Shield & Shade

· Ascended Guardians Book 1 · Misty Hayes
5 reviews

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It's been over ten years since fifteen-year-old Zoey Taylor wandered away from her family home in the middle of the night. Or so she's been told, repeatedly, by her mother—but the only thing Zoey knows for sure is that when her older brother, Corinth, found her in the woods, safe and unharmed, she returned with a crippling fear of the dark and no other memories from those lost days—except strange flashes of sharp teeth and red-flaming hair.

Since that time, she's become a star pupil and is on track to graduate early . . . if, and that's a big IF, her overprotective family doesn't get in the way of her dreams first.

But when one of the wealthiest, enigmatic philanthropists on the planet—Gabriel Stanton—shows up on her doorstep on Thanksgiving Day and reveals the truth about what really happened to her all those years ago, it completely shatters her perception of the world.

And the story isn't anything like what she's been told.

The Ascended Guardians series is a supernatural thrill-ride that never lets up.

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5 reviews
James Lawrence
January 21, 2021
I loved it! We get to see from multiple POVs, though Corinth's sister is our "main character" in this book. So many stories are just rehashing kind of the same plots as others but I find this book (as well as the original Blood Dagger trilogy) very unique/different! This book had me wanting to call off work because there were so many THINGS happening and I didn't want to put it down! I highly recommend this book!
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Christina Childers
January 25, 2021
Misty Hayes is back with a new spin-off series! If you haven’t read The Blood Dagger series yet… then what are you waiting for? Go and fetch those books first before picking up Shield & Shade. If you are familiar with The Blood Dagger books, you’ll be happy to witness the return of all our favorite characters, plus a few more new additions. Cor’s little sister Zoey has grown older and has her own POV chapters—which were absolutely great. I love her. I can’t wait to see where her story will go. Misty Hayes has such a talent with creating wholly different types of characters—good, shades of gray, and evil— I love all of them. I wasn’t sure what to expect with Shield & Shade, since certain things had changed in the events of The Blood Dagger series, but as you can see I can’t express exactly how much I adore this book without going full fangirl.
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About the author

Misty Hayes has always had a thing for escaping headfirst into fantastical books. This is what led her to start writing her own adventures down. As someone who has spent a long career in law enforcement, Misty has a love for strong female protagonists. She also directs short films and claims to have been bitten by the traveling bug (not to be mistaken for a radioactive spider).

When Misty isn't filming or roaming the planet, or diving into another novel, she's spending time at home in Texas with her myriad of nieces and nephews in tow.

The Blood Dagger Series is a multiple award-winning, high-octane Young Adult Paranormal trilogy, and The Ascended Guardians Series is a spin-off of THE BLOOD DAGGER books.

The Outcasts has received recognition for a Literary Titan award, IndieBRAG Medallion, 2018 solo medalist winner of the New Apple Literary Awards for YA Fantasy, and 2019 2nd place winner of the North Texas Book Festival in YA Fantasy.

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