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review 2015-05-12 11:23
Thoughts on Scotland's Guardians
Scotland's Guardians - Katharina Gerlach

Cute Ending.


So first up I should probably say I received this book from the author, pretty much forever ago. I miss placed it for a while and well the new year came along and I was like hey I have promised to read so many books and haven't done zip. So this year I'm going to read all of them (new years resolution) so I wen't hunting and here we are.


Yes unfortunately me and this book didn't get off to a great start - actually I didn't start to enjoy any of it till the 50% mark, after that I was pretty keen to just sit and read and enjoy the ride.


The first half....errr....well it had some issue's. I had a very difficult  time putting myself into the story - actually I had a difficult time just putting some time aside to read this book, I just wasn't feeling the characters or the world, just nothing. But then it hit its flow, the characters started to become interesting, I wanted to know how they would fix the conundrum they where in, and boy was it a dilemma!

Yea i still never became emotionally attached to anyone, but i did start to feel intrigued enough to stick around which then lead to me starting to enjoy myself - shame this didn't happen from the beginning. I'm not really sure why it didn't... the main character was definitely a part of the problem. I never felt any emotion off her. For a good chunk of the book I thought she might even be a psychopath. At times she was beyond emotionally stunted and at other times she didn't react at all to how you would expect - and I don't mean physically but mentally. When her father is first kidnapped she rushes off to find him, then she gets side tracked for a few hours, maybe a day, then rushes off again likes its super urgent and she didn't just waste all that time....wtf? Then her 'friend' almost gets herself fried/killed trying to save her, and she just belittles this friend and thinks its funny. Which is odd (fucking weird) cause at where also meant to think she's 100% compassionate and concerned for all 24/7? which makes ZERO sense. So that didn't work at all with the story-line. But the Bryanna can't of been the only issue, I have liked other books while detesting the main character. I suppose there was also a pretty big issue of telling rather than showing.... But it can't only be those two issues.... I Don't know, someone more adept than I needs to critique Scotland's Guardians and explain the pro's and con's. I just read for simple enjoyment. Which this book did manage to give me towards the end. Just a little fixing here and there and Scotland's Guardians could be quite good.


The Scottish theme was great and not something I have read much on, which i appreciate. having different culture's represented in books makes things more unique and far more pleasing to read.

Though i don't know the correct myths, language and history, the author seem to do a rather splendid job in this area.


I appreciate the opportunity to read Scotland's Guardians and share my opinions. In the end I did rather enjoy myself and the outcome of the story.

Will I be reading the next book? prob's not, though I suppose we'll have to wait and see.

2.5 Stars.

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text 2015-05-12 10:16
Reading progress update: I've read 58%.
Scotland's Guardians - Katharina Gerlach

Its odd how occasionally the author uses Scottish words and at other times English words, sometimes even for the same meaning.

I wonder if that is untended or if it was a mistake that was meant to be edited out?

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text 2015-05-12 10:13
Reading progress update: I've read 56%.
Scotland's Guardians - Katharina Gerlach

huh, how about that. I think I'm actually starting to enjoy this book.

The two big Will she, or Won't she (i would put this in a spoiler but its not working -_-) Will Kaylee kill her best friend at the orders of her father? or will Bryanna kill her parents and best friend?

This has finally intrigued me. I think I noticed it when Kaylee's father made his appearance to chat with her.

Sorry if that ^^ is confusing. The last bit is more a note to myself, or I suppose other people reading this book.


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text 2015-05-12 09:58
Reading progress update: I've read 31%.
Scotland's Guardians - Katharina Gerlach

Once again Bryanna's friend, Kaylee is almost dead and Bryanna doesn't seem overly concerned. There's no emotion, it's weird. Also pretty sure most people in that situation would need a little more than just being warmed by the fire to survive.

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text 2015-05-12 09:55
Reading progress update: I've read 19%.
Scotland's Guardians - Katharina Gerlach

Your friend is willing to not only put her life on the line to save your ass but also suffer from unimaginable pain and disfigurement and your response is:


'Several figures pulled back a blurred figure that tried to follow her into the flames. That's cute. Kaylee's trying to save me.'



You Bryanna, are being a very ungrateful Bitch, who clearly doesn't deserve such a caring friend. 

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