Another great book in this series which at first I was a little hesitant about bit am enjoying and as the series goes on.This book picks up straight where the last one, Hunted, finishes and we re straight back into the action I liked that there was charavter and relationship development in this book, however we still have a lot questions to be answered The end of this book did leave me hanging off the edge of that cliff, however hopefully it won t be too long till the next book where we ll get our questions answered I m just sad it will be the end of the series.Five stars for this book from me, really enjoyed it and how everything is progressing along. dnf at page 97 Assassins, Ancient Magic, And The Mysterious Collector Bring New Challenges To The Horsemen Can The Five Find The Answers They Need Before It S Too Late Three Humans Are Dead, And The Search Is On For The Surviving Member From Vee S Online Group If He S Alive, Seth Could Hold The Key To Who S Behind The Attacks And Why The Group Are TargetsThanks To Their Broken Alliance With The Fae, The Four Horseman And Vee Must Turn To Others For Help And Are Pulled Deeper Into The Supernatural Underworld The Danger The World Faces Is Greater Than They Imagined And Someone Is Determined The Horsemen Will FailThe Four Horsemen Will Each Do Whatever It Takes To Protect Vee, But As Vee S Relationship With The Guys Intensifies, So Does Her Power How Powerful Can She Become And At What Cost To The Four Horsemen S Future The Four Horsemen reviews 1 Legacy here 2 Bound here 3 Hunted here 4 Guardians See below 5 Chaos here 6 Descent here 7 Reckoning hereBonus books 3.5 Tricked here Book 4 in the amazing book series where the author has managed to breathe new life into this very old biblical legend of the four Horsemen If you haven t already read the first books, Legacy, Bound Hunted, I would strongly recommend doing so, before moving on to this one.Guardians pick up exactly where Hunted left Vee and her four Pony Boys Heath aka DeathEwan aka PestilenceJoss aka FamineXander aka WarThe plot thickens and the bodies are beginning to pile up and it all seem to be connected to Vee Now that things have gotten personal, Vee isn t handling things all that great She s feeling like a failure because she s not at full power yet and thus, she feels like she s letting the Pony Boys down On top of that, she can t seem to shake the distressing feeling that maybe the Fae was right, what if she is dangerous Desperate times call for desperate measures, or so Vee thinks So, she asks Joss to strip her of all her human emotions, convinced that the lack of her humanity will make her stronger However, this could end up harming them If Joss does as Vee asks, what will happen to their bond Will the Pony Boys Vee then get lost, to make room for a power machine The story keeps getting and complex and there s confusion, anxiety, hurt and doubt within the ranks But this doesn t stop the pull each of the Pony Boys feel towards Vee and we do get to see interactions between Vee and her guys.As a reader, I find it hard to fully trust Vee She seems to go from kick ass mode till insecure in mere seconds Is that due to circumstances Is there something sinister going on inside her, that we don t know about yet Why has there never been a fifth before Why now Is she their saving grace or their Achilles heel We all know those books that completely draw you in, twist you around, just to spit you back out with those cruel words to be continued that is this book in a nut shell, and I absolutely loved every minute of the 5 hours spend squeezing my tablet, whilst ploughing through this book Readers be warned this book contains a major cliff hanger that won t be revealed until book 5 which, as a Horseman addict, I m not happy about but with the books being released almost monthly, I m sure I ll survive Full disclosure the book contains steamy content but I think LJ Swallow manages to walk the line and keep it from being sleazy The sex scenes are well written and suit the moments, it doesn t seem forced and the words are well chosen. Guardians picks up exactly where Hunted left off The bodies are beginning to pile up and it s getting closer and closer to Vee Now it s personal and her human side is not coping well She s shocked and shutting down She s also feeling guilty that she s letting her Horsemen down by not being strong enough Plus, there s this voice inside her, a Vee that may be dangerous In her desperation, she asks Joss to strip her of her human emotions feeling that it will make her stronger However, if he does as she requests, will it take away her ability to connect with the guys Will it take away the part of her that the guys love The story is getting complicated, darker The Horsemen are following leads from Seth, Vee s on line co conspirator Leads that have them dealing with beings they would rather avoid, Hunters, Demons, the ancient Collector There are no answers, only mysteries Vee is getting closer to the Horsemen, but at the same time trust is disappearing and fear of her impact on the group is returning Once again we are left to wonder who is Vee Why a fifth now Is she making them stronger or tearing them apart There is confusion, fear, pain, hurt, suspicion, and anger among the group, not to mention the lust that always lingers between the guys