Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Cypher: Review

From Goodreads:
GUARDIANS INC.: THE CYPHER is two stories in one. A glimpse into a multinational company that is in reality the oldest of secret societies, one that spans close to seven thousand years of existence, weaving in and out of history, guiding and protecting humanity from creatures and forces that most of us believe are only mythology and fairy tales.

The other is the story of Thomas Byrne, a young man thrust into secrets he shouldn't be aware of and dangers he shouldn't face but, that he ultimately will, for he is a Cypher. The only one who can steer humanity’s future.

The ultimate conspiracy theory is that Magic is real. Kept in check by technology but, every five hundred years the balance can shift and, if it does, technology will fail and those creatures we've driven into myth will come back with a vengeance.

To protect the present, Guardians Incorporated needs to know the future.

My Review:
This was a pretty spectacular book! Fun, enjoyable, and not just a little bit weird, with pretty great characters, an interesting world, and great-to-read writing! Plus, the initial idea of an ancient conspiracy theory, just fantastic!

I enjoyed this world, with it's quirks, like the big one of the 500 possible power shift, to the small ones that are almost too numerous to count! Because yeah, this is a book with magic, at least, the possibility of magic, since technology is the side that's been in charge for the current 500 years.

The characters? They had their own quirks, too, they were individual, fun, interesting, and they had some pretty awesome plot twists, and yeah, it was a lot of fun to read about them, and in future books, because they're characters worth knowing!

Yeah, I really enjoyed this book, it was awesome, and I hope that I can read more of the series, what with the teaser of the second book in this one!

Author: Julian Rosado-Machain
Series: Guardians Inc.#1
Read: June 25th, 2014
Source: Pump Up Your Book Blog Tour Review Copy
Reason Why: Sounded good, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Book!
Publisher: Julian Rosado-Machain
Published: January 26th 2011
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
4.5/5 Stars

Julian Rosado-Machain has enjoyed pizza in three continents, worked in graphic design, armored vehicles, built computers, handcrafted alebrijes and swears that he has seen at least one ghost.

He lives in San Diego, California. And enjoys the sun with his wife, three children and cat.
His latest book is the YA fantasy adventure, Guardians Inc.: The Cypher.

Visit his website at

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Stops on the Tour:
Monday, May 5
Book Featured at Inside BJ’s Head

Tuesday, May 6
First Chapter Reveal at I’m Shelf-ish

Wednesday, May 7
Book Review at Bound 4 Escape

Thursday, May 8
Interview at The Writer’s Life

Monday, May 12

Tuesday, May 13
Interview at As the Page Turns

Wednesday, May 14
Guest Blogging at The Book Faery Reviews

Thursday, May 15
Book Review at The Gal in the Blue Mask

Monday, May 19
Book Featured at Cherry Mischievous

Tuesday, May 20
Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner

Wednesday, May 21

Thursday, May 22
Book Featured at MamaKitty Reviews

Monday, May 26
Interview at Beyond the Books

Tuesday, May 27
Guest Blogging at I Heart Reading

Friday, May 30
Interview at Review From Here

Monday, June 2
First Chapter Reveal at Read My First Chapter

Wednesday, June 4
Book Review at Cheryl’s Book Nook

Thursday, June 5
Book Featured at Fallen Over Book Reviews

Monday, June 9
Book Review at The Road to Here

Tuesday, June 10
Guest Blogging at The YA Lit Chick

Wednesday, June 11
Interview at Blogcritics

Monday, June 16
Book Trailer Feature at If Books Could Talk

Tuesday, June 17
Book Featured at Sweeping Me

Wednesday, June 18

Thursday, June 19
Book Featured at Maureen’s Musings

Monday, June 23
Interview at The Dark Phantom

Wednesday, June 25
Guest Blogging at Words I Write Crazy

Thursday, June 26
Book Review at Words I Write Crazy

Friday, June 27
Book Featured at The Busy Mom’s Daily

Monday, July 7
Interview at I’m Shelf-ish

Tuesday, July 8
Character Guest Post at As the Page Turns

Wednesday, July 9
Book Review at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark

Thursday, July 10
Guest Blogging at CBY Book Club

Monday, July 14
Book Review at Mary’s Cup of Tea

Tuesday, July 15
Guest Blogging at The Writer’s Life
Book Review at Deal Sharing Aunt

Wednesday, July 16
Interview at PUYB Virtual Book Club

Thursday, July 17
Book Feature at Plug Your Book

Monday, July 21
Book Review at Ashley’s Bookshelf

Tuesday, July 22
Interview at Between the Covers

Wednesday, July 23
Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book

Thursday, July 24
Interview at As the Page Turns

Monday, July 28
Book Review at Blooming with Books

Tuesday, July 29

Wednesday, July 30
Book Review at Cindy’s Love of Books

Thursday, July 31
Book Tour Highlights at PUYB Virtual Book Club

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