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Guardian of the Dead

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A ton of it If I were at all amiliar with the Degrees Of Courage folklore in this book would the lack ofocus be irritating Possibly But despite it s laws Guardian of the Dead ALSO HAS A LIKEABLE CENTRAL CHARACTER has a likeable central character mystifying mystery and a sexy guy What else does a decent YA need I was lucky enough to read this book in manuscript orm It s unny intense magical dark and scary an urban antasy No Esperes Por Mim Para Jantar for teens in a New Zealand setting so vividly and perfectly described that I honestlyelt I was there even though I ve never been to New Zealand in my life I love the distinctively different magic in this novel and the emotionally truthful relationships among the characters I can t wait to read many novels by Karen Healey Guardian of the Dead gives a new perspective to the usual spiel of boarding schools the outcast heroine spiel of boarding schools the outcast heroine the hotch potch the outcast heroine and the hotch potch supernatural elements The story is set in New Zealand and the setting closely reflects the story and mythology contained within the pages of the book It starts strong but somehow in the middle it starts to lose its hold on the pace and the narrative and never regains it in uite the same way The mythology is not inserted into the story as seamlessly as possible and while it is ascinating the reuent breaks in the narrative to explain the local legends gains a lectureacademic uality that detracts An Institutional Theory Of Law from the story as a whole Ellie Spencer is interesting refreshing even but she doesn t have any definitive delineating uality at the end The relationships are dynamic and the interactions between the characters are well crafted but at the same time Ielt a certain distance between them and myself as the reader I couldn t co When you have as many TBR books as I do it s hard to keep track of what came The Goddard Guide To Arthropods Of Medical Importance from where If I had to guess I d say I got this book off a list of good LGBT young adult or possibly ariend recced it due to the presence of an asexual character The book isn t worth it just Dangerous Games Abby Sinclair And Tess Mccallum 3 for that nothing is worth it justor checking a diversity box but it is worth it It s a lively bit of antasy about a girl at a boarding school who you think you can ill in the rest of this one and you can in broad outline but not in the specifics I ended up reading a lot of wikipedia articles on Maori legends to get educated enough to keep up with this one It s a bit literal about its magic metaphors than I like my Big Birds Sesame Street Dictionary Voume 1 fantasy but there s this very real warm heart ofriendship and young bravery to this book and it workedIt s a debut and it shows but I liked it I liked Healey this is one of those books where you get to learn a lot about the author just based on what she loves And I ll read her next book sure but I m really interested in her Find Me fifth her sixth her tenth I have aeeling one of those will be a knockout. Ation with Kevin and a crazed old man grabs Ellie in a public suare and shoves a tattered Bible into her hands exclaiming You need it It will save your soul Soon Ellie The Lake finds herself plunged into a haunting world of vengefulairies Maori mythology romance betrayal and an epic battle Unwilling The Maclauchlans 2 for immortality. It want to be a coming of age novel M oriolktale Urban fantasy adventure Love story Of course it can be all of this and adventure Love story Of course it can be all of this and when one aspect of this story picked up the others would suffer Guardian of the Dead begins with seventeen year old Ellie in the middle of her The Object Of His Protection Braddocks Secret Son 4 first year at a private boarding school on New Zealand s South Island Initially the reader becomes invested in Ellie s world as she struggles toit in crushes on a mysterious loner and starts discovering clues that something in her world is amiss The Ellie we On The Mediator first meet is a smart snarky girl who would be a great protagonist if it weren tor her ridiculously low self esteem Yes this is a YA novel and teens are infamously insecure but Ellie takes it up a notch She The American Journal Of Science And Arts 1820 Vol 24 freuently describes herself as a girl who is both overweight and extra tall While atirst it is interesting and refreshing to read about an overweight main character it becomes old very uickly as so much of Ellie s inner monologue is self bashing over her size Although we Voice Out Of Darkness first meet Ellie at her exclusive boarding school that is not what this story is about As with many YA books these days as the story picks up Ellie s teachers homework and responsibilities uicklyall to the wayside In Star Wars Annual 2010 fact Karen Healey introduces so many ideas and concepts and story lines that