Saturday, May 8, 2010

MG Review: The Guardian by Katie Hines

Book Details:

Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 172 pages
Publisher: 4RV Publishing LLC (January 21, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0984070885
ISBN-13: 978-0984070886


What I Thought:

So this was an interesting middle grade book...I think it could spark the interest of kids to do some research and learn some more about the subject of the book. I'll include that it would be biblical history? Maybe? I'll tell you that it involves the Holy Grail and the Knights Templar, which I found to be all very interesting.

I'll also say that besides the "interesting" part (I don't want anyone to think it's a bore) there was action, adventure, and mystery all wrapped in this little package.

The person I think that stated it the best when it comes to this book is the man who was quoted on the back of the book. Mr. Danny Hennigar said "the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew meet harry Potter..."

I'm not on board with the Harry Potter part but I agree with the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew.

Overall, it was a good read.


About the Book:
(from Amazon)

Drew and his friends face an age-old sect that's determined to claim a treasure and ancient power. They race from the U.S. to Canada, pursued closely by the mysterious Brotherhood. Danny Hennigar, a member of the Oak Island Tourism Society, states, "I devoured [Guardian] in an hour and a half. It was a fun romp through the back woods, islands, and rivers of Nova Scotia, culminating, of course, with the dramatic moment on Oak Island when all was revealed. Wow, the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew meet Harry Potter on Nova Scotia's Oak Island."

**Review copy provided by AME


  1. It is a okay book and I think that young readers might enjoy it.

  2. Before 4RV contracted for Guardian, it was tested on readers in the audience age range. Those readers thought it was better than "okay," in fact they thoroughly enjoyed it. The first young man to read it does early reading for the company for YA books, and he insisted that we accept and publish the book.

  3. AS the author's husband, I had a chance to get to know the charterers quite well. The book was three years in writing, and much research went into its setting, and back story. I enjoyed many evenings hearing the latest as it was written. And while it may be marketed for the 9-12 group, I think even adults will enjoy reading this one.