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The Girl

(Guardians #1)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  6,781 ratings  ·  597 reviews
After his death, Marcus found the love of his life...

Unfortunately it's not his sexy, telekinetic angel girlfriend – it's Emmy Baxter... a human.

Between torture, demon attacks, and midterms, Marcus and Emily must fight their feelings for a devastating prophecy has predicted:

"Should Angel and Human unite, humanity will perish."
Paperback, 312 pages
Published September 30th 2012 (first published January 2nd 2012)
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Brenda I agree with you, Rhea. I like to get lost in books, but was repeatedly yanked back to reality by the grammatical and spelling errors/typos in this…moreI agree with you, Rhea. I like to get lost in books, but was repeatedly yanked back to reality by the grammatical and spelling errors/typos in this series . I understand how it is easy for the writer to get so caught up in the creative process that she makes errors. Are the editors overworked, under-educated or just lazy?

I must say that it's not only this series, but most books I've read lately. It's very sad. (less)
Maryjo English You have to keep reading the rest of the books, she hasn't answered the questioned yet on what happens if Marcus and Emmy stay together. I lost it…moreYou have to keep reading the rest of the books, she hasn't answered the questioned yet on what happens if Marcus and Emmy stay together. I lost it when Reese died, I almost put the book down and walked away but I hate loosing characters.. Lol the world froze when Rio saved the kids because the council came down but you have to read more books to get those answers. This is a great series!!! (less)

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This is why I don't read that much YA anymore... the characters make me wanna scratch my eyes out! This story has a wonderful world set up with a great storyline and plot but the characters ruined it for me. They are SO IMMATURE! I even put this down numerous times telling myself that I couldn't possibly read anymore. This book had the potential but it just didn't reach it.

The reason I picked this book up (besides it being free) was because the allure of an angel book. I'm a sucker for a good
Dec 19, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I had two thoughts while reading this book.


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That's basically it.

The story was boring, and annoying.

The main character also annoyed me. I was sick of her by 20%.
Some of the things she said were ridiculous.
I felt like i was constantly doing this

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Overall, dull.
If you value your brain cells, don't read this.
DNF @ 90%
Mild spoilers***

This book was going SO WELL. At the start I was laughing and enjoying the story. The MC was fun and I could ignore the insta-love by thinking that it was something supernatural like mates or whatever. And then it just ended. The MC grew annoying and weak, and her personality was unstable. The insta-love grew out of control, and even after the MC promised to give up on the guy she kept throwing herself at (it was disappointingly pathetic), she still continued to hide in
Kaitlynn Schoolfield
Best book i have on my kindle and that is saying something it can seriously rival the entire Twilight saga and any other book you could think of in any way :) and Lola StVil is an amazing author in all ways :D
Jackie (No Bent Spines)
Beware of spoilers

Okay, um, uh, no.
So here's the thing to two main characters are cheaters. Both of them. Two-timer. They were the only characters in the book I hated. Hell, I liked the antagonists more than I liked them.
Emmy (main girl) has an immediate, utter and irreversible love for Marcus (main guy). She is obsessed but he has a girl friend so she try's (and fails miserably) at trying to stay away from him. Then she ends up kissing him. Oh my. I feel really bad for Marcus's girl friend. I
Angela  Stephens
Dec 20, 2012 rated it it was ok
There are so many reasons why I should like this book. The concept is interesting, the world building is excellent, and the supporting cast members are what kept me reading. But the main characters were so bad! By the end of the book I was so disgusted by Emmy and Marcus that I wanted Ameana to drop both of those whiny, self absorbed twits off a bridge.
You're supposed to help stop the end of the world, but you are more worried about whether you can get the guy you just met to dump his girlfriend
Nov 02, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 1-anti-favorites

Did you like Prince of Wolves? Well, here is the angel version.

WARNING: ranting and sarcastic comments ahead. BEWARE.

Insta-love strikes again; only this time, there is no real reason for it. No, literally. She was taken to the angel house, he shows up, and suddenly she refuses to blink and it hurts him to keep his eyes off of her. Okay.... why? Previously I have accepted insta-love because there is some paranormal reason that makes it happen, maybe imprinting or even fate. If there was one
Charlotte  Black
Apr 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This is the first of two self-published books that completely blew me away. I recommend bloggers to read and review them. The authors deserve full credit for their awesome stories.


