heart of stoneTitle: Heart of Stone

Series: Gargoyles #1

Author: Christine Warren

Website: http://christinewarren.net/books/heart.php

Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks

Publication Date: December 31, 2013


ISBN-13: 978-1250012654

Genre: Paranormal

Source: Received for an honest review.

Book Description Courtesy of Amazon:

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?

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.

My Thoughts:

This series reads like it’s going to be pretty good. Gargoyles aren’t your typical paranormal paramours, but Ms. Warren does an exceptional job of getting the reader captivated by the possibility. I was fascinated by the back-story of Kees and his brethren, the Guardians, and how they are the opposition to the Dark demons and their quest to takeover the world.  Ms. Warren has set up a seemingly insurmountable task for Guardians with the destruction of their home base and multiple murders of those who are meant to protect them in their dormant stone state.

The only reason I gave it a 3 instead of a 4 was Ella. We just didn’t click, and her character was like nails on a chalkboard to me throughout the entire story. If the rest of it hadn’t hooked me so deeply, I wouldn’t spend any more time on this series. However, she is but a small part in a large production, and I can overlook that when Book #2, Stone Cold Lover comes out late this summer. It is at the top of my “to read” list, for sure!

Rating: 3

HEAT Rating: Hot

Reviewed By: Daysie W.

 Review Courtesy of: My Book Addiction and More