By Taylor Longford
Think you know about gargoyles? The beautiful winged race disappeared eight hundred years ago. When they last walked the earth, they traveled in close-knit packs, their throats marked with ancient runes. Their greatest enemies were the ugly and brutal harpies that people today mistake for gargoyles.
Defiance can’t resist Whitney Anders. But the young gargoyle has trust issues where human girls are concerned. And Whitney’s a babe among her human peers in Pine Grove, so he’s going to have to work for her if wants her. And overcome his trust issues once and for all.
So this series is one of my guilty pleasures, as the plots are pretty much the same: Gargoyle falls in love, girl is unbelieving, harpy attack, Gargoyle and girl win, love ensues. This book focuses on Defiance, one of my least favorite of the Greystone brothers, so perhaps that is why this book wasn’t as fun for me. I don’t like Whitney either, her character comes across as one of those really annoying girls who is beautiful and knows it and just happens to be good at everything and basically perfect except for her lack of personality. Meh. The best parts of this book were the references to the missing Chaos and his rescue. Mystery anybody? The plot chain of the books has begun to break! Yay! Also, having an adult know about the Gargoyles was a huge plus for me and I really like Whitney’s Dad and his insistence that Defiance wait to mark Whitney until she graduates. Good call Dad.
This one gets a 3 out of 5