Saturday, July 27, 2013

Summer Reading 2013 The Cypher (Guardians Inc. #1)

I finished The Cypher (Guardians Inc. #1) by Julian Rosado-Machain while I was eating breakfast this morning. The story reminded me of The Grimm Legacy with the teenager getting a job as a library assistant and then finding out it's not a typical library. Thomas and Gramps are both hired by Guardians, Inc. and have to sign nondisclosure agreements. Once they begin their jobs, they quickly find out why the agreements are necessary. Most humans don't realize that magical creatures like fauns and gargoyles exist (some of them right in Central Park).

I enjoyed the plot and the action was lively - martial arts, magical attacks, robots - a nice variety. Thomas is a very believable character. His feelings and actions are what you would expect from a teenage boy being picked on by bullies at school, or trying to flirt with a pretty girl, or finding out that he has a very rare talent. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series, Thundersword.

I would recommend this book to readers who enjoyed The Grimm Legacy, The Colossus Rises, or the Percy Jackson or Sisters Grimm series.

Check out the website, the trailer, or the FaceBook page for more information.

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