Choices (The Guardian Trilogy)
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.
In My Opinion
In the interest of full disclosure, I didn’t read the first book in this trilogy. Not that I didn’t want to but things got a little messy and it just wasn’t possible. I’m sorry I missed it because I really could not put this book down. There were some instances during the story that I felt a little lost but there was enough background offered that I finally understood what was happening. You can avoid that by reading Secrets first.
Having said that, Choices by Liz Schulte is a great book with some new perspectives on the fantasy genre. The main character Olivia is not the do-gooder typical of the guardians as they are portrayed in this book. She likes to do things her own way. She still has the empathy and compassion of a guardian (like an guardian angel) but she thinks independently and acts before she has all the details. I like her spunk and the spontaneity of the character.
Of course, as with most protagonists she is exceptional in many ways. Her superior talents lead her into situations that require the ethical merits of a good guy and keep her one step ahead of trouble. Ultimatly trouble finds her and I won’t spoil the ending. Suffice it to say this is book two in a trilogy but Liz Schulte excels in character development. I look forward to more of these characters and the development of this storyline.
Personally, I find Liz Schulte to be a fantastic author. I want to read everything she writes. Her stories keep you guessing until the end and she inevitably surprises me. That is rare in an author and I love her work.
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