Review and Character piece: Merazar from Guardians of the Grimoire by Natasha Slight
Today we have for you a review of Guardians of the Grimoire and the twentieth character of our Character Line-up Event this month. This is a not so nice and very haughty sorcerer! Meet Natasha Slight’s
Guardians of the Grimoire is a great young Paranormal Young Adult book that any reader of fantasy and paranormal will enjoy. This is a fanastic book for the young ones but also perfect for parents to read along with the children.
It’s always hard to review a Young Adult book because just face it I’am not really the kind of reader, that Guardians of the Grimoir is written for. But is it a big plus if an adult can enjoy a book just as much as the the children can. Guardians of the Grimoire is a lovely book you can read along with your kids.
Guardians of the Grimoire has everything you are looking as a paranormal Young Adult read. Amazing world-building full with magic and sorcery, realistic characters, fun and a strong plot with of course the paranormal being to make it extra fun to read.
I had a little trouble getting in to it, especially the beginning. It felt a little forced. First I thought I was reading some kind of epilogue but when the story continued I realized this already was the start of the actual story. After 20 pages did I have the idea that Guardians of the Grimoire really was beginning. And that was a little bit disappointing. I believe the book has to start with a bang/action thing to suck the reader right in to the story but with the forced explaining of the story and the introduction of a lot of new characters I didn’t get the chance to actually enjoy this book. The beginning at least.
But after that the real story continued, and what a story was that! I was hooked. The world-building and characters are amazing. Missed maybe a little more description how the everybody (the girls and villain) looked. But further everything was drawn out in rich detail, making it easy for the reader to go along in to the story, besides the rich details of the story and events. The dialogues of this story are simple and easy to follow for our young ones. I have let my son also read a little piece of the story. Although he is very young, Guardians of the Grimoire was also for him easy to read.
Guardians of the Grimoire is a little short but maybe for the children it is a perfect length. This is an addicting story that pulls you in from almost the beginning. I am curious what next book of this series will bring. I hope for some more more dialogues from one of the girls, maybe from one person’s point of view and less overall story telling.
I look forward to reading more about the guardians and would recommend this book to anyone who loves YA fantasy!