Sentinel by Joshua Winning

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Title: Sentinel

Author: Joshua Winning

Series Status: 1st book in the Sentinel Trilogy

# of pages: 264

My rating: 4/5 stars

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synopsis

From Goodreads

“What is a Sentinel? A guard. A detective. A killer…”

They are the world’s best-kept secret – an underground society whose eternal cause is to protect the world against the dark creatures and evil forces that inhabit the night.

Now Sentinels are being targeted, murdered and turned as the fury of an ancient evil is unleashed once more. And when 15-year-old Nicholas Hallow’s parents are killed in a train crash, the teenager is drawn into a desperate struggle against malevolent powers.

Sentinel is the first book in the Sentinel Trilogy – a world of unconventional heroes, monsters, murder and magic.

my-review

* I received a free copy in exchange for a honest review *

Such a great opening book for a series and has me dying to pick the next one up immediately. I was so excited when this finally came in the mail and I was able to start it and now I know what my next read will be.

This dark and eerie story weaves a tale that kept me interested and dying to know more as I turned each page. Along with the addicting nature of the tale I was hooked on everything else happening too which made this book incredibly hard to put down.

Our main character, Nicholas Hallow, is not a typical YA main character yet it was hard not to enjoy him as the main character. He’s unique and he stands out and it makes all the difference. Plus he is surrounded by a group of characters that are also enjoyable so it made for a great group.

Then there is the world building which is always an important must and was marvelously done. It was chilling to read at times and was so well written that it illustrates all these invisible and tiny details that I would never have thought of.

Overall I really enjoyed this read and I am definitely starting the second book, Ruins, immediately.

4 stars

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