TITLE: The Guardian
AUTHOR: MC Lee
SERIES: The Touchstone
PUBLISHER: Harmony Ink Press
GENRE: Paranormal; YA
RELEASE DATE: Nov 26, 2019
Superpowered teen Sam, and his boyfriend, Harry, are already struggling to navigate being gifted in a normal world, and their problems are about to get deadlier.
Their oldest enemy, Caleb Reed, will stop at nothing to capture Sam and force him to use his abilities for Reed’s benefit. Though their team of friends and allies steps up to watch their backs, Reed sneaks past their defenses time and time again, leading Sam to wonder if one of their own has betrayed them.
When Reed threatens the life of a friend, Sam is forced to make the most difficult decision of his life—one with consequences he can’t even imagine.
When I first read The Touchstone, I was hoping for a sequel. From the very beginning, I was falling in love with Sam and Harry. These two went through a lot at a very young age, being by themselves and looking after each other.
Later, during the first installment, we found out that it’s actually Sam who triggered Harry’s gift because Sam was a Touchstone—a very rare ability to emphasize other’s power.
Sam’s acceptance in the Bunker was hard as we all know from book 1. But after the discovery that Sam is the most powerful of them all, it seems that everything is settling in its right place. Except it’s not.
Sam has a secret. Uhmm, no, I’m not gonna tell…
Caleb, being Caleb, wants to get his hands on Sam desperately, and he does anything to achieve his wishes.
Because of who Sam is, the members of the Bunker are in serious danger. They’re targeted by Caleb’s goons, and among those, is Maya’s brother.
Sam considers the possibility of running for the benefit of the guys whom he considers as his own family now.
This book is more angsty than the previous one. We face inner turmoil as well as some tension between Sam and Harry.
Sam is working closely with Jonah, to reach his potential as fast as he can, but the exercise leaves him mentally and physically ill. All there is Sam’s secret, and no, I still not telling you guys, that makes him extremely secretive.
Harry being Harry, knows that there are things Sam is keeping from him. He feels hurt by his boyfriend’s actions. He wants to be a pillar as well for Sam as he was for Harry.
The pressure on Sam and Caleb’s attacks leaves them only one thing…to give in to Caleb’s request and to join his team.
This book is one of my favorite YAs ever! It has everything: angst, romance, teenage mistakes and so much more.
I can’t wait for the next in the series…it’s definitely a must-read!
***The ARC was provided by Ink Harmony . My review is an honest opinion of the book ***
Review edited by : Laura McNellis