The Stone Guardian
by Theresa McClinton
My rating: 4 stars
Publication Date: April 1, 2013
Publisher: Etopia Press
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Paperback: 300 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
When myth becomes reality, reality becomes a nightmare.
any other teenager in America, Ashley just wants a normal life. But
growing up in an orphanage for the insane is anything but normal. After
endless therapy and increasing medication, her nightmares have only
Probably because they’re not nightmares.
Ashley’s mysteriously abducted, she finds a reality even less normal
than the orphanage. And she discovers something else—she’s no ordinary
orphan. Faced with enemies thought to only exist in fairy tales, Ashley
discovers she possesses a powerful Maya bloodline. She’s the daughter of
an ancient Maya Guardian, whose duty is to protect the Stone of
Muuk’ich, an enchanted relic blessed by the gods. But first she must get
it back from Sarian, a power-hungry demigod who slaughtered the last
guardian—Ashley’s mother. Without the stone, all will be lost.
she meets Arwan, a hot Belizean time bender, his delicious olive skin
and dark eyes make her feel a little less alone. But his gentle whispers
and reassuring touch might not be all they seem. How can she balance
love and duty when it’s up to her to prevent the rising of the
underworld? Especially when the guy she loves might be its crown prince…
The Stone Guardian by Theresa McClinton
What if the life you’ve led, as miserable as it was, was a farce and you were meant to save the world from demonic overthrow? Ashley has suffered from nightmares, brutal, terrifying nightmares that even medication couldn’t prevent. Could they be part of her heritage? Taken from her institution/orphanage, Ashley finds the family she never knew existed. They are not your run-of-the-mill family, they are different, very different and powerful…and frightening. She soon discovers she is part of a long line of powerful Mayans whose duty it is to protect a blessed relic from evil. She is a Stone Guardian, a position passed down through the centuries, but the relic has fallen into the hands of evil personified, Sarian, whose lust for power in limitless. He murdered the last Stone Guardian to get it and that guardian was Ashley’s mother.
Ashley must figure out whom to trust, who to watch out for and how to keep her heart safe from a young man who is fast becoming far too important for her to lose. But is he all he claims to be, or is there more to him than meets the eye? Ashley has the weight of the world on her shoulders, a world she knows little about. What if she fails?Two dangers are evident, one for the word, one for Ashley's heart, must she betray one to have win the other?
Theresa McClinton has put a fresh face on YA paranormal reading and changed up her plot and characters just enough to follow their won path without going too far out of line! she writes with a smooth and steady hand, using fine lines of darkness to add even more depth to her tale. Entertaining, dark, with a touch of romance and overwhelming odds.