If you're a fan of Stacey Kennedy you might recognise this story as being the novel version of (THE WILLOW - THE MAGICAL SWORD BOOK ONE ) BY Kennedy, Stacey (Author) Paperback Published on (07 , 2010).The author must have decided to turn the novella into a full length story. Give it a sexy cover and an enticing title and hey presto.The main character is a hybrid witch/guardian hidden in the world of humans. The beginning shoots out of the gate like a hare on a mission and then bam, the reader is thrown from the violent prologue into the subdued world of the guardians.I found that a bit bizarre to be honest. I am all for a pre-story but going from prologue to first chapter needs to be a little more subtle.In general I felt if the author had slowed the pace down and spent some time creating characters with depth that this would have been a stronger story. As it was I didn't connect with any of the characters. Nexi was very 'let's go all Lara Croft' without any semblance of actual experience or skill. Who goes hunting werewolves without any training?The vibe of the book was very YA, as opposed to the New Adult it is supposed to be. The only obvious difference being the extracurricular spicy scenes.I recieved a copy of this book via NetGalley.