Series: The Sentinels of Eden Book 1
Author’s Name: Carolyn Denman
Publisher: Odyssey Books
Genre: YA Fantasy
Page Count: 322 Pages
ISBN: 1922200603 (ISBN13: 9781922200600)
Author or Book Website: http://carolyndenman.com/
Link to Amazon purchase page: Songlines
Link to Goodreads: Songlines
Release Date: N/A
How I Got the Book: Review Copy
Summary of the Book:
‘We belong to the Earth, Lainie-Bug. We were sent here in human form for a reason. If you don’t know what to do, then just be human.’
Right. Like that was ever a simple thing to do.
In the heart of the Wimmera region of Victoria, an ancient gateway to Eden is kept hidden and safe by a creature so powerful that even the moon would obey her commands – at least it would if she had any idea that she wasn’t just a normal girl about to finish high school.
When a mining company begins exploratory sampling near Lainie’s sheep farm, a family secret is revealed that makes her regret not having learnt more about her Indigenous heritage.
What she’s told by their farmhand, Harry – an Aboriginal elder – can’t possibly be true, but then the most irritating guy in class, Bane, begins to act even more insanely toward her than ever, until she can no longer deny that something very unusual is going on.
When Harry doesn’t return from his quest to seek help to protect the area from the miners, Lainie sets out to discover the truth of her heritage, and of the secret she’s been born to protect.
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. This is the first book I have read by this author and was a little unsure of her style. The concept of guardians are there to protect the Garden of Eden was an unusual concept to say the least. The FMC was a likeable character, but I found the story to slow in some places. There were times when the description in place would take away from the story at times. I am not sure about the romance in the book for it just felt off to me.
My Rating of the Book: 3 Stars