When myth becomes reality, reality becomes a nightmare.

Like any other teenager in America, Ashley just wants a normal life. But growing up in an orphanage for the insane is anything but normal. After endless therapy and increasing medication, her nightmares have only gotten worse.

Probably because they’re not nightmares.

When Ashley’s mysteriously abducted, she finds a reality even less normal than the orphanage. And she discovers something else—she’s no ordinary orphan. Faced with enemies thought to only exist in fairy tales, Ashley discovers she possesses a powerful Maya bloodline. She’s the daughter of an ancient Maya Guardian, whose duty is to protect the Stone of Muuk’ich, an enchanted relic blessed by the gods. But first she must get it back from Sarian, a power-hungry demigod who slaughtered the last guardian—Ashley’s mother. Without the stone, all will be lost.

When she meets Arwan, a hot Belizean time bender, his delicious olive skin and dark eyes make her feel a little less alone. But his gentle whispers and reassuring touch might not be all they seem. How can she balance love and duty when it’s up to her to prevent the rising of the underworld? Especially when the guy she loves might be its crown prince…

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 My Rating 


This book was far from  boring from the get-go, it is full of action and new events. I will say that I did like the book, but it didn't leave an impression or a immediate desire for the next in the series. 

Ashley, the main character, is awesome because of her name only! ;) That was corny, I know. But Alas! I had too!

Ashley, as the main character is a very strong woman. She has not had a pleasant life and know nothing of her background. She is easy to connect with and to like. I, however, did have a heard time liking her, but I think that is a personal preference thing. 

The villian, Sarian, is a true creeper. He is vile and digusting. He reminds me of an evil peeping tom. Through out the book we learn more about him and Ashley finds out the hard way that he is a lot stronger then they expected. 

All the characters (Except Ashley's best friend, Tara) have powers coming from the Mayans. There is dream walking, time travel, gods, witch craft, and incredible fighting. Ashley, herself, is the guardian of the stone and has powers that she starts developing throughout the stories progress.  

The story is never dull, there is always a new twist being thrown at Ashley and her "team." The villian is a good, believable one, that you want defeated immediately. The characters all interesting and believable. 

Why 3.5? I just had a hard time connecting with this book. Will I read the next one? Yes. We were left with a cliffhanger and I do want to find out what happens. I just don't feel like I HAVE to have the next right now. I can wait. 

It's a book worth reading. It's an easy, entertaining read and it's not like anything else I have read. 


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