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3.56  ·  Rating details ·  71 ratings  ·  44 reviews
Ziva Ellison has one memory of her parents, made the day they abandoned her on the streets of New York City when she was three years old. They left her with only a memory and a promise that she had a great and terrible destiny.

Fifteen years later, Ziva discovers that destiny includes powers that she doesn’t understand and can barely control. Her magic attracts vicious,
Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published January 21st 2020 by Blink
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Ashley Daviau
I’m right in the middle with this book. There were parts I loved and there were parts that I just wanted to skip over. The idea is absolutely fascinating and I could have read about it for days. Egyptian mythology and WWII mixed together is a sure fire way to grab my attention! The parts that focused on those two aspects were absolutely stellar and I adored them. What I enjoyed less was the characters and the love story. The characters just seemed flat and didn’t really make me feel anything and ...more
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
It was perfect absolutely everything I wanted and a little more. A good mixed of action, friendship, romance, found family and self-discovery.

The mythology was good somethings I knew and some I did not know witch made it interesting. Different Egyptian mythology creatures some common and some I had never seen before.

I liked how the romance was very slow burn even though it took place over one book. It went from being strangers to attraction to being friends to becoming more than friends but very
Hallie Szott

Ziva Ellison has been on her own for most of her life and never truly understood where she fits in New York society. When powers attract monsters—and people with the answers she needs—she embarks on an adventure she could not have anticipated, one full of Egyptian mythology and World War II drama, secrets and betrayal and even a bit of romance.

"I’d always been so afraid that receiving someone’s pity and sympathy would make me feel weak and sorry for myself. I’d been so wrong. This was
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Have got to get my hands on the sequel.
Nov 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Egypt, Mythology, gods, WWII. Love the cover art very impressive. This story was fast passed and held my interest for the most part. Characters were flat and their emotions were kind of all over the place. Ending hinted at this being the start of a series. "A copy of this book was provided by Blink via Netgalley with no requirements for a review. Comments here are my honest opinion."
Courtney Moulton, author of the YA series Angelfire, brings us a new young adult fantasy book, Wardens of Eternity. The story opens in New York City in 1939, on the cusp of World War II. Ziva grew up in an orphanage and is now trying to eke out a living as a factory worker, and she uses her free time to research her unknown heritage. She soon finds answers when she is attacked by magical creatures and rescued by two Medjai, protectors of the pharaohs from Northern Africa – and she is a missing ...more
Apr 10, 2019 marked it as to-read
Release date January 21, 2020! And it has a cover too!!! Yay!!

Jan 02, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: yabc-reviews
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WARDENS OF ETERNITY follows Ziva, a young woman who was abandoned as a toddler, became a ward of the state, and is now making her own way by working in a factory. Ziva carries magical powers that she does not fully understand, but she only uses them in self-defense. However, one day, a confrontation with some beasts leads to her learning that there are others like her- a group that she once belonged to with her parents.

As she
Sep 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book fell right into two of my niche interests: Ancient Egyptian Mythology and World War II. It was an interesting combination that the author executed almost perfectly. The world building is carefully planned, though the explanation of magic spells was a bit rushed. I especially enjoyed the humanization and depiction of the Egyptian gods. However, the climax of the story was very predictable, and the ending kind of fell flat for me. Magic was used to yada yada through a lot of the plot, ...more
Jan 25, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, dnfed
Sadly this book didn't meet my expectations. The idea of the story sounded really interesting and the start of the book had my attention but I found the writing to be quite poor. The characters and their conversation was really stilted and alot of the changes were just so unrealistic, even for fantasy!
I found it to be rather confused and wish they has stuck to her story without going to read about the gods (which was boring and rather ridiculous).
I wish I liked it more as it had such promise
Sep 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars for that “holy shit, I did not see that last page coming” ending. There’s also the historical aspect, too, that I ate up. I’m dinging on the leadership point I made in my progress comments but other than that, no super horrible cliffhanger! Just an overwhelming desire to get to the rest of the story. Thank you so much for that

Oh yeah, I read the ARC, Thank you Blink! Yada, yada, yada...
Christina Marie Reads
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a relatively fun YA adventure! I really enjoying the historical and mythological aspect of the story. The cover art is gorgeous, the world building was beautifully done, the storyline is fantastic! However, the characters really fell flat for me. I'd still recommend and would enjoy reading a sequel.
3.75/5 stars

This book was a bit all over the place for me. I sometimes loved it, sometimes felt bored, and other times had no idea what I even felt. I've been trying to digest my thoughts, but it's a bit difficult for me to truly give then out. I did enjoy this for the most part, so I decided to round up my rating.

