Ward Against Disaster
Author: Melanie Card
Release Date: January 19th 2015
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Format: E-ARC via Netgalley
Rating: 3 Stars
Ward de’Ath should be dead by now. Instead, he’s chasing after a soul-eating creature—that he unleashed— and is bent on stopping her before she slaughters more innocents. Fortunately, Celia Carlyle remains by his side, a nobleman’s gorgeous and deadly daughter, who is…well, dead.
Celia claims she’ll champion Ward wherever he goes, even when she thinks his quest is hopeless. He can only hope her pledge comes from her heart, and not because she’s bound to him through his magic.
When they enter Dulthyne, they stumble upon a dark power that threatens the entire town. Ward, with his unreliable necromancy, is determined to help but finds himself ensnared in the lure of white-hot magic…blood magic he struggles to resist. But if Celia’s love is a lie, it might just doom his soul to the dark arts forever.
For me this book was okay. It started off pretty good. It was able to capture my attention early on and it was going good until… bum bum bum…. I realized that it is the 3rd book in a series. I almost put the book down and didn’t finish. Not because it wasn’t good but because I am a big big big oh my gosh you HAVE to start reading with the first book in any series person. I don’t know why I am like that but I am and I always have been. So like I said I found out it was the 3rd in the series and nearly put it down but then I started thinking… I was 30 something percent done with the book and it was going along just fine. I wasn’t confused there wasn’t any holes in the story so after quite a bit of convincing I decided to go ahead and keep reading. I am glad I did. I liked the book alright. There was a lot of action going on. Ward, Nazarious, and Celia were always trying to escape and having to fight. There was a lot going on to keep you interested however I wonder if I were to have read the first two if this book would have been better. I say that because for me there was almost too much action. They would have more problems appear but no time to deal with them. Maybe this book was almost too fast pace for me. Not in the sense of I read it too fast but more in the sense of too much going on ALL the time and not enough down time to reflect and come up with answers. The Characters hardly talked to one another cause they were too busy fighting and running. I didn’t connect with the characters as well as I could have. Again since I didn’t read the first two it is hard to tell if it would have been better or if this book just lacked in these areas all together. I hate reading books out of order.! However again like I said there was no gaps and I was never confused as to what was going on so on the other hand I believe this book could be a stand alone book. See my issues? All the ifs come out because you don’t know. I guess for my end of this problem I will look into a book more to find out if it is in a series before requesting it. However I did think this book was okay. Not one of my favorites but it wasn’t bad either.