The world is in danger due to an evil group of villains searching out the 36 individuals in the world known as the Pure. If any of the Pure die, the world is thrown into perils such as wars, pestilence, famine, etc. But thankfully The Blood Guard have vowed to protect them and keep them safe. This book follows three teens, Ronan, Greta, and Dawkins, as they journey on a quest to keep the Pure safe and the villains away. They travel across the country encountering dangerous foes and puzzling situations along the way. Will they be able to make it to their destination in time to stop the bad guys? Will they be able to keep the sacred Blood Guard artifact safe? Will they ultimately thwart the evil plans of eliminating the Pure?
This book reminded me quite a bit of the Percy Jackson novels: 3 teens, running from bad guys, trying to complete a quest, world dies if they fail. Substitute mythology for world domination and bingo!, there's this book. The fact that it reminded of the PJ novels isn't a good thing. I found this book to be very juvenile and formulaic, even for a YA novel. While the pacing was fine and it did keep my interest until the end, nothing about this book will make me remember it a week from now. However, if you're wanting some action-packed, "turn your brain off", YA fiction, then this is for you.
The writing style isn't bad but it's not spectacular either. There were a few times while reading I just wanted the author to get to the point - quit trying to fill your page quota. There is a sequel coming out soon but I will probably pass on that one. Overall, the book as a whole is okay. If you read it, I think you'll enjoy it a little, if you miss it, I don't think you'll miss much.
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