Guardians (The Woodmen Chronicles: Book 2), A.M. Burns
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Genre: LGBT (G) YA, Paranormal
Tags: Paranormal, Series
The Woodmen Chronicles: Book Two
Thom Woodman is a bigfoot, although he prefers to be called an Oh Mah. When it comes time for the Oh Mah biannual gathering, he’s excited to go with Ben Steele, the human he bonded with.
To Thom’s surprise, he is offered a place among the Guardians, the leaders of the Oh Mah. But since he grew up half in the human world, he can’t make a decision before he finds out more about these Guardians.
When an Oh Mah is killed by a human, the growing antihuman sentiment runs rampant through the gathering. Thom’s family swears to help protect Ben, but when some of the Guardians join the anti-human faction, they aren’t sure they can live up to their promise. Even when Ben is kidnapped, Thom doesn’t know what to say when the Guardians demand his answer. Thom feels like he’s not only being forced to choose between the Oh Mah and the human world, but also between a life with or without Ben.
I read Hunters just after it came out and I really enjoyed it and I said after reading it that I would love a sequel because I felt like the book needed one. So I was so excited when I heard about Guardian’s. I couldn’t wait to jump in and read it. And while I’m glad there was this sequel, I’m also disappointed.
I didn’t enjoy reading this as much as Hunters. At times I felt like the story was dragging and even the characters couldn’t save it for me. This was more a personal thing, I think, and others might not feel the same way about it dragging. Nothing seemed to really interest me about the book, not the Oh Mah stuff or when Ben was in danger and people were being killed. None of it. And that sucks because I wanted to like it. But I honestly couldn’t wait for this book to be over and a few times I wondered how much more there was to come.
Saying that, I did really love getting to meet some new characters and getting more of the couple, Thom and Ben. These two are solid and I liked the scenes they had together. And seeing how some of the Oh Mah reacted to Ben made me laugh. It was funny and made some of this book more enjoyable for me. I also agreed with what Thom said about him becoming a member of the Guardians. It felt forced and I didn’t really enjoy it.
Overall, Guardians by A.M. Burns was an okay book and I would give it 3.5 stars. I didn’t enjoy it as much as I wanted to, but certain things in the book were able to bring the rating up. I’m disappointed that I’m not as excited for another book as I was for this one after reading book one, but I think I probably will read it to get more of these characters.
This book was provided by Harmony Ink Press in exchange for a fair and honest review.