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Guarding Angel (Fallen Redemption #1)

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Guardian angel Enael can't seem to keep her human Wards in check. They're the ones who choose their paths before reincarnating-she's just there to help make sure they stay on track. But it's not as easy as it might look.

When she meets and falls in love with charismatic Kaspen, a fellow Guardian, Enael's feelings about Heaven, Hell, demons, and the life she's known are turn
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Published May 19th 2014 by Smashwords Edition
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Bisky Scribbles
May 19, 2014 Bisky Scribbles rated it it was amazing
This is one of the most in depth, well researched and well thought through stories I’ve read for a while. It was so immersive that I stayed up all night reading until I finished.

This had all the elements of a story that I like. History, complex villains, atmospheric fight scenes and foreshadowing that REALLY has me curious about what will happen in the next novel. I rarely read books twice. I get bored too easily. But I will read this again when the next in the series comes out. I’m more excited
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Megan
May 29, 2014 Megan rated it really liked it
Enael is just trying to guard her wards and move to becoming a Keeper of the Books of Life. That is, until she meets Kaspen, a charismatic Guardian that shows her that there’s more to her existence. She, in turn, realizes that there’s more to Kaspen then meets her eye. She is more drawn to him than anyone before him, but her own past keeps her from letting him in. When Enael is introduced to Yasva, Kaspen’s former lover, she is thrown into a love triangle so dangerous that it is unknown if she a ...more
Rachael Slate
Feb 18, 2014 Rachael Slate rated it it was amazing
Romance-spiked fantasy that definitely lives up to its gorgeous cover!

Guarding Angel is a beautifully written, enthralling tale of guardian angel Enael’s struggles to find her own destiny while guiding the lives of the humans she's responsible for. The world-building is fantastic and definitely drew me in from the very beginning. I loved the idea of each person having their own personal guardian, helping them through their lives and the temptations they chose to experience.

When Enael meets Kaspe
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Justine
May 18, 2014 Justine rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Now normally I don't read too many adult books and normally I'm not a fan of angel books, but Guarding Angel has renewed my faith in both. This was such an original and refreshing take on angels. I was sucked in right from the get go.
There are numerous secondary characters in this novel but I fell in love with each and everyone of them regardless if they were a good person or not. My favourite character was Tabi
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Punk Farie
Jul 05, 2014 Punk Farie added it
Shelves: author-sent, dnf
Did Not Finish. Got to around 30%

One of the ideas in this book is that humans are reincarnated and before their reincarnation, they choose the path their next life will take. One minor character chooses the path of emotional strife and one of the things she will experience is rape. She chooses to be raped . She not only chooses to be raped but is "adamant that her son be conceived from rape".

That's a big fat nope from me. No one would ever choose to be raped. On the flip side of that that mean
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Frances
Feb 04, 2016 Frances rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, angels, series
Guarding Angel is epic. I was on an amazing emotional roller coaster ride from the start. The simple summary would be it is a tale of good versus evil; angels versus demons. The book, in my opinion, is much more complex than that. It is a kaleidoscope of different levels of angels, demons, minions, humans and beliefs. It was disturbing, entertaining, emotional, and, for me, philosophical. It is a book that I will return to again. And again.
It is hard for me to choose what I loved best about thi
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Ken Baker
May 23, 2014 Ken Baker rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Coming from indie author S. L. Saboviec, Guarding Angel is a well-produced piece of literature. Many, if not most, indie works are production nightmares with badly designed covers, poor formatting and prose littered with glaring errors. Not so with Guardian Angel. You can see this is an author who spent time not only in the writing of the book, but also its design and production.

The cover design is flawless; I can honestly say that I have never seen anything quite like it in the indie world so
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Jane
May 12, 2014 Jane rated it really liked it
Guarding Angel (Fallen Redemption #1) by S L Saboviec

3.5 Stars

‘Humans make their incarnation plans before birth and it is the Guardians sacred duty to ensure nothing interferes with following that plan.’ Enael isn’t a confident guardian angel and continuously doubts her ability to guide Daniel on his chosen path. When he fails to resist the temptation that comes in the form of Miriam, Enael seeks advice from her archangel Rehniah to see what she can do to bond with her charge and help him keep t
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Heidi Barnes
Aug 05, 2014 Heidi Barnes rated it really liked it
I was surprised by this book. Not my normal read, it is in the genre I like most. From the first page it drew me in and kept me interested because I wanted to know what Enael's secrets were. Where there were times she frustrated me because I could see what the answer to her questions and she could not and I wanted to reach in and shake her, to me that is good writing because it means I am emotionally invested in the characters. I don't want to say much more because I don't want to give spoilers, ...more
Olivia at Fictionally Obsessed




When I first did the cover reveal for Guarding Angel and spent minutes just staring at the amazing cover and reading the synopsis, I knew that it was a book that I just had to get my hands on. 