and Vee There s also a danger that can t be seen A dark coldness with the power to destroy This series just keeps getting better Each book is entertaining, but this book took the series to a new level The tension was there from page one and only increased with each page The darkness is growing and the Horsemen seem at a loss Several times one or of them was seriously shaken by information coming to light For the first time, they don t seem invincible For the first time, Vee s presence seems as if it could cause them weakness, not strength Vee is at a crossroads, who is she and whom does she want to be There are no answers only paths to follow Warning The book ends with a cliffhanger that will gut you Chaos can not arrive soon enough You re the heart of us all, Vee Don t destroy who we are EwanOnce again this book took me far too long I quite like The Four Horseman series but it hasn t captured me to the point where I can t put them down Though I feel so sorry for anyone reading Guardians before Chaos came out the ending is an emotional gut punch.There was another serious step up in the pace during the course of Guardians But I guess it is book 4 in a 7 book series so that makes sense A lot happens, there are a lot of revelations and I m currently feeling a little broken The guarding of the title is tied to the people they believed were hunting in them previously in Hunted Seth, the man they are protecting is odd Clearly not a threat to their relationship, he is human as far as we know but I don t know it felt off Like it was too easy, he is a definite plot devise not a driver for the relationship Not that jealousy can be a massive thing in a polyandry situation, especially with the amount of power at play here.My main take away from Guardians, sex is power Between the previous explosions and Joss power enhancement in Guardians all coming from sex between the Pony Boys and Vee Seriously not complaining Joss is adorable I love him so much Watching him so haunted is troubling but again necessary Though I would to know which of Vee s men people favour.I have serious concerns about who Vee may be and where this might be going If I m right some of the boys may handle it better than others But I always hold concerns for the overthinking Ewan. My reading experience in a gif Getting monotonousThis series is getting kinda hokey Seeming to drag on and on adding people who act superior making the main characters look incompetent and too stupid the follow clues If these guys really were all there was to save the world we d all need to bend over and kiss it goodbye I ll read Or try I should say the next but it needs to get better And these kids need to grow up. Disappointed to say the least..Title says it all It felt dragged out and stretched and I m so disappointed in this series I try to give books like this a chance but when authors grasp at straws in order to prolong the series it s so painful. I was seriously going to DNF this series after this book It has been so hellish trying to get through these books because they are SO DAMN BORING And I am not exaggerating I m reading this series with my lovely Twin and she feels the same way It s dragging and boring But She has patience than me apparently because she s almost on the last one and I was dragging my feet to finish this book.The story just fell off after kind of picking up in the third book I was actually a teeny tiny bit excited to continue with the series after I finished the third book Then you get to this one and it s like the characters are just all going freaking insane No one is working together Everyone is acting like assholes And they re all arguing All the damn time And it s just not fun to read about.Verity, the female MC, she is absolutely insufferable She is annoying She makes the worst decisions She whines all the fucking time I just can t deal with her any.I m going to debate on if I want to finish this series or not If the book hadn t ended the way it did, I would 100% not finish this series But now I m debating We ll see. Absolutely astounding The plot is really thickening in this one, and I love how complex and intriguing the story is becoming There are potential threats, and numerous enemies, around every corner, and even among themselves there is trust issues, seeping tension, and secrets being kept I don t trust Seth as far as I d throw him, and what darkness is inside all of them, especially Vee I loved how the relationships developed in this one, even with the flaws and potential rifts between some of the pairings And that ending is killer in a good way and while I had suspected as much, it doesn t take away from the impact I m already chomping at the bit for the next installment Fantastic job, Lisa This series is one of my fave RH series right now Up there with Curse of the Gods by JJ in my opinion Can t wait for Chaos
LJ Swallow is a paranormal romance and urban fantasy author who is the alter ego of bestselling contemporary romance author Lisa Swallow.Giving in to her dark side, LJ spends time creating worlds filled with supernatural creatures who don t fit the norm, and heroines who are likely to kick ass than sit on theirs.
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- Guardians (The Four Horsemen, #4)
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- 09 April 2019 L.J. Swallow