Book Review – The Guardian Series by Shelley Wilson

I have to honestly say I am generally one for fluffy fiction. I like to lose myself in a cocoon of comedy and romance. Life is harsh enough anyway. Why read serious fiction?

And why even try Young Adult books? I am 41 for crying out loud!

But, as I have been doing for the last year or so, I downloaded a book (or three!) of an unfamiliar genre, as the author had become a good blog pal. I wasn’t sure whether it would be my thing but unless you try, you’ll never know!

And boy was I glad!

I was transported into the mystical world of faes and witches, water sprites and dragons, and adventure. Lots of adventure! The principle character Amber, a normal (or so she thought!) teenage girl, propelled into the realms of the folk she always scoffed at the reality of. And imagine the shock of finding out she was actually one of them too!

Sure it took me a couple of chapters to initially get into the first one, but once I was hooked, that’s it. My whole weekend was devoted to devouring this series of books!

I have already told the kids, who love a bit of Enid Blyton and her Fairy folk, that this will be a set of books for them to read when they are a little older!


My Amazon and Goodreads review – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Young Adult fiction is most definitely not my chosen genre of reading material, but at the recommendation of a friend, I downloaded this book onto my Kindle.
Well, what can I say?
I finished it within a couple of sittings, which for me is pretty good going as I don’t have much time to read!
The author, Shelley Wilson has created some likeable characters, and ones you really want to hate, and moves us through a magical mystery tour of witches, faeries, oracles, necromancers and all sorts of mythical fairy folk!
Once I had read the first couple of chapters, I was hooked, and rooting for our principle character Amber, who goes from normal teenage girl, to someone who possesses amazing hidden powers as the book progresses.
The romance aspect was there, and the climax was almost reached too soon!
I am so glad I already have the sequel ready on my Kindle!
A light, but deep read, if you know what I mean!

Click here ➡ Guardians Of The Dead – Book 1 to buy


My Amazon and Goodreads review – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Having only just finished the first book in the series that very morning, the story was fresh in my mind, and i was so glad that I already had the second downloaded, and ready to read.
I wasn’t disappointed in the least!
What twists and turns Amber and her own little magical army have to face in order to save the day… or do they???
I loved every moment of it, so much so, that I finished it in one day! It was indeed ‘unputdownable’!
The character development that is associated with a sequel was there, the budding romances, the adventure…it was great!
I have already told my children, who love End Blyton and the Fairy Folk, that when they are just a tad older, they should read this!
Number 3 is calling me!

Click here ➡  Guardians Of The Sky – Book 2 to buy


My Amazon and Goodreads review – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Did I enjoy it? Understatement of the year!
I have just devoured this three part series over this weekend and I have thoroughly enjoyed it.
Following the story of Amber and her friends and family, and the young teenager’s journey of discovery of her mystical powers was strangely addictive!
This volume showed Amber swaying between the Dark and Light Side (no, I’m not talking about Star Wars!) of her powers, and there are times when the twists and turns of the plot really leave you wondering which way the story will go!
Each sequel did the job of recapping briefly on the previous tales, to fill the reader in on the story, and the characters are beautifully described, growing more and more ‘real’ with each sequel.
Sucking me deep into the mystical world of Faes, Witches, Necromancers, Dragons, Sea Serpents and other worldly realms, I can honestly say I was dreaming about magic when I slept in between reading!
Well done Shelley Wilson! A brilliant Trilogy! I wonder… are we to expect any more…? What does the future hold for Amber and her friends?

Click here ➡ Guardians Of The Lost Lands – Book 3 to buy


Shelley is a fellow Brummie lass, though not by birth. She is a mum, and has a cat too! Her work is not just limited to YA fiction but she writes inspirational, self-help and motivational non-fiction books too!

I have one of those on my Kindle already to read too!

Visit Shelley’s Author Page here

Visit Shelley’s blog here

And if you choose to download and read, be sure to leave a review. They are key to all us authors!!!

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  6. Nandini Bharadwaj
    Feb 02, 2017 @ 15:32:38

    This series sounds very interesting. Will have to check it out soon. Thanks for bringing it to my notice. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  7. Don Massenzio
    Jan 30, 2017 @ 17:09:27

    Reblogged this on Don Massenzio's Blog and commented:

    Check out Ritu’s review of The Guardian Series by Shelley Wilson on her But I Smile Anyway blog

    Liked by 1 person


  8. Judy E Martin
    Jan 30, 2017 @ 08:43:45

    wow Sis, these books must have been good for you to have got through three in a weekend! I have got so much on my TBR list at the moment but I am going to have to check these out too now! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  9. cocktailmolly
    Jan 29, 2017 @ 22:31:36

    Hmm maybe i’ll give it a try.

    Liked by 1 person


  10. shelleywilson72
    Jan 29, 2017 @ 22:18:59

    I’m totally blown away! Thank you so much, Ritu, for your incredible dedication to the trilogy and great reviews. I’m so glad you enjoyed my little world. As a final note, I’m 44 and LOVE reading (& writing) YA 😉 xx

    Liked by 1 person


  11. sheldonk2014
    Jan 29, 2017 @ 22:03:34

    I know you are talking books
    but I saw this really great movie
    I am a hopeless romantic
    And Captain Fantastic
    Well let me say
    I cried my eyes out
    Great movie
    As always Sheldon

    Liked by 1 person


  12. Arjun
    Jan 29, 2017 @ 21:38:04

    Nice to read your blog.



  13. Erika Kind
    Jan 29, 2017 @ 21:37:07

    Really, sis! How are you doing this all? You are reading all posts, you are posting, commenting and replying… on several platforms (not to mention having a family and house to take care of) and you still have time for reading several books! You proved it again: Super Ritu!!!

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