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The Guardian's Witchild by Feather Stone

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Caught in a reckless attempt to stop Dark forces, Sidney Davenport, a young, rule breaking, spirited member of the secret paranormal community of Guardians, finds herself imprisoned on a naval ship and slated for execution. Her struggle with the unfamiliar emotions of fear and anger becomes even more complicated when she can no longer fight her attraction to the very man who has orders to perform her execution.

Captain Sam Waterhouse, a meticulous naval captain who’s suspected of treason, teeters on a precipice between Darkness and Light. When he receives an unusual prisoner, a paranormal journey begins to unravel his disciplined life. All the while, humanity is unknowingly at great risk when two Dark forces team up to acquire control of an elusive power. Sidney and Sam attempt to quiet their powerful feelings for each other, only to discover they can save each other, and in doing so, they might even save the world.

Through stunning imagery, an intricate and adventurous plot, and a strong cast of characters, Feather Stone gives readers a fascinating glimpse into the future—a future that is chilling, yet full of hope.

Goodreads Summary

Looking for a strong, brassy heroine?  Sidney, one of the main characters, will appeal to the reader.  She manages to stay strong and tough even through some of the most difficult times of her life.  The reader will form an easy and instant connection to her. 
Sam is more of a tough cookie.  However, he is compassionate when it counts.  The reader may take slightly longer to warm up to him, but he is not hard to like either. 

The setting is a Navy ship far away from land, brings a bit of a magical quality to the book.  There is an undercurrent of change that fits nicely into the setting of the book as well.  The characters, especially the main characters, are very dynamic.  They do not remain the same throughout the book, they have realizations/epiphanies, form relationships, and develop new understandings.  The reader will be fascinated to watch the author deftly pull the sub-plots together. 

Sam is normally a very disciplined man.  When Sidney, as a prisoner, is placed on the boat, Sam's perception changes.  Already suspected of treason, Sam is now in dangerous waters.  The quiet, romantic scenes between Sidney and Sam are believable and just plain cute to read.  The reader will be rooting for their relationship.  Sam attempts to distance himself from his prisoner while Sidney fights feelings for her warden/jailer. 

This book was very fast-paced and fun to read.  Readers should enjoy that the author provides an epilogue, there is resolution.  The characters, especially Sam and Sidney, will remain memorable even after the reader closes the book.  This book is recommended to young adults/adults.

4 Stars

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  1. Excellent review. I definitely want to read this book! A forbidden prisoner-sailor romance sounds right up my alley.

  1. Yahoo! I'm so happy to read this review---I also found myself captivated by this story, and you were able to put into words exactly what was so wonderful about it. Great review.