About the Book
Author: Kristin D. Van Risseghem
Genre: Young Adult Christian Fiction
Number of Pages: 282
Synopsis: Zoe Jabril could be just another 17-year-old girl attending parties with her friends and checking out cute guys—except her best friend is a Guardian Angel, and the boy she crushes on is a Nephilim, half-angel, both sent to Earth to protect her. A high school classmate happens to be a trendsetting shopaholic fairy. And now there’s a new werewolf in town.
Zoe has to deal with her feelings toward Shay, who spreads a strange electrical current through her body every time he touches her. Now Zoe is under constant attack from demons, trying to kill and stop her from fulfilling the Prophecy: a girl will be born who will unite the Enlightens to battle evil. Then on top of that, between boring homework and drama with girls at school, she has to control new found talents if she’s to prevent the devil from escaping Hell.
In order to do so, Zoe must devise a kick-ass plan ASAP or watch everyone die, because she’s running out of time. She turns eighteen in two months—the date Armageddon kicks off.
Zoe is an average teenage girl. She's into friends and boys, but when she and her best friend, Kieran are attacked by unusual creatures she soon learns she's anything but average. Zoe also discovers Kieran isn't the person she believed him to be. In fact, he's an angel sent to protect Zoe since birth and the new guy, Shay, she's been crushing on is a half-angel on the same mission as Kieran. With her head reeling, Zoe isn't sure what to think, but when she's attacked again and her friend, Sidelle (who happens to be a fairy) rescues her she begins to believe Kieran's story. However, learning she is the chosen one who will fulfill the prophecy in a battle of good versus evil is a little too much for Zoe to grasp. She'd rather just spend time getting to know Shay and forget saving the world, but her protectors have sworn their lives to keep her safe and she knows she can't let them down. Will Zoe accept her role and unite the Enlightens in battle before it costs her everyone she loves?
The Guardian, a Sword, & Stilettos is an enthralling young adult read. The characters are rich and appealing and the plot is unique and well told. The budding romance along with the catty high school girls who torment Zoe help add believeability to the story. I, as I'm sure many parents will too, liked how the author kept Zoe and Shay's relationship innocent with much of the book's focus being on Zoe's inner struggles of doing what's right. All in all I found this to be well rounded story that kept me glued to the pages.
I highly recommend picking up a copy.