The plot was interesting and definitely unique. I lived all the Egyptian mythology that this book covered. Mythology is always one of my favorite topics in general, so seeing them p
Carina Olsen
Jan 29, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I don't even know where to begin with this book. When I saw the gorgeous cover I simply had to read this. I was lucky enough to be sent a stunning ARC of it and I could not wait to start reading. But gosh, how fast this joy turned to dread. Since this book was nowhere near as good as I thought it would be. I'm disappointed.

And so I have to give this book one star. Simply because I spent most of my time reading it hating it. Which makes me both angry and sad. This book looks so special and
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
I received an arc for this at ALA.
I’m not a fan of this book. I think it’s a little odd that the main character goes from knowing nothing About self defense to being a better warrior than everyone else with just a couple of days of training.
There are also several inconsistencies with this book That I hope will get fixed in the final printing. One of the main ones is that on the back of the book it says she was abandoned when she was three, and then 15 years later discovers that she has
Sarah (Cover to Cover Reviews)
NOTE: thanks to NetGalley, the author, and the publisher for an ARC of this novel. "Wardens of Eternity" will be released on January 21, 2020.


I don't read much action-adventure, nor do I read a lot of books that deal with magic and mythology; "Wardens of Eternity" was a bit of an outside-of-the-box read for me. I love action-adventure movies, so I'm not surprised, but the degree to which I enjoyed this was unprecedented.

The premise of "Wardens" - teenage girl with magical powers
Jan 04, 2020 rated it liked it
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC!

Review contains spoilers for the book.

Wardens of Eternity was a decent book but never really pulled me in because of the problems I had with it.

I was so excited when I read from the blurb that this book was perfect for fans of Rick Riordan and Kiersten White. Those are two authors I love. I grew up alongside Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series, and I read Kiersten White’s The Guinevere Deception last year and loved it. However, I didn’t love
Jessica Higgins
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
A slow start, but well worth sticking with until the final pages! The ending puts events in motion for a follow up I am dying to get my hands on!

For as long as she can remember, Ziva has been on her own. The only memory she has of her parents is of the day her mother abandoned her when she was three years old in New York City. It’s been fifteen years since they left her and Ziva is starting to discover she has powers she barely understands and no idea how to control them. The more she uses her
Jan 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wardens of Eternity is a fun, action-packed story that takes the reader on an international journey of magic and mayhem.

Favorite character: Ziva Mereniset
I debated this choice for a while because she is a very complex character but ultimately decided that she is indeed my favorite in this story. She goes from being a poor orphan girl with no idea about who and where she came from to being someone willing to fight to protect the identity that she discovers throughout the novel. She is open to
Tonja Drecker
Feb 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Egyptian mythology meets World War II in an intriguing adventure between gods and weapons.

Ziva was left alone on a street in New York when she was about four years old, grew up in an orphanage, and tries her best to survive while working a hard job. She's usually hungry, and plays with the idea to use her magical powers to make her life better. When she's attacked by Egyptian creatures right out of the mythology and saved by two warriors, her life takes a massive turn. Soon, she's training to
Feb 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review originally posted on Geeky Galaxy.

Actual rating, 3.5.

Overall, I really enjoyed the Egyptian Mythology in this. With Anubis, Set and Nefertiti being three I already knew enough about. The author also references dark creatures trying to take down the Medjai, or something along those lines. All I recall is Kriosphyinxes, which were great, but that’s not plural creatures. I was expecting something more than there being a kriosphyinx around every corner.