Guardian Angel is about these angels who have humans (called their Wards in the book) to not protect, but influence the way they think to lead them on the right path. The plot of Guarding Angel is actually quite complex, as it's not only focusing on the main character, but there are lots of
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Amy Softa
So what motivated me to pick Guarding Angel? I have to confess the concept of a paranormal romance centering around reincarnation is what pulled me in. I am a believer in reincarnation and wanted to see how the author worked it into her story. Angel stories also tend to be one of my favorite branches of paranormal genre, right behind vampires and before werewolves…yes I rank them. So the desire to work more indie authors into my reading rotation and a story that caught my attention it was the ri ...more
Miriam
Sep 15, 2014 Miriam rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series, fantasy
Enael was more human than I expected her to be. Despite being a supernatural being charged with keeping her Wards on track, she suppresses any desire to connect with them. She was more a jailor than guardian in that she refused to really understand who her Wards were. It was plain to see they were more than just a human who chose a path and needed an unseeing guide to ensure they stayed on that path. They were souls reincarnated multiple times whose histories revealed their thought processes, t ...more
Amy
I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or my review in any way.

The author asked me to review this book before the cover reveal of the second in the series, Reaping Angel. I was a little bias actually, I don't usually judge a book by its cover, but with a book like this you just can't help it - it's so pretty! It sounded like my kind of thing as well, so I said yes. You know what? It was fantastic.

I really
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WOW what did I just read????

firstthoughtsVery in-depth. A lot of story line to grasp. This was a looooong book and not the easiest reads but well worth it. Though at times I did want to stop I"m so very glad that I didn't. The world that the author unfolds is like none I've ever experienced before and probably never will again.

myreviewEnael is a guarding angel or Guardian. She is assigned "Wards" to watch over from conception to death. Where she returns their souls to Heaven for reincarnation. It's during one of th
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Kyra
Jun 27, 2014 Kyra rated it liked it
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I loved the idea of this novel; the way that Saboviec has blended traditional ideas of heaven and hell in the Christian sense and mixed them with religions from all over the world. She has taken all the ideas of angels and woven them into a tapestry that blends in perfectly to the story. I loved the way that the angels were ranked, giving new life to old terms such as Seraphim, Nephilim, Archangels, Cherubs, Muses and Guardians, and giving new stations to a
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Nowick
Jun 21, 2014 Nowick rated it really liked it
The fantasy genre is one I have not read widely in, so you can take my comments with a grain of salt. That said, any work of fiction needs to hang together and engage the reader on its own merits, genre conventions notwithstanding.

My response to Guarding Angel is mixed. On the positive side:
• The prose is clean and well crafted.
• The created worlds of Earth, Heaven and Hell are reasonably convincing, to varying degrees. Earth wins this prize, with its scenes and characters alive on the page.
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We Said It: Literary Reviews  w/ Ts Blogging
Title: A Publisher’s Read
“Guarding Angel” by S. L. Saboviec

Reviewed by B. Smart
3/19/16
9:07 p.m.

Guardian angel Enael’s world is shaken to the core when she meets Kaspen, a charming and mysterious angel who completely alters the way she perceives the human race. Unlike her, he empathizes with his wards, influencing them easily, and she slowly finds herself falling for him; not knowing the reason for their inescapable attraction to one another. All is well until Yasva, Kaspen’s malevolent ex-lover,
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Claire
Guarding Angel is a very interesting read. Enael is a guardian angel who is responsible for guiding humans through the paths they have chosen as souls. Enael finds it difficult to understand or properly guide her charges, until she encounters Kaspen, a fellow guardian who is responsible for her current charge's temptation. Fascinated with Kaspen and his ways, she becomes embroiled in the plots of a newly fallen angel to rule the world.

