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Guardians of the Garden by Theresa Pocock – Review by Katie Kearney

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Guardians of the Garden by Theresa Pocock. This was definitely outside my normal reading and although I had a bit of trouble connecting with it at first once I got there I was really impressed and glad I picked it up. This story was filled to the brim with mystery and twists and just an overall enjoyable storyline. The characters are complex and truly brought this story to life. The storyline had me completely drawn in and I really enjoyed the journey this author took me on with characters that are well developed. I loved the unique storyline and can’t wait to see where this author takes readers next. It’s well written and paced nicely never feeling rushed or lacking. Four big stars and highly recommended.

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Guardians of the Garden by Theresa Pocock – Review by Carla Clemmons

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This story follows Seth to Edenia where he meets Miriam. All Seth wants to do is save his sister and Miriam just wants out. Neither one knows what’s in store for them and where their choices will take them. Is Seth making the right choice to save his sister? Is Miriam willing to stay to protect what’s sacred? Read this story to find out where their paths take them!

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Guardians of the Garden by Theresa Pocock – Review by Crystal Jimmo

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Worth the read!

This book was really good. The character development was well paced and I absolutely fell in love with the characters! It is very well written and instead of seeing the words I was seeing the story unfold like a movie playing in my head. That doesn’t happen very often for me. Can’t wait to read more by this author!

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Guardians of the Garden by Theresa Pocock – Review by Krista Vaughan

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

This story grabbed me and held on from the beginning to end! An apocalyptic atmosphere with people fighting, killing, dying. The Guardians of the Garden living together with the sole purpose of protecting… Miriam is an outsider among her own people, Seth is a protector from outside. Saving his little sister from a painful death is his only focus despite what Miriam makes him feel. I am SO excited for the next book!

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Guardians of the Garden by Theresa Pocock – Review by Krista Vaughan

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Guardians of the Garden by Theresa Pocock – Review by Krista Vaughan

This story grabbed me and held on from the beginning to end! An apocalyptic atmosphere with people fighting, killing, dying. The Guardians of the Garden living together with the sole purpose of protecting… Miriam is an outsider among her own people, Seth is a protector from outside. Saving his little sister from a painful death is his only focus despite what Miriam makes him feel. I am SO excited for the next book!

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Guardians of the Garden by Theresa Pocock – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Seth Johnson is a boy who has just been ripped away from everything he knows to travel with his family to the USA so that his sister can receive treatment for her cancer, but when they stop at a diner in the middle of nowhere, he meets someone who says they are a relative, when he has been told that they were all dead and gone and this meeting is about to change his life. Miriam Miller is a girl with violet eyes who is shunned by all of those around her for it, they see her as a freak despite that she is a Guardian, just like they are, but all she wants to do is to go on a sabbatical and explore the world outside of Edenia, however, her family have other ideas and just want to use her ability to keep the village safe and so she can’t leave even if she wanted to and when a new family come into the village, everything is about to change.

When the new family arrive and Miriam observes them through her front window with her family, her first instincts are unease and she has no idea why, however, it could have something to do with the warring reactions of her family members, especially when she realises that one of the newbies has left Edenia before and that it must have been a strong summoning to bring them back. As Seth and his family enter Edenia, he realises that this is where his father grew up, where he was born, but it is so strange to his eyes, there is no technology other than basic appliances and as they go to a meeting with the head of the village, he realises that it will probably be the most boring place, although there is mention of a mysterious garden, but he knows he must learn about it so that he can save his sister and he will do anything to help her. The residents and the new people are all introduced to each other and they all seem as strange as each other, with some being stranger than others but Seth and Miriam feel out of place and awkward, unlike everyone else, Miriam because she is worried about them finding out about their Natures before it is time and Seth because he is worried about his parents intentions for going there, this is compounded as the Johnsons have a family meeting where his parents ask the three kids to try and fit in, seem like they want to become one of them and to just give it a week and then make up their minds, the kids are not happy about this, but agree to go along with it to keep the peace.

