating power and influence. Holden will have to choose between his new life and the woman he thought was gone forever.
From the ashes of Secrets, Choices are born that will change everything.
I had already read Secrets, Book 1 of Liz Schulte’s Guardian Trilogy, and thoroughly enjoyed it, so I was very excited for the sequel. Choices definitely did not disappoint. The part I enjoyed the most was learning what it takes to be a guardian, right along with Olivia, and to watch her clumsy attempts at manipulating light and her heartfelt insights into the lives of those she is charged to help.
Not everyone in Olivia’s life is as admirable as she sees them. Look for at least one shocking reveal of someone from her past.
But the underlying thread of the whole book is the unresolved relationship between Olivia and Holden. Holden’s promotion has entrenched him firmly on the dark side, while Olivia’s choice has planted her firmly on the side of light. Now that she has made her decision, will they ever find each other? Will they even be allowed the relationship they both desired and do they both still want it? All the uncertainty makes for an awesome story line. I’d like to tell you it’s completely resolved by the end of the book. All I can tell you is you will get some answers, but for the rest, you’ll have to wait for Book 3, Consequences, coming in the fall of 2012.
My rating: 4 out of 5 angel kisses.
About the Author:
Many authors claim to have known their calling from a young age. Liz Schulte, however, didn’t always want to be an author. In fact, she had no clue. Liz wanted to be a veterinarian, then she wanted to be a lawyer, then she wanted to be a criminal profiler. In a valiant effort to keep from becoming Walter Mitty, Liz put pen to paper and began writing her first novel. It was at that moment she realized this is what she was meant to do. As a scribe she could be all of those things and so much more.
TM: What is your inspiration?