Title: Pandora’s Promise (Book 2 of The Guardian’s Eyes series)
Author: Nicole J Merchant
**Warning, contains sensitive subject matter**
Brie never wanted to be a Protector, never wanted to be some great descendant of a goddess. She was happy in her normal, mortal life. She was popular in high school, captain of the cheerleading squad, and had just started dating Lukas—a popular guy from her class. That was until eight months ago.
Now, Lex’s boyfriend, Zagreus, and his father, Hades are trapped in a forbidden realm—a realm that just might be strong enough to destroy the two gods—and Brie’s hopes of returning to her normal life all but disappear.
She and her sister, Lex, are summoned to Earthchild Academy by their Guardian and tasked with rescuing the gods. Along with Hermes and a troubled Norse god, they make their way into Pithos and seek the help of Pandora—the gatekeeper of the realm.
But will they arrive in time to battle through the dark Forces that rule the realm and save the gods, or will they succumb to their deepest, darkest fears?
I thought it was an interesting twist for this book to take on the POV of Brie rather than Lex like it had done in book one. In this book, we see exactly how Brie feels about being a Protector and the way that she struggles to come to terms with who she is. I love the author’s unique and humorous twists on old concepts such as the horseman of the apocalypse and the Norse God, Loki.
There is a lot of suspense in this book and once you get into it, it’s hard to put down. This book, just like the first, is one I highly recommend to people who enjoy reading mythology or YA/NA fantasy. It’s a fantastic series and I can’t wait to see where the author takes it next!