This book is fascinating. The world building is fairly good,
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Chrissy (The Every Free Chance Reader)
Did I enjoy this book: I loved the premise–a book from the perspective of Guardian Angels isn’t something you come across every day, so I was excited to start reading. I LIKED the book (it kept me sane during a week-long stay in a hotel with a two-year-old): I liked the world-building, I liked the characters, and I loved the discord. I had a few small issues with, you know, ALL of the main characters burning off their wings and heading to Hell just when things got a little tense, but I guess I u ...more
Brittany
Aug 05, 2015 Brittany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from LoP (Lovers of Paranormal)*

I absolutely love to read books that are about angels! In Guarding Angel we are thrust into the life of an angel named Enael. She is a guardian angel who desperately wants to be promoted to the job level of Keeper. She doesn't seem to connect with the humans she guards and that seems to obstruct her plans. She looks down upon the humans because she doesn't quite understand them. When she meets a
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Karen
Jul 05, 2015 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book introduces you to Enael, Guarding Angel for difficult Wards. She meets Kaspen, a fellow Guarding Angel she can't get out of her head. Thanks to his former lover and her jealousy, her world is turned upside down.

With Guarding Angel, S. L. Saboviec has created an immensely thrilling fantasy story with local flair. The story comprises a broad variety of characters with sufficient depth, expertly woven situations and interesting interactions on Earth, in Heaven and in Hell. I had an exciti
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Kay
May 19, 2016 Kay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
(Please be warned: mild spoilers lie ahead.) :)

Books about angels and demons aren't normally my cup of tea, but with a blurb like this, I couldn't resist. The book starts off following Enael, who is struggling to help her Ward, Daniel, adhere to his Incarnation Plan. I was surprised when Daniel's life ended but the book didn't, but since he's not the main character, I guess I shouldn't have been. Though not exactly a likable guy, Daniel was intriguing, and by the time Enael had moved on to guard
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Alia
Jul 09, 2014 Alia rated it it was amazing
The full review will be posted on my blog soon. But for now, here's a tidbit of my thoughts about the novel:

I was given a digital copy by the author in exchange of an honest review

The ‘angels-versus-demons’ theme is not unusual when it comes to novels that involves these heavenly beings, but that’s where the similarity stops between Guarding Angel and the other novels. What makes it apart is its intriguing plot and interesting world-building around the angels, humans, and demons.

Guarding Angel
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Sharon Hatt
May 11, 2016 Sharon Hatt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heavens trials!
Enter a world of angels and their charges centering on an angel named Enael as she struggles with keeping her human charges in line, and finding her own place in the universe. Seeking guidance to more effectively help her charge she ironically finds herself tempted by the guardian (Kaspen) bonded to the charge temping hers. As Enael becomes closer to Kaspen, everything starts to change for her and she starts to question everything she once believed. Exciting start to not only a ne
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Jo
Aug 14, 2016 Jo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an intriguing story, if a little slow and ponderous in pacing at times.

Enael is on a journey of growth. Kaspen seems to be on the opposite path. And although their connection to each other was tangible, it was frustrating that a true relationship seemed just out of reach.

But. Given the events which unfold as the story goes on, how many of their choices are really their own, or just as a result of the scheming machinations of the hierarchy?

Manipulation, power,suspense and faith, all come
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Melissa
Jul 21, 2015 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting Premise.
I thought that the author's premise for the book was great. That being said though even though the writing was technically very good, great editing, the execution of the story just fell very flat for me. I like the characters, but found myself bored while reading several times, and really was unable to get into the story. I guess this one is just not for me. The only reason I did not DNF this book is because I physically can't. I do appreciate the authors inventive premise an
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Natalie Cannon
Apr 12, 2016 Natalie Cannon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I adored GUARDING ANGEL: it was addicting and interesting and tickled my fancies in the just the right way. The world-building, characters, and the characters' development were so spot on: Enael was very relatable and Saboviec outlined all her struggles so well that I kept rooting for her throughout the story, never becoming impatient for her realize such-and-such already. The adventure is epic; the lovers, true; the sadness and joy, real. I recommend this not only to all fantasy and history fan ...more
Angela  Sanders
5 Angelic Stars!!!

This is the first book I've read with such a twist on guardian angels. It's both beautiful, yet tragic at the same time. I cried for the guardians, their humans... This isn't just a battle of good vs evil, it's a book about learning to overcome your fears, loving someone wholly and completely; enough to sacrifice what you want in order to save them.
It's such an amazing story with a crazy turn of events at the end. It's a definite must-read! You won't be disappointed!
Dionne
Aug 01, 2014 Dionne rated it it was amazing
Actually I too read this. I found it interesting reading. It was so good I read from the beginning to the end in one day. That happens. I read something that's really good and I lose track of time. It was a great tale, in my opinion.
Mikeh392
Nov 11, 2014 Mikeh392 rated it it was amazing
Very enjoyable read. The character journeys are engaging and kept me turning the pages well into the night. I found the author's descriptions to be robust, transporting the reader across time and through the realms. I'm very much looking forward to the next book in the series.
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