Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Captive by Sarah Fine Review


Captive: A Guard's Tale from Malachi's Perspective (Guards of the Shadowlands #1.1)
Sarah Fine
(Guards of the Shadowlands #1.1)
April 15th, 2013
Genres: YA, Paranormal, Fantasy

In this thrilling short story set in the world of Sarah Fine’s novel Sanctum, Malachi rescues a mysterious girl from one of his own Guards, who’s convinced she’s a Mazikin. Malachi can tell she isn’t, but she’s not an ordinary citizen of the dark city, either. He only knows one thing for sure—she’s dangerous, and to more than just his mission. The captive’s fate is in his hands—will he end her afterlife or save her?

Check out the complete series

Sanctum (Guards of the Shadowlands, #1) Captive: A Guard's Tale from Malachi's Perspective (Guards of the Shadowlands #1.1) Fractured (Guards of the Shadowlands, #2)
Vigilante: A Guard's Tale from Ana's Perspective Chaos (Guards of the Shadowlands #3)  Stories from the Shadowlands (Guards of the Shadowlands, #3.1)

Click HERE to read my review of book #1, SANCTUM!

Ooh, CAPTIVE, how you made me love Malachi so, soooo, much more!! You brought out all the amazing characterize traits and all his alluring sex appeal, and made me fall so much more in love with him! Real or not, Malachi's my dream guy!!!

In CAPTIVE, we get Malachi's POV from a few chapters in SANCTUM. It's only about 23 pages, but was still more then enough to have me loving Malachi so much more! He's strong and tough when needed. He's a protector and leader to his guards. He's feared and hunted by the Mazikin. He's liked and respected by the ones that know him best. And he's loyal and deadly when the time comes. To say Malachi is the perfect male love interest, well that would be an understatement!


Malachi's dealing with the highly increased number of the evil Mazikin stealing and claiming the bodies of the souls in his city. As captain of the guard, it is his duty above all else to ensure that the wandering souls are protected from the Mazikin's evil clutches. But with the increase in murders, and the Mazikin becoming more bold and cunning, he is feeling more pressured then ever to learn the Mazikin's plans and find their secret nest hiding within the dark Suicide City. Then, he finally gets a break when one of his fellow guards catches a girl acting strange within the city. Or so he thought, something is different about this girl. She doesn't have the Mazikin's scent, but she's not like the other wandering souls either. She's different then anything he's ever come across in his years in the City. But it could very well be one of the Mazikin's tricks to get his guard down and gain his trust. And now Malachi is unsure of who or what she is, and what he should do with her.

I'm so much more excited after reading CAPTIVE to jump back into this series and continue this epic journey through hell and back (Literally), and experience the same wonderful feelings from book one, but this time through a new journey with the same characters I've come to love!!

Overall, if you've read the first book SANCTUM, then you definitely need to read this short story in Malachi's POV. It will not disappoint and only have you craving book two even more!!
4 Bone Hearts 


Sarah FineI’m the author of several books for teens, including Of Metal and Wishes (McElderry/Simon & Schuster) and its sequel, Of Dreams and Rust (coming in August 2015), and the Guards of the Shadowlands YA urban fantasy series (Skyscape/Amazon Children’s Publishing). I’m also the co-author (with Walter Jury) of two YA sci-fi thrillers published by Putnam/ Penguin: Scan and its sequel Burn (which will be published in 2015). My first adult urban fantasy romance novel, Marked, will be published in January 2015 by 47North/Amazon Publishing, with the sequel, Claimed, coming in March 2015. When I’m not writing, I’m psychologizing. Sometimes I do both at the same time. The results are unpredictable.


  1. See.... I am missing out so much by not reading the shorts! I haven't read this series yet, but it is on my TBR. When I do finally read it, I will remember that I need to read the short one, too!


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