So I've been having an Angel detox for 3 months. I've read so many in the last year that I couldn't stomach much more God vs. Satan, Fallen Angels, White Angels, Good versus Evil Etc. I started one more, a traditionally published popular one at that, and I couldn't take it. Same old, same old. I had to
Elisabeth Wheatley
So I have heard some really good things about this author and this series from Stephanie over at REVIEWING WHAT I'M READING, but I figured "angels aren't my thing." Then I took part in the cover reveal for the fourth book in the series and then, well, I couldn't read them out of order! And this is one of those times when my mild OCD worked for good because otherwise, I would've missed out on this awesome story! This is one of those books that make me think "darn, I wish I could make people ...more
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16-year-old Emerson is shocked when a shoot out happens at her school, and she is then abducted by some of the other kids.
Who are these kids? What do they want with Emerson? And who was shooting at her?

This book was just painful. I was so bored that I couldn’t get to the end quick enough.

Emerson annoyed me, purely because she did and said some stupid things. She seemed fine when people died, but then when her ipod was taken away from her she was ‘
May 02, 2013 rated it did not like it
Emmy is pathetic. She falls in love with an angel, Marcus. Marcus also has a girlfriend. Something that really pissed me off was when they asked her to do something and then she says that she agrees but only on one condition, Marcus has to go on a date with her or something. I hate how Emmy can't take a hint. Marcus is with someone else. No matter how many times he tells her that he's not interested or even that he has other commitments (to his GIRLFRIEND!)she doesn't care.
Have some dignity.
The blurb from Goodreads

Emmy - a bookish, witty student - is rescued by six teenaged angels with powers, called Guardians. They've been sent to elicit the secret from her before the demons can. Emmy later learns that her name is the only clue to locating a sought-after bridge that for centuries, Evil has plotted to destroy; this would in turn bring about the end of humanity.

Things get worse when Emmy falls madly in love with Marcus, the well-intentioned but obstinate leader of the Guardians. He
Jasmine Villanova
Beneath the Moon and Stars review

Words can't even describe my love for this book. It was beyond amazing. It was so original. I've never read an angel book like this. Every angel has a different power. Not only do they have wings but they get an awesome power too. That's just not fair. This is one of those book that you want to jump into. It was very hard to put down.

I really liked Emmy. She handles things pretty well. Sometimes she broke down but she's human what do you expect. At times
Jan 25, 2013 rated it did not like it
Admittedly I have not yet completed the book, in fact am only on the first couple of chapters/sections.
But I had to already list out my displeasures about the book. The author writes in first hand, from the perspective of the main character Emmy. But from the first moment on, when she was kidnapped briefly by some ''friends'', shes missed framing the main character out with the more realistic strands of thought that one must have if they find themselves kidnapped:
For instance, being told a story
Feb 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok, I just finished this book last night. I couldn't sleep at all wondering would happen next. I have read lots of Angel books but this is different. Not one Angel is perfect. They all have flaws and short comings. The team leader,Marcus is hot. So. hot. But he also has a strong stubborn streak that makes me want to shake him. I want him and Emmy to get together even if it does mean the end of the world! Emmy, the human is so like me. She is always in her head. She feels like she sucks at ...more
Beneath the Moon and Stars
Marissa's review:
I really didn't know what to expect from this book but I was totally blown away. I can say that I'm tired of angel books until the cows come home but every time I read another one I love it. This one was no exception. One of the best things about this book was how different it was from other angel books. There was a different back story and they had different 'gadgets' which I thought were great and every angel had a different power based on their 'Core' which is basically the
Jan 19, 2014 rated it liked it
I didn't think I'd like this book. For the first 15%, I was reading this question my existence and wondering why I put myself through this. No, really, what's wrong with me?

But apparently my subconscious has some insight, because by the end I couldn't put it down. Seriously. I needed to read it, and I couldn't stop it.

So I'm rating this book 2.5, mainly because my feelings towards this were torn. Here are my pros and cons/goods and bads of the book.

-Creative storyline. I loved the idea of
heather - NightlyReading
Jan 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
“Marcus, this is Emerson Baxter. She’s gonna help us save the world.” I looked at her quickly, then went back to the Muse. She was too short. Her hair was a tangled mess. Her T-shirt had a cartoon pig on it and was ugly and ill-fitted. I wanted her. I wanted to touch her."

I haven’t been joining many book tours lately due to trying to keep up with the review copies that I have been receiving but, when I read the synopsis for this little book, I knew that I had to jump right on! I was not
Feb 22, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Holly by: Lola St. Vil
I was given a free version of this from the author herself and I thank her for her patience because I forgot more than once that it was in my queue. I would put this closer to 3.5 than a pure 3.

