Hinder (Guardian of Monsters, #1)
Ethan Sutcliff seems like a normal seventeen-year-old—at least that’s what he’s trying to portray. In a secret society run by the Supernaturals, Ethan is what witches call a Bender. Benders are Witches’ Guardians, who are able to control a witches’ ability, bend it, or move it away from harming humans. In Ethan’s case, he is able to bend the Earth element. But at the age of fifteen, he lost all connection to it, and the reasons behind it could only mean one of two things: His Wielder is either dead, or hiding out somewhere.Alex Burgendorf has been living in her aunt’s locket for the past sixteen years with her mother—a Fire Wielder, and her father—a Water Wielder. For sixteen years, her parents vowed to protect her, and they have, as she is the last Earth wielding witch. However, time is running out. Alex must find her Bender, or the fate of the Supernaturals might be at stake.

Hinder (Guardian of Monsters, #1) Details

TitleHinder (Guardian of Monsters, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMay 15th, 2018
ISBN-139780998471457
Rating
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Supernatural

Hinder (Guardian of Monsters, #1) Review

  • Fafa's Book Corner
    January 1, 1970
    Mini review:DNF I received this E-ARC via the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I saw this book on Netgalley. It sounded interesting and I requested. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. This book was so annoying! The love stuff was ridiculous. Even the parents were involved. It was just one cliche after another. It truly annoyed me no end. Do not recommend. Seriously there are better books out there.
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  • Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)
    January 1, 1970
    I was part of the promotional blog tour for this book, to see the full post which includes purchase links and a giveaway, click on this link: https://marriedtobooksreviewsandblog....Add my book Twitter!: www.twitter.com/MarriedToBooks3I was super excited when I learnt that I had been selected to be a part of the Hinder tour. This 2018 release is one that you definitely need to keep an eye out for! Ethan is a bender which his Mum died trying to protect him. He uses the Earth element and has the s I was part of the promotional blog tour for this book, to see the full post which includes purchase links and a giveaway, click on this link: https://marriedtobooksreviewsandblog....Add my book Twitter!: www.twitter.com/MarriedToBooks3I was super excited when I learnt that I had been selected to be a part of the Hinder tour. This 2018 release is one that you definitely need to keep an eye out for! Ethan is a bender which his Mum died trying to protect him. He uses the Earth element and has the skill to bend it and be in control of witches. The other main character Alex is trapped in her Aunt’s locket and she needs to find her bender before everything crashes around her. When Ethan and Alex’s worlds both collide, they have to stay alive before evil creeps up behind them and swallows them away in a puff of black smoke. I don’t read a lot of New-Adult but when I do, I thoroughly enjoy it. Hinder was visual, action-packed and also portrayed the joys and strains of relationships very well. As this is the first book in a series, I did like how the ending wasn’t a cliffhanger but at the same time, did leave some mystery behind which hopefully is solved in book 2? I would say what but that’s spoilers ;)Edit: There is a little bit of info dumping at the beginning of the book which did knock off a star but once you get past that, the adventure and thrills happen!
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  • C. Erani Kole
    January 1, 1970
    *voluntarily and honestly reviewed the ARC I received from NetGalley*The rating falls between a 3.5 - 4 for me because of a few things that felt overlooked in terms of the plot or reasoning behind some of the characters' actions, but aside from that, I absolutely adored this book. It's been a while since I've felt so excited over a story! Immediately I took to the writing style, the way it flowed with its fast-paced action and detailed feels of the current POV. I loved that it drew me in so fast *voluntarily and honestly reviewed the ARC I received from NetGalley*The rating falls between a 3.5 - 4 for me because of a few things that felt overlooked in terms of the plot or reasoning behind some of the characters' actions, but aside from that, I absolutely adored this book. It's been a while since I've felt so excited over a story! Immediately I took to the writing style, the way it flowed with its fast-paced action and detailed feels of the current POV. I loved that it drew me in so fast and how I kept swooning or screaming when something happened. Yes, I actually squealed. More than once.The story is perfect for the older spectrum of YA readers, as there are swear words and (hilarious) moments of sexual innuendos and appreciation from nearly all the characters, both the young ones and the adults. I personally had no problem with it and rather enjoyed the sauciness of it all, and it showed a different side to the very secretive community. The idea of wielders and benders is brilliant, and the further along I read, the more invested I became in this world. The hero and heroine's friends and family really added to my experience. I loved how complex they were, and it seriously makes a difference when you're used to only caring about the couple-to-be. Alex was an interesting person to follow and I loved her humble journey. Ethan was also someone I enjoyed, and surprisingly so, because he was such a classic good guy jock. There was just something about the way the author wrote them and their story that really made me giddy. And terrified. And hopeful.Aside from the few things I questioned while reading this, I overall recommend it if you love paranormal/fantasy YA reads. It's definitely one of my favorites thus far.
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  • Dirty Dayna
    January 1, 1970
    3 "hindered" stars I rarely jump into the YA world but sometimes I like to read other genres so I don’t just stay cuddled up in my smutmance world. Hinder is a refreshing story about Ethan Sutcliff and Alex Burgendorf. This story is about witches, magic, bending, wielding and demonic races galore. It’s a fantasy and possibly even a dystopia. Alex and Ethan are the rarest people on earth who can wield Earth magic. Alex knows her life is in danger until she reaches the age of 25 and most people wi 3 "hindered" stars I rarely jump into the YA world but sometimes I like to read other genres so I don’t just stay cuddled up in my smutmance world. Hinder is a refreshing story about Ethan Sutcliff and Alex Burgendorf. This story is about witches, magic, bending, wielding and demonic races galore. It’s a fantasy and possibly even a dystopia. Alex and Ethan are the rarest people on earth who can wield Earth magic. Alex knows her life is in danger until she reaches the age of 25 and most people with her power are murdered before he gets to that point. This story has a lot of inner stories about magic and tradition. Alex and Ethan are on a path to learn and wield their magic together forming an intense bond. The problem with their bond… they also just happen to be eachothers perfect mate and even the fear of death isn’t keeping them apart. I could have loved this book. But I didn’t. to me it was a 3 star read because Alex and Ethan are the two main characters and I didn’t even bond with their characters. I loved the Aunt immensely and even the cat more than I really linked with the main characters. I learned YA isn’t all just I kissed a boy and I liked it there are serious issues being presented in the YA genre and its not a genre I will easily write off any more. I liked a few lines in the book and ill leave them here for you She didn’t want me to save her. She saw this as a death sentence. Why? Because it was me? And Don't look at me like I am someone who has a white liver, girls in locker rooms talk I had to google what a white liver is... its a NYMPHOMANIAC!!! OMG .
