Rate: 5/5 stars
Series: The Infernal Guard Book 1
Author: S.G.D. Singh
Song Choice: Wild Things by Alessia Cara
*I received a physical copy of Emergence from the author in exchange for a review. It doesn’t change my opinion at all.*
Seventeen year-old Asha’s days are spent training in martial arts, attending homeschool classes, and helping in the kitchens of a luxurious Miami resort which she seldom leaves.
Until the night her grandfather arrives home mysteriously injured, accompanied by a terrifying stranger. Asha begins to suspect that nothing is what it seems when she is abruptly sent to Punjab, India to live with relatives she never knew she had.
Joined by her best friend, Lexi, and her newfound cousin, Nidhan, Asha is soon drawn to an unusual place where the three of them learn that our World is much more than it appears. And there is a good reason people are afraid of the dark.
Meet The Infernal Guard: Shape-shifting Jodha warriors, Seers of various psychic Talents, Healers, Illusionists, and weapons-creating Tvastars. They are the gifted few who fight to protect our realm from demonic Underworlders escaping the seven lower dimensions of Hindu Mythology’s Fourteen Worlds.
As the next generation of heroes from around the globe gathers to begin training, Asha discovers true love and a family in her friends and instructors. But something in the darkness knows that she alone possesses the rarest Talent of all. Now Asha must find the courage and strength to risk everything she has gained before a devouring evil like no other The Infernal Guard has ever faced destroys our realm’s very existence.
How do I put my love for this book into words.
Like this; askjgahaskallfwhsakhvasajaslasflfqniljj. Lol, no.
This book is seriously one of my favourite reads… Ever. you could read this review or you could stop wasting your time and just buy this book because it’s the (real word) bestestestestest.
So, at the beginning we meet Asha Sandhu (who is such an awesome character) who’s home educated (go team!) and basically, she’s been secluded from the outside world so she only has one friend, Lexi Hewitt (who’s the best) and they live together and are both home educated. They live with her grandfather Bapuji, in Miami. Asha and Lexi train a whole bunch every day (I swear they’re ninja masters) and learn about a whole bunch of stuff (I don’t want to give anything away but, go edumacation!) What’s really awesome is that Asha and her family are from India, except because of what happened to her family in the past, they decided it was best for Asha to grow up in the States. So she doesn’t know her other family in India at all. Oh, and Asha is like the Jimi hendrix of all harp players. So there’s that too.
So, in chapter one it’s pretty calm for like, two pages. And then, BAM! We jump straight into action. After all that drama happens (I can’t say, because, spoilers!) She jumps on a plane to India and meets her Cousin, Nidhan Sandhu, and he’s is just such a lovable character, I mean they all are written so well, and they all have distinct personalities and you fall in love with each one! Oh, and there’s also a mysterious boy *wiggles eyebrows* and once they get together it’s the most adorable thing ever. I ship them so, so much. The You also learn a lot about Indian, Chinese. Colombian and a few other cultures. It has such a beautiful blend of characters, language and culture. You also learn new about different kinds of weapons… Oh, and foods too. Warning, this book will make you hungry! I mean, c’mon Hindu mythology is amazing and I can’t wait to learn more about it in book two! Let me tell you about this dialogue, okay. IT IS AMAZING!
This is just one of my favourite moments;
“Nidhan said, “At least you don’t look like a billionaire Barbie anymore. That was dangerous in so many ways, you have no idea.” Turning to him, Lexi fixed her sunglasses with her middle finger.”
Singh’s writing style is just so gorgeous. No, really, it seriously is. I was instantly taken on this amazing adventure with Asha. I mean I got so lost in this book i actually didn’t use my phone for a full 24hrs. So that says a lot about how much I enjoyed it. I loved reading every minute of it. It made me smile, laugh, cry and at one point I wanted to throw the book at the wall (not in a bad way) because I cried at the end. It was just so, so, so, so, so good! I feel so honored to have had the chance to review this amazing, amazing book. Filled with action, adventure, love and hilarity. I really hope you can pick up this book ASAP, because it’s freakin amazing, and it deserves SO MUCH LOVE! So yes, I’d like to thank Singh for sending me a copy of her wonderful, wonderful book. And for writing a wonderful, wonderful book!
Thank you so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed!
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