Emmy's life gets turned upside down when she is attacked at school by people out to kidnap her. She's saved by angels called Guardians because she is the key to the fate of the world. Emmy knows something that they need to know or the world will fall apart. The question is does Emmy really know the
Feb 10, 2013 rated it did not like it
The premise drew me into this book, but I was disappointed. The author knows enough about mythologies to mix Christian and Taoist ideas together relatively seamlessly, unless you know both well to see the differences.

The main female protagonist, Emmy, is a shallow heroine. She immediately falls in love with Marcus, the main angelic hero, and spends most of the book pining for him. Her infatuation is given the title of "love", although what a selfish love it is. Her dismay at not being chosen by
Jun 01, 2013 rated it did not like it
This book was terrible. It wasn't the plot. The plot had potential. It was the main characters. They ruined EVERYTHING. Emerson cries over everything. Not even exaggerating. Plus, she's a rudesby and tries to take Ameana's boyfriend and ruin their relationship countless times. Then Marcus, who is awful, and says he loves Ameana and carries on their relationship, but tells Emerson he wants her and loves her, but he's not going to break up with Ameana because Emerson "will be the end of him" but ...more
Atefeh Cheunyoung
Mar 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing

This books is so Amazing I am giving 5 stars! Emmy and Marcus IS so kldfjøs, My feels is like now all over the place! And OMG, Reese suprised me, I didn't know he had feelings for Emmy, well cause he was good at hiding it! and the most thing that suprised me was Reese dying! OMG, I felt the pain, WHYYYY???!! and it was going soo finee between Em and Reese, She kissed him before his dead, such a nice present! XD but yeah, I got so
Feb 03, 2013 rated it did not like it
I have to agree with the other lower ratings of this book. And I apologize in advance for this relatively harsh review.

------ SPOILERS ------

The characters have very little depth, if any at all. The main character is completely obsessive and reminds me of all the bad qualities we saw in Bella Swan from Twilight. And what I really don't understand is how this shy little girl who never breaks the rules turns into such a loud mouth, argumentative, clingy, entitled, brat who needs a boy to define
Anna (Unquenchable Reads)
Jan 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks
Emmy was just an average, lonely girl who lived with her mom. It all starts on a normal school day.

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Sarah Burgess
Nov 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I picked this book up for free on kobo thinking it was just another YA novel. I was going to give it 100 pages it get good but it only took 2. The book is well written and very additive with its page turning chapters and well developed charaters. Its a must read for any teen. However the wonderful thing about it is, im not a teenager anymore and still loved it. After the first on you will be all over the 2, and 3. Happy reading
Oct 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You know there are some books that are rare, meaningful, and amazing more than any treasure you ever glimpse or possess in the palm of your hand? It's one of those very rare occasions that you can actually find it. Those kinds of books are like gold, diamond, or any valuable treasures--that is hard to find in the ground because it's so valuable. Well, This one is certainly one of those kinds of book that are rare-meaningful books and will always hold a special place in my collection.
Miranda Wheeler
Feb 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review: I don't know quite where to start! I'm still jumpy and all over the place from the primal "girl need more book now" state the last page left me with. Pardon the sporadic thought, but I absolutely adored this book. Well-written, age-appropriate, and undeniably clever, I was completely shocked by how.incredibly.much I enjoyed this book! I devoured it in a few hours, and it seemed physically impossible to set down, even to update my Goodreads status. Between a forbidden love that rivals ...more
Jan 09, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.8 out of 5 stars

So first of all, I picked up this book solely because it was free on Amazon. The content of the story seemed a bit too "lovey" for me and I was super reluctant to even start reading. Now that I've finished, the only thing I can say is that I have very mixed emotions concerning this book. With that said, let's get into the review!

Let's go good to bad. I liked this story because of the creative plot and background behind it. St. Vil creates this new "Heaven" and makes new
Anna (Enchanted by YA)
I was sceptical about this book because it had very much mixed reviews, and a lot centred on the fact that it was a clear insta-love romance. But I went ahead and read it anyway, and boy, they were not wrong!

From the first time Emmy laid eyes on Marcus she was completely infatuated and while this was annoyingly stupid (for obvious reasons), at the start she mocked herself as well so it was actually rather funny. This improved her character so much, especially since my opinions of her changed so
E. C. McRoy
**Also published on my YA Book Blog**

I'm going to give this a 1.75 review because I can't quite bring myself to make it a 2, though it got significantly better the farther I got.

So, the things I liked about this book:

The diversity. I liked that not every character was some white guy/girl who fit the stereotypical vision of American movie star beauty. That was refreshing, though I wish we got a little more of their cultural color through the writing.

... um, that's about it actually. I was going
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