The Eighth Guardian (Annum Guard, #1) by Meredith McCardle

The Eighth Guardian (Annum Guard, #1)

Amanda Obermann. Code name Iris.It’s Testing Day. The day that comes without warning, the day when all juniors and seniors at The Peel Academy undergo a series of intense physical and psychological tests to see if they’re ready to graduate and become government operatives. Amanda and her boyfriend Abe are top students, and they’ve just endured thirty-six hours of testing. But they’re juniors and don’t expect to graduate. That’ll happe...


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TitleThe Eighth Guardian (Annum Guard, #1)
Author
Release DateMay 6th, 2014
PublisherSkyscape
LanguageEnglish
GenreScience Fiction, Time Travel, Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopia
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Reviews The Eighth Guardian (Annum Guard, #1)

  • Alicia Batista (Addicted Readers)
    2014-03-11
    4.5 StarsWow, what a thrilling intense adventure through time, that takes us through corruption, conspiracies, betrayals, lies, deception and murder!!! THE EIGHTH GUARDIAN is full of soo much awesomeness, all packed in one little book!!!I don't even know where to begin with all of this book's awesomeness! The world building was so complex and full of layers of plot and character development that made this book what it was, a bombshell of a debut!...
  • Alaina Meserole
    2018-01-14
    Dear Audiobooks, I love you so freaking much because you make my boring life at work 110% better. I'd also like to thank my Kindle Unlimited account for giving me really fantastic book recommendations ever now and then. You've really stepped up your game this month and it's only the beginning of 2018. You keep doing you KU! Also, here's a little shout out to my audible app because I just love changing the speed of the narrator every now and then....
  • Aleshanee
    2017-08-06
    Das Buch hab ich jetzt schon so lange vor mir her geschoben - dabei hatte ich mich total drauf gefreut, denn die vielen Meinungen, die ich dazu gesehen hatte, sind durchwegs positiv!Man wird auf den ersten Seiten auch direkt in die Geschichte geworfen. Die Protagonistin Amanda, die aus der Ich-Perspektive erzählt, ist Anwärterin auf einen Agentenjob der amerikanischen Regierung. Wahrscheinlich ausgewählt, weil ihr Vater ebenfalls an Geheimauft...
  • Sophia Sardothien
    2015-01-09
    Cover lies again :(((( annoying protagonist, okay plot, annoying protagonist, cool concept, annoying protagonist.
  • Sakina
    2014-05-03
    Actual rating= 1.5Gosh! I didn't enjoy this book. I dragged myself through it. I didn't like Amanda/Iris. She was judgmental, whiny and really not that great as everyone made her seem. Amanda graduates from Peel Academy in junior year itself and is taken away from everything and her boyfriend Abe to a secret government organization called Annum Guard. She is considered an outsider and has to prove herself before she can become a full member of th...
  • Susan
    2013-02-19
    This book is nothing short of brilliant. Seriously, I ZOOMED through it. The plot is deliciously twisty, the characters are so well-drawn(and kick butt!), and the world building is top-notch. I loved the mystery elements, the time-travel bits, the quick pacing, and the general awesomeness of the heroine.I honestly cannot WAIT for this book to release.
  • Ash
    2014-05-13
    I'm not too terribly fond of the cover, but when I read the description, it sounded exciting and full of action. And this book did NOT disappoint!Amanda Obermann doesn't expect to graduate from Peel Academy (a school for future CIA/FBI type candidates) on testing day; she's just a junior after all. So when her name is called among the graduates, she's as stunned as her peers. Before she can even wrap her mind around the fact that she won't see he...
  • Alexandra
    2014-10-30
    12/2/17 on sale for $.99 for Kindle.
  • The Empire of Me
    2015-05-09
    https://youtu.be/Zq8H4BG-14k
  • Stefanie Hasse hisandherbooks.de
    2015-05-10
