Title: Guardian (The Guardian Trilogy #1)
Author: Sara Mack
True love never dies. Emma Donohue begs to differ.
When a late-night accident claims the love of her life, Emma secludes herself in memories of James. In his sandy brown hair and clear blue eyes. In their innocent first kiss and declarations of love. In their plans for a life together after college. But happy dreams can’t rid her of the guilt she carries. She can’t erase her actions the night he died. She can’t erase her reaction at his funeral. And she can’t erase the hollow void that fills her chest and consumes her heart.
The first time Emma hears James’ voice, she’s astounded. It sounds as if he’s standing right beside her, and she fears her shattered heart is trying to drive her mad. But as she continues to hear the voice, she finds comfort in it. With the help of her best friend, Shel, and handsome newcomer Dane, she tries to move forward and start living again.
Until the voice in her head turns out to be more. So much more.
You know what they say.
True love never dies.
Guardian is the first story in the Guardian Trilogy by Sara Mack.
Such a powerful story of love and loss. What at first starts off as a story about a girl (Emma) grieving the loss of her beloved boyfriend (James) quickly turns into a paranormal journey when he returns. At first, she is freaked out until she realizes that she isn’t crazy. James is really there, and he has been assigned as her guardian.
There are so many twists and turns throughout this book, the tug of sadness and Emma’s desire to stay true to James throughout the book really tugged at my heartstrings. It seemed as if she really loved him, and the whole decision of James’ at the end of the story left her totally devastated. I don’t’ want to give any spoilers away, but I will say that I am left in awe of the way the book ended. I need to know what happens next!
The narration is smooth and easy, flowing well with the overall tone of the story to create an enjoyable listening experience.This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review