Thursday, November 5, 2015

Book Review: Silver Eve (Guardians of Tarnec #2)

About The Book:

  Title: Silver Eve (Guardians of Tarnec, #2)
  Author: Sandra Waugh
  Pub. Date: September 22nd, 2015 
  Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  Pages: 384
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  Rate: 4.5/5 stars

Synopsis :

The Healer Evie saves two herbs for herself—yew, a quick and painful poison, and heliotrope, for the deep, deep sleep that never ends.

After the death of her beloved, seventeen-year-old Evie Carew wants nothing more than to lose herself forever in Rood Marsh. But when the old seer Harker tells her she’s meant for a greater task, Evie’s curiosity keeps her going. What is this shell that Harker insists she must find? And why can’t she stop thinking about the handsome Rider Laurent, the man who saved her on the worst day of her life?

Soon Evie discovers that she is the Guardian of Death, the second of four Guardians who must awaken to their powers to recover four stolen amulets. Together, the amulets—Life, Death, Dark, and Light—keep the world in balance. To take back the shell that is Death’s amulet, Evie has to learn to trust her Healer instincts and understand that love never dies.

In this spellbinding fantasy, Sandra Waugh continues the beautifully written series begun with Lark Rising.


See my review for the first book in this series, Lark Rising here

This is such a phenomenal series, and it's only the second book! There is so much adventure, action, and heart-stopping moments that you never want the book to end. It is the perfect mix of fantasy, action/adventure, supernatural, and romance. Sandra Waugh is a wonderful author who has a great gift for story-telling, and just sweeps you away into a story that will enthrall you and stay with you long after reading. These are always the best types of books in my opinion. One of the best parts about this series is that each can be read as a stand alone, so there is no need to worry if you forget the minor details of the previous book. She sums the events of the last book up perfectly and succinctly that you don't feel confused or lost. But trust me, you won't forget her books. 

This book follows Evie, Lark's sister. She is a healer, who has lost the love of her life, Raif. She runs away and tries to find a way to end her suffering. However, she can't, because her "power" prevents this from occurring. She finds out that she is the Guardian of Death (this isn't really a spoiler for the book since it's in the description), and from there the story just takes off. I loved Evie as a lead character, almost as much as Lark. She was such a strong character, and I loved her spirit and fight. She took the burden of being a Guardian, and used it to make her stronger and fight harder. Evie realized the importance of stepping into her role, and was willing to go to any lengths to achieve what needed to be done. She encounters many hardships along the way, but ultimately she finds her way to where she needs to be. The one thing I love the most about Evie's character though is that she always remains true to herself. This is such an important part of this book, and Ms. Waugh portrays this perfectly through her writing.

The romance is perfectly balanced in this novel, just as it was in the first. It never overwhelms or overshadows the story, and makes the story such a refreshing read. Plus, you'll swoon over Rider Laurent. He's absolutely amazing, and the perfect balance to Evie. 

Definitely check this series out now if you haven't already! I highly recommend this to fans of the first book in the series, but also to all lovers of fantasy, adventure, and romance. It has the perfect mix of all 3, and you will not be disappointed! I can't wait to see who the next book is about, and how it will all play out!


Happy reading :)



  1. I'm waiting for this book to arrive! The last book was pretty good, and I can't wait to see what's in store for the other characters!
    Great review :)
    ~Erika @ Books, Stars, Writing. And Everything In Between.

    1. Sorry it took me so long to reply...I've been super busy...but thank you :) I hope you enjoyed the book!!