There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. I have to admit, I thought keep that word in mind reading this book would be a challenge for me. I have never read YA Fantasy, or any fantasy story. I am a romantic comedy kind of girl. But so many of my friends were talking about this book I thought, okay, let's give this a chance. You are in a speeding car, so to speak, going from adventure to adventure in an entire new world created by the author, Holly Martin. Martin's mind must be an amazing place to be--for she created this whole fantasy world rich with layers, action, and intrigue.
It's a book that is hard to put down, and you are left wanting more at the end. What is this fast paced YA story? The Sentinel is the story of Eve, who is involved in a terrifying bus crash in the first page of the book. When Eve is rescued, her world is upended with the revelation that nothing in her life is as it seems.
She is, in fact, The Sentinel--the girl who has been created to save the world, and everyone around her--family, friends, teachers--is actually her Guardians who are designed to protect her, including her best friend, Seth. With this revelation, Eve's entire reality has changed. But there is no time to process it, as her life is threatened by those who want to kill her, those who do not share the beliefs of the Guardians. Now that the secret is out, Eve begins to learn to use her powers and learn her destiny Martin did a wonderful job of creating this world, and explaining to the reader the different groups and their powers and beliefs.
The action sequences were brilliantly written, and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to read them. There are lots of characters in this book, all drawn vividly and uniquely. And I cannot wait for the second book in the series to be released. Brilliant storytelling, fantastic heroine, and breathless action.
Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. By the crazy onslaught of 5 stars reviews, I'm sure whoever is reading this will be able to find quite a few reasons to buy this book. There's no point in me going over all the great things happening in this book, it's all been said, and for the most part I agree with them. But when I read reviews I like to see the good and the bad, because nothing's perfect right? So I'm just going to talk about the things that annoyed me with the book, and leave the upside for the many reviewers before me. I love romance, I love a little bit of it in every genre.
When everyone in this book started hooking up more or less though, it started feeling like a weird sorority drama, and not the suspense filled adventure book it was.
I swear the heroine was shooting high school level hormones at everyone around her which funny enough was more or less the explanation the book gave For me this took away from the book, it felt like I got tricked into reading a genre I didn't want. They introduce minor characters, tell us a bunch about them in two pages and then either forgets about them or forgets about them and then kills them off. We didn't meet her doctor and nurses for instance, I could of lived without so much on her teachers. I guess the author was either making her world more complex or setting us up for the sequel, but it was mostly annoying.
I didn't like the heroine as much as other people. I'm seriously waiting to see whose going to have to needlessly die before she stops acting so reckless. She actually tried to "force" him to forgive her. She definitely became more egotistical as the book progressed though it's not all her fault but as I'm all over egos, arrogance, and that ridiculously popular alpha personality, it's something I can't deal well with anymore, even in a girl, even if she feels guilty about it later. It's also the main thing that might keep me from buying the sequel, as I fear she can only get worse.
Most people seemed to enjoy this book way more than me, and even I with all my dislikes gave it 4 stars. It's definitely worth a read. If you dislike the things I dislike however, I wouldn't buy it unless it's on the cheap side I got it for free and while I don't regret reading it, I definitely would have if I paid more than 4 dollars on it - my personal ok kindle books limit.
Talk about having a great hook! This book draws you in and takes you for a teetering ride, fast paced and full of bumps. I completely enjoyed this story, even though it's not something I would normally read. I should try to be this open minded more often. In one defining moment, a person's entire world can change - their position in life becomes something they never imagined and everything they thought was one way was actually another.
Thank God for true friends, even if they do have their own 'specialness' about them. Definitely something I'd suggest to fans of paranormal. I saw this book on ereadernewstodayDOTcom and decided to buy it. The story was very well written and had lots of action.
The thing is for me is I just cannot get into it. It is written for the YA crowd not that that usually matters to me. Maybe it was simply that I was sick while reading the story and just not in the right frame of mind. None the less I would recommend it to those that like the genre. One person found this helpful. Young girl Eve discovers the fate of the world rests upon her young shoulders. Many secrets will be discovered and many others will be forth coming.
In many ways the story line is fresh and keeps you guessing.
Holly you have me hooked and am waiting to buy your next book in this series. I'm usually a slow reader. A three hundred page book could take me months to Finish. I finished this book in a week and a half. Could not put this book down. Fast pace action from beginning to end. Can't wait for the next book from this series.
The characters were interesting. Seeing them change from beginning to end made it an interesting read. Can't wait to see what happens in the end. See all 78 reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published 1 month ago. Published 1 year ago. Published on August 3, Published on April 13, Published on May 13, Published on October 21, Published on August 24, Published on June 30, Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.
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Mobilised against the devastating return of centuries-old dark forces, the Sentinels face their greatest challenge and a threat to their ancient existence. Against the backdrop of a summer snowstorm, Nicholas and hardy pensioner Sam Wilkins embark on a treacherous journey in which their pursuers are never far behind. A young adult dark fantasy set in Cambridge, Sentinel is the first book in the thrilling Sentinel Trilogy.
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Filled with action, mystery, monsters and murder, it takes the reader on a terrifying adventure with unconventional heroes and a touch of magic. Joshua Winning is a freelance film journalist and contributing editor for Total Film magazine. Sentinel is his debut novel. Ruins — Book Two of the Sentinel Trilogy. Prev Next More Views.