Title: Guarding Eden (A Midway Novel)
Author: Cameo Renae
Genre: YA Fantasy
Cover Designer: Stefanie Saw
Edited by: Victoria Schmitz - Crimson Tide Editorial
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Escape into a wonderful new world! Or at least it is a new world to me. Guarding Eden can be read as a standalone as I had never heard of the Midway Series until I read this book. It is obvious there are some other books featuring other characters, but it did not matter if I read them or not to fully enjoy this book. This book has a bit of mystery, action, and romance. I really enjoyed this book.
The plot of this book is simple. A guardian angel is sent to watch over a mortal after an incident occurs that causes the mortal to be in danger. What neither the guardian nor the mortal know is that there is much more to this assignment than either could imagine. This plot was done wonderfully. I have not read any angel books in a while, so this was a nice reintroduction into the genre.
Eden is a wonderful character. She is quite strong willed even though she comes off as shy and timid. I love her personality and how she cares so much for those around her. I think that is an important aspect to her character. Alex is a great character as well. He is a guardian angel who is known for being able to stick to the assignment and then move on without a thought. I think he had some developing to do in this story. I liked his protectiveness and caring ways as well.
These two characters are both undeniably drawn to each other, but neither knows why. It is forbidden, yet they both want to taste that fruit. Eden is especially confused as she is mortal and does not know about angels. This leads to some sexual tension between the characters as they both try and fight their desires. What makes it even better is that because of Alex’s role, he has to stay close to her which means the tension just continues to build.
I liked the way the author wrote this story. I loved the dual point of view between characters. Readers get to better understand the angel world, while also getting to experience what the mortal being thrown into this new world is going through. I think it adds a layer needed in the book. The pace of the book is good as well. The only complaint I had about the book was some of the characters reactions were a bit unrealistic for me personally, but it was not enough to affect my enjoyment of the book.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It makes me want to go back and read the other books in the series to see where these other characters have been. I would recommend this book to others who like books in this genre. I think that you should give this book a try, especially if you like angel books. Great job!
Writing Style: 4/5
2016 Young Adult Author of the Year - Penned Con
2013 Break Out Author by Young Adult & Teen Readers
2013 Book of the Year (Hidden Wings)
Cameo Renae was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and recently moved with her husband and children to Alaska.
She's a daydreamer and a caffeine and peppermint addict who loves to laugh, loves to read, and loves to escape reality. One of her greatest joys is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance and sharing it with others.
One day she hopes to find her own magic wardrobe and ride away on her magical unicorn. Until then...she'll keep writing!