Title: Protector (Children of Ossiria #2)
Author: Vivian Lane
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Carys Taylor has her life perfectly under control until an ill-fated trip to the South American jungle changes her into a supernatural being. Now she's sprouting claws and stronger and faster than any human in existence. She’s overwhelmed by her new abilities until she meets Sarah, a witch who introduces her to a group of do-gooders trying to save the world from the paranormal threats it doesn’t know exists.
William spots Carys in a nightclub and is immediately drawn to her beauty and the exotic scent he can’t figure out. Too bad she’s chummy with his mortal enemies—but Carys doesn’t seem to care. She’s the first human in over a hundred years that hasn’t judged him for being a vampire and he falls for her strength, kindness, and sense of humor, but is frustrated when she keeps sticking him in the friend zone despite their obvious chemistry. Why is she so hesitant to get into a relationship?
Between dodging a bounty hunter, saving the tribe that created her, dealing with a persistent vampire determined to go from friends to lovers, and meeting her future child, Carys’ first year as a Protector is full of challenges. What does a girl have to do to get a little peace?
This story is intended for readers over the age of 18 due to adult situations.
Carys is your typical twenty-something, that is until she goes on a trip to South America with an old professor to study tribal music. Little did she know what would happen next. After a trippy night where the ancient tribe performed a ritual, Carys wakes up to find out she’s the chosen Protector of the tribe and the embodiment of the tribe’s goddess. She’s in a state of shock, especially when she starts growing claws and snapping off bad guys’ (read vampire and other creatures of the night) heads without much effort.
Carys is in need of help and guidance so she confides in her friend, Sarah, who turns out to be a witch. Sarah, in turn, introduces Carys to a group of people with knowledge of the supernatural. Carys has got her very own Scooby Gang including an elusive yet mysterious vampire named William.
Everyone helps Carys train for when the tribe calls her back to protect them from an unknown evil. The more she trains, the more confident she is about her abilities. When the time comes, she’ll have to face the big bad alone. Can she defeat the evil forces bent on her destruction or will she die trying?
I loved this book and read it in one sitting. I couldn’t stop reading it and the characters became a part of me. I loved Carys as a character because she was real, with insecurities like me, yet in the end kicked demon ass. I loved the characters of her Scooby Gang, especially Sarah and William. Each character had a backstory and their humanness only adds to their charm.
While the plot was a little predictable, the witty banter and intelligent dialogue made up for it. I was glued to my e-reader and I can’t wait to read more.
Carys. She’s a strong female who was chosen without her permission and must come to grips with some pretty deep stuff in a short amount of time. Sure, she has insecurities but her friends help her (especially William). At the end of the book, she realizes she kind of likes this new life and being a Protector definitely has perks. * grins *
“I’m not a friend to vampires. They do very bad things. But I also believe the good guys should act better than the evil they fight against.” ~ Sarah
My Rating: 5+ stars
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Writer of supernatural badasses.
Vivian Lane is an American author. Born a Gemini, her interests fall under a myriad of subjects including classical music, American and World History; fantasy books, TV shows, and movies; travel, marine biology, and fashion.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N