As the Johnsons settle in, Seth opens up to his sisters about what he has to do and they agree to try and help him, meanwhile Miriam is trying to come to terms with her Nature and keeping the discoveries she is making about it to herself, but she is also starting to get closer to Seth and feels drawn to him and as time goes on, Seth begins to realise that he is drawn to Miriam as well, however, with all the secrets surrounding them, will they be able to become as close as they want to be, or will their secrets be their undoing? This is a fantasy with hidden depths which will keep you wanting more and needing to know whether they will succeed with their goals in the end.

Reviewed by @roxsannel

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Guardians of the Garden by Theresa Pocock – Review by Meg Tyrrell

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is my first book by Theresa Pocock. This is a story of guardians of the garden of Eden. It’s amazing. Couldn’t put it down. This will not be my last book by Theresa. I JUST finished this book and can’t WAIT for the next one. I’m addicted! This book has a lot of supporting cast that are important but not enough space to write about in my review so just know- all the characters are important. The main ones in this story are Miriam and Seth. Miriam lives in Edenia and has rules to live by as a Guardian. Seth is a “normal” boy whose parents drag him and his sisters to Edenia. Their story is incredible!

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Guardians of the Garden by Theresa Pocock – Review by Erica Shoebridge

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was very engrossed in this book. Pocock’s fantasy world is immersive, and the cast of characters are excellent. The two main protagonists are both on the cusp of adulthood, beginning to understand what their life has in store for them. Both Seth and Miriam are on a quest for truth and loyalty. The philosophies and limitations of their childhood are being tested, and both question their parent’s wisdom. As the realities of both worlds are at the brink of potential ruin, they are pitted against not just their families, but each other. The excitement increased the more I turned the pages, and I read this one through quickly and eagerly. Any fans of Fantasy or YA will be enthralled. If this is not your normal genre, I would encourage you to give it a go. You won’t be sorry.

Reviewed by @ericalorraine

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Guardians of the Garden by Theresa Pocock – Review by Kerry Carr

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was an enjoyable read. I loved the story and the adventure that you are taken on. The author does a great job of creating the world of Edenia and describing the peoples abilities and dreams.

Miriam lives in Edenia. Everyone who lives there becomes Guardians of the secret garden. Everyone except her. Because of her Nature she is seen as different and rejected by her town. She doesn’t want to live in Edenia. She wants to leave and fine her own place in the world. However her mother forbids it. With changing times her mother says she needs to stay close.

Seth is a young kid who’s travelled the world with his father. When they end up in Edenia he hates it and doesn’t want to stay but with the threat of war and destruction he knows we have to stay. With his Edenia being his dad’s home the call for him to return means the whole family needs to return. Seth is also given a secret mission. He needs to find out the secrets that the people of Edenia are hiding. If he does this there is a way to save his sister but at what cost.

Could he betray the people of Edenia to save his sister? Will the war thats brewing mean the end of Edenia?Can Seth and Miriam  work together to protect Edenia and its secrets and stop it getting into the hands of the wrong people?

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Guardians of the Garden by Theresa Pocock- Review by Shadel Ayerbe

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Guardians of the garden by Theresa Pocock in a story full of magic and love. The magical experience of folklore made it all that more enjoyable.

All it takes is one bite of an apple. Miriam has had enough of guarding immortality. Miriam has been rejected by her family and the other Guardians, and all she wants to do now is abandon Edenia and her weird, intrusive sorcery. She will be free from the greenhouse, free to live her own life, and free to forget that she is a freak in the outside world.As Seth Johnson’s sister’s cancer progresses, their family relocates to the United States in the hopes of saving her. That, however, is not the case. Seth finds himself in Edenia, a small town with parents who seem to have given up. Seth swears to go to any extent to save his sister, even if it means stealing secrets, betraying parents, or putting his own heart at risk.

Every page was exciting and I couldn’t wait to see what would happen. It is a very unique story. The story really transports you into their world. I couldn’t put the book down.

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