Guardian of the Dead doesn t reallylow into a seamless novel Everything ties together but I couldn t help thinking that this novel needed a bit ocus It either needed to have some sections cut while others were expounded upon or it needed to be turned into a two or three part series It s hard to articulate WHAT I MEAN WITHOUT GIVING AWAY I mean without giving away Guardian of the Dead introduces to many twists and ideas that all I can say is this ended up so much differently than what I expected when it began Further ideas people and small plot lines are introduced that don t actually matter to the ultimate climax of the story Finally Guardian of the Dead takes place in New Zealand and involves a lot of traditions and culture about the islands I couldn t help getting the idea that this was written or a New Zealand or Australian audience Because So Many Words so many words and attitudes were alluded to without a ull explanation Not that the novel suffered rom it everything was easily What Is A Dinosaur figured outrom the context in which it was written And truthfully it was refreshing to read a novel about a oreign culture without a ton of info dump however some background information would have been appreciated Although I loved this story while reading it and definitely recommend other ans of YA to check it out I couldn t help wonder if the main reason I like it so much is because it is all new to me I love The Inside Outside Beauty Book folklore and creation myths and Guardian of the Dead has. Adline But then everything changes The news headlines are all abuzz about a local string of serial killings that all share the same morbid trademark the victims were discovered with their eyes missing Then a beautiful yet eerie woman enters Ellie's circle ofriends and develops an unhealthy ascin. There is a lot to love about Guardian of the Dead Here s the shortlist a smart kind of nerdy the Guardian of the Dead Here s the shortlist a smart kind of nerdy the of boarding school use and explanation of Maori myth by a of nerdy heroine the of boarding school use and explanation of Maori myth by a author who has the balls to point out in the text the colonial nature possible inaccuracies and just plain wrongness of Maori myth written down by white people high school use of a university library because serious shizz calls or serious research patupaiarehe Serious Fun fairy type creatures one of whom is Titiana in Iris s production of A Midsummer Night s Dream because I m not the only one who likes art to imitate life casual treatment of varying sexualities a hottie who is half Maori half well something else and I could go on But do you want to know what I loved the absolute most about this book The ending I won t go into detail or talk about the action ending because I don t want to ruin itor you cause oh my gosh is it cool but I can still tell you why I love this endingThings go crazy Ellie Fiebre Romana Almas Rezagadas Tras Holbein falls in lurv which may become love in theuture and Ellie and love interest have to save the world It s life changing obviously but Ellie doesn t let it derail her life completely She doesn t possibly blow off her art school application The Lost Saint or get married right out of high school Twilight Saga or ditch her best Whos Your Caddy friend in theace of tru lurv Infinite Days and harsh circumstances Extraordinary or even and this is the big one drop out of school in order to save the world which apparently cuts off the possibility of being a brilliant academic and instead becomes a mostly silent side character in the round up the loose ends epilogue Hermione oh HermioneInstead Ellie keeps going gets excited about going to college and majoring in Classics and tells love interest that she ll visit him when she s on break She simply takes all that she s learned rom these life changing events with her because that s what smart girls doSo if you want to read an urban antasy a little light on the urban grit or paranormal romance a little light on the romance that s headed by a smart girl this is your book It s also your book if you want to read the Maori Percy Jackson euivalent a good boarding school romp a murder mystery a different kind of A Sea Of Stars fairy bookBook source Philly Free LibraryHow often do you see YA books with a teen character who is asexual Not often I m not going to lie and say it s not a big deal at any point but it is not THE big deal And it is not a problem ever except to the people crushing on the character Guardian of the Dead is a uniue YA novel that takes place in New Zealand and involves M ori indigenous New Zealand myths I wanted to love this novel so much and almost did Unfortunately it sufferedrom a severe case of literary ADD Did. You're Ellie SpencerI opened my mouth just as he added And your eyes are openingSeventeen year old Ellie Spencer is just like any other teenager at her boarding school She hangs out with her best riend Kevin she obsesses over Mark a cute and mysterious bad boy and her biggest worry is her paper de.