HEART OF STONE BY CHRISTINE WARREN

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         Publication Date:         December 31, 2013
From bestselling author Christine Warren comes a thrilling new series about

a young woman caught between a rock and a hard place—between gargoyles and demons…

Ella Harrow is trying to carve out a normal life for herself. Well, as normal as an art geek with psychic abilities can hope for. As museum docent and gift-shop manager, Ella is able to keep her distance from people—and her powers in check—while surrounding herself with the artifacts she loves. But how on earth is she supposed to act normal when a thousand-year-old statue on the museum’s terrace suddenly comes to life?

HEART OF STONE

Not your ordinary gargoyle, Kees has been asleep for eons, waiting for a portent of evil to wake him from his slumber. Kees isn’t a vision; he’s a bat-winged guardian created to protect the world from the seven demons of the Dark. Somehow, Ella triggered his reawakening. Maybe the demons have been unleashed? Maybe his heart is finally ready to be chiseled open? The fate of the world isn’t carved in stone… yet.

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I was given a copy through Netgalley for an honest review,

Christine Warren knows how to draw you into a story and make the unbelievable, believable. Heart of Stone was well-developed, with a storyline and characters that were believable. Ella has magical abilities that she does not know how to control and she keeps hidden from everyone. She works in a museum and is still tormented over the death of her parents, because she believes she killed them with her uncontrolled magic as a kid. She has always liked the gargoyle in the garden at the museum, and when it suddenly comes to life to rescue her from someone with evil intentions, her life will never be the same. Kees is one of the Gaurdians that are to protect mankind from evil and  the seven demons who are part of a group called the Nocturnis. He has to protect Ella from them, for they want her particular magic to summon the seven demons, and then be able to summon the Darkness. The more Kees is with Ella shows him that he is capable of emotions, and especially love. That his heart is not completely made of stone. The more Ella is with him he shows her one night when she believes the night her parents died, he shows her that she did not kill her parents It was the drunk driver who swerved into their lane. This book had a lot of action and emotional aha moments that  helped to move the story along. I really enjoyed it and cannot wait until the next one. I give HEART OF STONE 5/5 STARS.

 

 

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