Genre: Adult Gaslight Fantasy, Gothic
This book begins with a group of six teenagers in England that have been chosen to become the new members of The Guard a secret organization that keeps the spiritual world separated from the mortal world.
I love the main character Percy I really connected with her insecurities and her loneliness and wanting someone to finally see her. Her love interest Alexi is a true gothic hero. He is moody, always wants to be in control, solitary and I loved him from the first scene. Alexi and Percy have a pretty big age gap(19 and 34) think Jane and Rochester from Jane Eyre. I love the romance between Percy and Alexi she was in love at first sight but it took a bit longer for Alexi to let himself love. The dance scene had me swooning. It was so romantic. I loved watching these 2 lonely people find each other. But this isn’t just a love story. There is an Ancient Prophecy, the relationships between the six guard members is tangled, complex, and dramatic and ghosts ghosts everywhere. Leanna’s books always speak to my soul and her books are always full of love, friendship, family and fighting against the darkness in the world. I might have already devoured book 2.
Rating: 5 stars