The Guardian of Bastet

The Guardian of Bastet written by Jacqueline M. Battisti was a decent book, but not original in its theme. Because it wasn’t original I didn’t enjoy it as much as I could have. The theme I’m talking about is where the main character has a screw up or underdog that cannot do anything right. Then they get some type of magical item and discover they are powerful (aka superhero) and save the day.

The novel revolves around a half breed that cannot do anything right. She wants nothing to do with magic, until an ancient vampire gives her a magical amulet that turns her into the Guardian of Bastet. The book never truly explains why she was chosen or what happens to her cousin. I do recommend this book for people who like paranormal books and are not put off by this theme.

Book Blurb for The Guardian of Bastet

Cat-shifter Trinity Morrigan-Caine has discovered a demon is killing supernaturals. Magically challenged, she has every intention of letting handsome Alpha werewolf Gordon Barnes handle it. But after a dying vampire gifts Trinity a mystical amulet, she is drawn into the fray as the legendary Guardian of Bastet, a warrior born when the need arises.

Though Trinity initially rejects the role, she warms to the idea when Gordon agrees to train her—and their passion for each other grows as he teaches her to embrace her animal instincts.

As she begins to accept her destiny and believe in her growing powers, Trinity realizes the danger is even closer to home than she ever imagined—and she and Gordon are going to have to face the demon in a fight to the death... (Plus Novel - 70,000 - 99,999)

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2012 3.00