The Guardian (The Immortal Dealers #2) By Sarah Fine [ARC Review]

The Guardian (The Immortal Dealers, #2)RELEASE DATE: October 23th 2018 
Sarah Fine
New-Adult, urban Fantasy, Magic, Adventure.  

Life and death are a gamble for a girl fighting to save humanity in a world she’s only beginning to understand.

One minute, Ernestine “Ernie” Terwilliger was a fairly normal young woman with an almost normal life. Absent father. Peculiar mother. Family secrets. The next, she was hurled into a land where the Immortal Dealers are waging a battle between good and evil—and where the fate of the world is in the cards.

Having only started to master her own deck, the inexperienced Ernie places the wrong bet on the right guy at the worst time. That’s when she’s bounced into another realm by a formidable and power-hungry rogue Dealer who knows more about Ernie’s fractured family than Ernie herself does.

Now, Ernie’s fight to free herself from the trap of the dimensional barriers is only the beginning. As the secrets of Ernie’s father and his own relics of power start to surface, Ernie will need to tell friend from foe—a feat not as easy as it seems.

At least now she has a full deck…because to survive secrets, betrayals, and dangerous dimensions, she’ll need to deal the best hand.



MY REV (Copy)

*I’ve received an e-copy from the publisher via Netgalley in return for an honest review *

The Guardian is a second installment in the Immortal Dealers series. Well, I actually enjoyed this book more than the first book, but honestly it’s still not a great read for me. In every book, I always find something missing in it. It doesn’t have that wow factor. The characters were okay-ish but it does have an interesting story-line with a unique concept and that’s why I’m still sticking to this series. As a newbie dealer, Ernie’s adventurous journey continues in this sequel.

       The book starts off with Ernie’s first mission as a dealer somewhere in Ukraine. Gabe is once again absent from her life. In the previous installment, while saving Gabe’s life, Ernie merges her card with Gabe’s and it creates a new card which builds a unique bond between them. Though they’ve defeated Duncan, they still have a major threat named Virginia, a dangerous power hungry dealer. She wants to become the next forger by defeating the current forger Andy, but first she needs the forger marks which was safely hidden in Gabe’s care. While fighting Virginia, Ernie gets pushed into another dimension. To find a way back to her home, Ernie needs to search for her father who’s been missing from their life for twenty years.

Ernie is not my favorite protagonist but she’s pretty likable. After the events in the first book, She’s finally getting used to being a dealer and her bond with her diamondback deck grows strong. She still likes Gabe even though he’s reluctant to return her feelings. Gabe is still being a broody guy and wants to deny his attraction to Ernie. The romance in this book is very light because it’s not the central focus in this series. If you’re looking for an urban fantasy read with strong romance then you might be disappointed with this one. As for the supporting characters, I didn’t care much about them, but I really liked the new guy Kot.

The plot was interesting filled with magic and adventure but the pacing seemed slow in most parts. I’ve skipped some pages because I was getting bored. It took a long time before things started to get interesting. I’ve enjoyed Ernie’s adventure with Kot in another dimension. It’s too bad that he wasn’t the love interest. I liked the action and adventure. There were some surprising twists especially the last one. Though this book answered some questions, it left us with even more questions. The writing style was good. As usual, this book was written in third person POV. The  magical concept in this was very creative but it was very hard to grasp. It took some time for me to understand how everything worked.

Overall, it was a good read but nothing exciting! The book was finally concluded with an interesting twist and I might check out the next book when it comes out.

Recommend it?

Personally, this wasn’t my favorite urban fantasy series but it wasn’t a bad series either. If you want to check out this series then definitely give it a shot. Who knows, you might enjoy it more than I did?

[3.5/5 Stars]

So, What do you think of this series? Have you read it yet? Do you Plan to read it?
Please feel free to comment below!

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16 thoughts on “The Guardian (The Immortal Dealers #2) By Sarah Fine [ARC Review]

  1. The Candid Cover November 10, 2018 / 2:50 am

    Well, I am glad that you liked this one better than the first. Maybe the third book will be the one that you love! The series is one that I have considered reading as well. It does have a fascinating concept. 🙂

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions November 12, 2018 / 2:28 am

      Thank you! ♥️This series really has a unique concept! I hope you enjoy it when you get to it! 😊


  2. anovelglimpse November 10, 2018 / 4:15 am

    I’m sorry this one wasn’t a favorite even if it was better than the first book. Great review!

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  3. Sionna (Books in Her Eyes) November 10, 2018 / 5:15 am

    Bummer that this one isn’t all to your taste. I’ve actually never heard of this series before, so I might check out the first book, but I’m not a huge fan of Sarah Fine.

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions November 12, 2018 / 2:31 am

      I liked her YA series but this one isn’t my favorite. I hope you enjoy the first book if you decide to read it. 😊


  4. Beware Of The Reader November 11, 2018 / 1:53 am

    As I have just DNF a book today I would try something else ….I need either a great read either something to bleach my brain today. Wonderful review Raven!

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  5. Jen November 13, 2018 / 2:01 am

    I’m sorry this book dragged in some places, that’s always frustrating. And that’s also sad to hear about the not love interest. Here’s hoping if you pick up the 3rd book that this series ends up turning around and is beyond amazing. Wonderful review!

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  6. Dani @ Perspective of a Writer November 26, 2018 / 11:24 am

    The concept is so good Raven! Too bad the execution is missing that star quality… I’m reading more urban fantasy so I was really hoping you were loving this series. Hope your next read is more satisfying for you ♥️


    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions December 1, 2018 / 5:16 am

      Thank you, Dani! Yeah, it has a unique concept but it was hard to connect with the storyline and the characters.


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