Death means little in Wardens of
Lisa girlsinbooks
Magic and magical creatures. Immortal gods and goddesses. History and mythology. Strap in for this action-packed YA novel that takes place over the days leading up to World War II, when Ziva must rely on her wit and magic to outmaneuver Nazis and ancient Egyptian gods to prevent global destruction.
Ziva has one memory of her parents, made the day they abandoned her on the streets of New York City when she was three years old. They left her with only a memory and a promise that she had a
Living My Best Book Life
Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Wardens of Eternity is a unique fantasy novel where a girl realizes her magical abilities when trouble is brewing. The story is set in the time era of Hitler and WWII. There is also Egyptian mythology that is fascinating and adds to the story.

Ziva was abandoned by her parents when she was very young and mentioned that her destiny didn't look good. The story picks up fifteen years later during Hitler's Germany. There is chaos and when she meets Sayer and Nasira she learns of her true path.

Feb 11, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fast paced read set in 1939, with rumbles of the 2nd Great War mixed with Egyptian mythology and magic.

Ziva is a young woman who grew up in an orphanage, never knowing where she belongs. She spends her time working at a factory and reading books in hopes of finding the answers to her questions. When suddenly the mundane rhythm of her life is interrupted by her destiny.

A fantastical coming of age tale, filled with action, magic and mythology. Not my typical read, so I feel that I did not
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Wardens of Eternity is a wonderful YA read!

From mythology to the action, this makes for an exciting read. Ziva is living alone in New York. Day after day, she struggles to survive. Then one night her whole life changes.

I was captivated right from the start. The setting of the story mixed with the magical aspect, let me escape into another world. Nice job Miss Moulton. The story is rich with mythology and I was delighted about Egyptian culture being intertwined into the story. The characters
Intellectual Magpie
Upon finishing I give it 4 stars. The story built a beautiful and intriguing world, I really enjoyed the writing style as it flowed easily and had a storyline which keeps you within the journey. That said.. big flaw for me was the lack of emotion in the characters and lack of emotion I felt for the characters. I didn’t find a connection with any and I felt they lacked proper emotional responses to things thrown in their paths. Also emotions between two characters are thrown at you, without you ...more
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you enjoy mythology, Egyptian culture, and historical fantasies, you will absolutely love this book!

It's a story that encompasses racial topics, social standings, and my favorite, magic! We follow the main character who just doesn't feel fit in with the world. She was abandoned at a young age, leaving her struggling through New York as an orphan.

But when her magic begins to unfurl on the streets, she meets a gang who bring her back to the heritage she never knew and a quest to resurrect an
Jan 31, 2020 rated it really liked it

Wardens of Eternity is a historical fantasy that takes place in the 1940s. It combines Egyptian mythology with magical elements and historical elements( WWII). I thought it was a pretty interesting setting and I have always been a big fan of Egyptian mythology. The two elements combined made this story very unique! I thought the world building was interesting and it kept me intrigued. The characters were hard to really connect with though and interactions between the characters felt a bit
John Clark
Good working in of Egyptian culture and mythology and the story of how Ziva came to be abandoned on the streets of New York and what happens when her power appears is a good hook. Overall, I liked the story, but there were two things that jumped out at my editor eye, One was the mention of jets when they landed in Cairo. That was in 1939, a year or so before that might have happened. The other was the implication that their motorcycles ran on diesel, something that didn't happen for many years. ...more
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*Genre* Young Adult / Historical / Fantasy
*Rating* 4.0


Wardens of Eternity, by author Courtney Allison Moulton, follows the story of Ziva Ellison who was abandoned by her mother when she was 3 years old. This is a historical fantasy series based on Egyptian mythology. The story opens in 1939 NYC. World War II is slowly spreading and Americans are worried about yet another costly war. Ziva works in a textile company scarcely scraping by. She lives in a small room where
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Courtney Allison Moulton lives in rural Michigan with her family, horse, donkey, and a flock of spoiled sheep. When she isn't studying ancient civilizations or writing about magic and monsters, she's busy with farm chores. Her debut novel ANGELFIRE was published when she was just 24 years old.

For more information about Courtney, visit her online at