My plan: Get into the city. Get Nadia. Find a way out. Simple.A week ago, seventeen-year-old Lela Santoss best friend, Nadia, killed herself. Today, thanks to a farewell ritual gone awry, Lela is standing in paradise, looking upon a vast gated city in the distancehell. No one willingly walks through the Suicide Gates, into a place smothered in darkness and infested with depraved creatures. But Lela isnt just anyoneshes determined to save her best friends soul, even if it means sacrificing her eternal afterlife. As Lela struggles to find Nadia, shes captured by the Guards, enormous, not-quite-human creatures that patrol the dark citys endless streets. Their all-too-human leader, Malachi, is unlike them in every way except one: his deadly efficiency. When he meets Lela, Malachi forms his own plan: get her out of the city, even if it means she must leave Nadia behind. Malachi knows something Lela doesntthe dark city isnt the worst place Lela could end up, and he will stop at nothing to keep her from that fate....
|Title||:||Sanctum (Guards of the Shadowlands #1)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||450 pages|
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Sanctum (Guards of the Shadowlands #1) Reviews
Not what I expected at all.
I thought maybe this would be a fantasy journey into a Dante-like hell that a girl goes through to find her friend. Instead, it was a story about depression, suicide, abuse, and overcoming. I was struck by how well the author was able to explore such dark and depressing subjects without depressing the reader. Instead of feeling sad and hopeless by the despair that is so well depicted, I felt encouraged by the overall message of fighting to overcome the past and to keep ...more
Lots of things reminded me of Bleach (in a good way):
Lela = Ichigo
Nadia = Orihime/Rukia in season 1
Guards = Soul Reaper
The City = The Soul Society
Zones = Districts
Mazikin = Hollows
5 FREAKING, AMAZING, STARS
That was the most amazing book that I have read in a very, very, long time. Well, maybe not that long, but I LOVED it nevertheless!!
I mean when I say I loved this book, I mean freaking I L.O.V.E.D this book sooooo freaking much!!! I just can't describe my feelings as I'm shaking while writing this now!! I already started listening to book 2 on audio. I just couldn't wait any longer!!
I just need a minute to take in the books awesomeness, and have a ....
Not that I had a ton of experience but this was the freakiest slumber party I'd ever attended.
I think I came into this book expecting something entirely different from how it turned out to be. Some turned out better but more just left me unsatisfied.
The story starts with Lela and Nadia forging the unlikeliest of friendships: Lela is the school misfit who smokes, does push ups and beats up abusive foster fathers while Nadia is the school's Queen Bee. They meet in the most auspicious m ...more
The gift was helping me understand my friend and forgive her for leaving me.
Sanctum by Sarah Fine is one of those unique book experiences that blends both despair and hope in equal measure to deliver a hauntingly beautiful journey.
I was left floored with a gamut of emotions that I will now try to sort out in the best way possible. But first, let me state a clear and undeniable fact – Fine has an amazing writing ability. And, it’s not only because of how easily she continued to hook me into her ...more
Sanctum was a thrilling I want to gobble you up in one sitting type of book. But lo and behold the time I decided to pick it up, it was as if the world was conspiring against me. It took me five days to finish this book, and by the end of these five days my nails were ruggedly bitten.
Sarah Fine gave us a world full of despair, a world where no one wants to go to by choice, but this is what our MC Lela decides to do. Her best friend Nadia who meant the world to her has taken her life, Le ...more
Six stars. I am in heaven. The book gods have poured sunshine all over my brain. Will review when I regain my senses.
Where the hell was I when this book was released last year? Seriously. The only reason it was even on my radar was because of a blog tour wherein I believe parts of Malachi's journal were revealed. [I still need to check those out, so don't spoil anything for me. ;)] And apparently, Amazon Children's Publishing is touting this as their next big thing for fans of Susan Ee's Angelfall. As a HUGE fan of that book, I can tell you that Sanctum was just as good as Angelfall.
While Angelfall enter ...more