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  • Kate
    January 1, 1970
    Don't you just hate it when a book gets 5 star reviews and then you rock up with a review of 1 star? That's gonna be the case here, unfortunately.This book was just pretty cringe worthy, to be honest. Now, keep in mind that others have given this book 5 stars so I'm in the minority here, but I was so bored throughout this. There was a massive info dump at the beginning, which I found hard to take in. Still, despite finishing this book, I can't tell you what the fuck went on. Something about an u Don't you just hate it when a book gets 5 star reviews and then you rock up with a review of 1 star? That's gonna be the case here, unfortunately.This book was just pretty cringe worthy, to be honest. Now, keep in mind that others have given this book 5 stars so I'm in the minority here, but I was so bored throughout this. There was a massive info dump at the beginning, which I found hard to take in. Still, despite finishing this book, I can't tell you what the fuck went on. Something about an ugly duckling (the male mc has a penchant for associating women with animals - when he first sees the love interest he calls her a fox...because foxy, ya get it? *facepalm*) and benders (every time there was a bender mentioned I kept thinking they were going to get shit faced drunk).Maybe I was just hungover from The Last Namsara. Who knows, but this book wasn't for me. *thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me a chance to read this book*
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  • Aly
    January 1, 1970
    Hinder was not quite what I expected but I enjoyed the meeting and learning about Benders and Wielders. I thought that was an interesting part of this book. I think the character were very good together. I think this book and it's author has some great ideas and a new look on witches. I thought this book was ok but it did not caught me as much as I had hoped it would. *This book was given to me for free at my request from Netgalley and I provided this voluntary review.*
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  • Joleen
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free copy from Netgalley for an honest review. I requested this book for many reasons, the main reason being that it looked right up my alley. It had all kinds of supernatural aspects such as vampires, shapeshifters, but mainly witches. I love a good book about a witch. Except, I didn’t love this book at all. I barely even liked it. I don’t want to be too harsh, but I wanted to quit 3% into the book. I didn’t bond with the storyline nor the characters. I was more concerned for Fibbs I received a free copy from Netgalley for an honest review. I requested this book for many reasons, the main reason being that it looked right up my alley. It had all kinds of supernatural aspects such as vampires, shapeshifters, but mainly witches. I love a good book about a witch. Except, I didn’t love this book at all. I barely even liked it. I don’t want to be too harsh, but I wanted to quit 3% into the book. I didn’t bond with the storyline nor the characters. I was more concerned for Fibbs (a cat thing) than anyone else. I was insanely overwhelmed with the amount of information dump the book provided. Breaking this down, boy and girl harness rare magic, girl is an Earth wielder and the boy is her bender. They are not supposed to be together romantically under any circumstances. To protect them, the girl’s mother glamour’s the insanely beautiful girl to be ugly. The boy who I wanted to punch several times, decides to call her Ducky, as in ugly duckling. Yeah. He also calls her a fox at one point when he sees her real face. Anytime the boy came into the book, I just eye rolled. He spent so much time proclaiming his guilt over labeling her ugly and a duck but then proceeded to do so. Still they fall in love, he saves her life by having to lay next to each other naked. It was just weird and felt very rushed. Overall, I wouldn’t recommend this book, I didn’t find it very good. It was lacking a lot for it to be a great novel. I highly doubt I would continue this series. I really wanted to like it, but I just couldn’t.
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  • Kristin Ping
    January 1, 1970
    The release date is set for May 2018.Hinder is part of a series called Guardian of Monsters but can be read as a standalone, although you will see at the end, there is room for a second book as they discuss a journey Alex and Ethan has to go on to find Mother freak'n nature, Hahahaha.I don't have the full idea for a second novel following Alex and Ethan, but the rest of the novels have been in the pipelines, some are getting edited others still need to be written.Hinder follows the witching race The release date is set for May 2018.Hinder is part of a series called Guardian of Monsters but can be read as a standalone, although you will see at the end, there is room for a second book as they discuss a journey Alex and Ethan has to go on to find Mother freak'n nature, Hahahaha.I don't have the full idea for a second novel following Alex and Ethan, but the rest of the novels have been in the pipelines, some are getting edited others still need to be written.Hinder follows the witching race,The Aswang series which will follow the Vampires and WerewolvesGuardian of Monsters which will follow the djinns.Still all of them form part of Guardian of Monsters. Think of it as a series, in a series.Fire Quill Publishing is currently giving away five copies of Hinder. It ends in another month of so.To sign up for more news, more giveaways and early review copies go to http://www.subscribepage.com/HINDER or just follow me on Goodreads for more updates to come and blogpost news.
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  • Giselle
    January 1, 1970
    Join the BLOG TOUR for Hinder here: http://xpressobooktours.com/2017/09/2...
  • Nadwa
    January 1, 1970
    [I received a free advance review copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review]DNF @ 13% and it's totally my fault
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