The Blackwell Family Secret: The Guardians of Sin
BOOK BIRTHDAY: Dec 5 2014 TOMORROW!
Nicholas Blackwell has no idea he is supposed to fulfill a destiny. All he knows is that he draws trouble like a magnet. Orphaned at eleven when two demonic men killed his parents, he copes with the strict rules of his new home, St. Christopher’s academy, unaware that he has been the real target for the killers and that his guardian angel has saved him in the nick of time. And now, his problems are only beginning when a mysterious serpent lures him into the woods and tricks him into a demonic ritual that will unleash the Seven Deadly Sins to destroy the humankind. Nicholas has no choice but to correct his mistake--or die trying.
Aided by Amy, a shy but determined girl who seems to know more about his task than she should, Nicholas's quest is to travel into the City of Demonio and defeat the Seven Guardians of Sin. To succeed, he must confront demons, monsters, and lost souls, learn the mysteries of the Chapel of Dreams, discover the true meaning of friendship and love, and face the darkest secret of all: the Blackwell Family Secret.
“The Blackwell Family Secret: the Guardians of Sin” is a debut young adult urban fantasy adventure with a Christian theme.
Overall I enjoyed this book. The concept and story line is what kept me reading. Things I did not like; the transition from boy to teenager, by the protagonist Nicholas, was not done well and I had to go back and read the beginning again to realize there was a time gap and the issues the protagonist comes across just happen to be resolve to easily which made it a bit unbelievable. Which is funny to say about a fictional book but I never like it when issues are just easily resolved for the protagonist. This feels like the author wasn't sure how to write a proper resolution.
Things I did like was the fact that it was an easy read and a fantastic world was created. The plot was filled with great twist that enhanced the story. After finishing I felt the story was far from over so lets hope that in the next book; the protagonist grows up a little, the writing for the issues encountered are developed more, and that the glitches from writing a first book are over come. I feel that the story can only get better from here. I would recommend to a younger crowd who could relate to Nicholas.