Monday, July 9, 2012

Providence by Jamie McGuire (Providence #1)

In the old world shadows of Providence, Rhode Island, Nina Grey finds herself the center of a war between Hell and Earth. Struggling with her father’s recent death, Nina meets Jared Ryel by chance…or so she believes. Although his stunning good looks and mysterious talents are a welcome distraction, it soon becomes clear that Jared knows more about Nina than even her friends at Brown University. When questions outnumber answers, Jared risks everything to keep the woman he was born to save—by sharing the secret he was sworn to protect. When her father’s former associates begin following her in the dark, Nina learns that her father is not the man she thought he was, but a thief who stole from demons. Searching for the truth behind her father’s death, Nina stumbles upon something she never expected—something Hell wants—and only she holds the key.
Initial Thoughts:
I hadn't read anything paranormal since the latest Sookie Stackhouse came out and I loved Jamie McGuire's book Beautiful Disaster, so I figured I would like this one. Cover art was a little lacking, though.

This paranormal story line has nothing to do with vampires, werewolves, witches, fairies, etc. Which was refreshing.

Jared is the ultimate protector. I wish I had someone like him around at all times, maybe I wouldn't be so clumsy!

Although there are a lot of characters, they are all well developed. There aren't any filler characters either.

I liked that it was set in Providence. I don't think I have read another book set there.

There was not only one, but TWO swoon worthy guys in this book.

A few typos here and there. I know it was a self published novel, but run it through a spell checker maybe?

It wasn't made clear if everyone has a guardian angel or just a select few. I want one.

There are quite a few similarities in this book to Twilight, but just enough differences to keep it intriguing.

The Wrap Up: 3.5/5
Pretty darn decent paranormal romance novel. I liked Jared and Nina together, and there was enough drama to keep me reading, but not so much that there was confusion. I liked it enough to read the sequel as well.

Favorite Quote:
"Don't interrupt my anxiety attack. It's rude."

Want to get a start on book 1 of the Providence trilogy? Clickity click here!

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