    Inhalt:Amanda hat ein großes Ziel: Sie will nach ihrem Abschluss an der Peel Academy zu einem der Geheimdienste und ihrem Land dienen.Mit was sie nicht gerechnet hatte: Dass sie als jüngste Schülerin seit Jahren den Testtag so gut bestanden hat, dass sie von einer geheimen Organisation rekrutiert wird. Einer so geheimen Organisation, dass sie noch nie davon gehört hat. Annum Guard.Doch was passiert mit Abe, dem Jungen, den sie liebt und den s...
  • LeFaBook
    2015-08-26
    Inhalt:Wer auf eine geheime Spezialschule der Regierung geht, den sollte eigentlich nichts mehr wundern. Dennoch fällt die junge Amanda aus allen Wolken, als eine mysteriöse Geheimorganisation sie rekrutiert und vorzeitig vom College holt. Noch viel unglaublicher ist jedoch, dass diese Organisation namens Annum Guard echte Zeitreisen unternimmt! Seit Jahren optimiert sie unsere Vergangenheit. Bisher bestand sie aus sieben Wächtern, doch nun so...
  • Gabrielle
    2014-12-18
    actually a 3.75 rating i really enjoyed it
  • Elizabeth Ashley
    2017-09-16
    Woah. That was an intense and adventurous read! Even though there were parts that really annoyed me, seriously I considered putting the book down, I got really into it and loved it in the end. I like the fact that this is not an insta love story, and focuses rather on a "heroine" with selfish tendencies (think Katniss). Its also not a love triangle or love story whatsoever, and I loved the friendship and self awareness that Iris developed over th...
  • Megan
    2014-05-20
    I enjoyed reading the book in a the way someone enjoys a sugary dessert - all fluff, no nutrients. It's fun but I wish there was more substance underneath. Hard to rate... enjoyment-wise? Pretty good. But parts start to unravel when you think about them.If you think about McCardle's approach to Time Travel, there is a paradox issue... The way the book is set up, it seems like the people who "enhance" the past can remember the previous history (th...
  • V Nerd
    2014-05-27
    Book: The Eighth GuardianGenre: YAType: Audiobook.Book rating: ♡♡♡♡♡♡Narration rating: ♡♡♡♡♡♡ Review Well this one is going straight onto my favourites shelf !!I may gush a couple of times during this review, I do apologise. I also had this as a buddy read so I have to thank Kristin for listening to my rambles haha!I wasn't really looking forward to this book i have to say, it got chosen also for my Dusty bookshelf so I ...
  • Letanna
    2016-03-11
    Amanda kann es nicht fassen, als sie von der Geheimorganisation Annum Guard rekrutiert wird, dabei ist sie ja erst im ersten Jahr in Peel, einem College auf dem Geheimagenten ausgebildet sind. Annum Guard ist etwas besonders, denn deren Aufgabe ist es, durch Zeitreisen die Vergangenheit zu optimieren. Amanda ist ein Experiment, den bisher waren immer nur 7 Wächter bei Annum Guard, Amanda ist der 8. Wächter. Die Bedingungen sind nicht einfach un...
  • Jaime Arkin
    2013-12-13
    This book rests on my 'favorites of the year so far' list in case you missed our top ten tuesday! I'd been dying to get my hands on this, and then I won a copy from the author. When it arrived, I immediately put everything else to the side. This book has a little bit of everything for everyone! Twists and turns that will keep you guessing, mystery and intrigue to keep you turning pages and wonderful characters you'll find yourself cheering for! P...
  • Sara
    2014-07-13
    The Eighth Guardian is the first book in the Annum Guard series by Meridith McCardle begins with Amanda taking her exams at the Peel school which trains young men and women to work for the government. Amanda has a bad feeling that things are not going to go as she expects them to at the graduation ceremony. When she hears her name called, a year early, for graduation she hugs her boyfriend goodbye before being rushed into a room to meet her new b...
  • EmeraldMeadow
    2014-05-17
    ***********SPOILER FREE**************Time Travel.....What a difficult subject to write about. I don't normally enjoy time travel books because it's just too far fetched and there are so many factors involved and it's extremely hard to wrap my head around it. This book was a lighter read when it came to time travel and I think the author did a good job of explaining it. I enjoyed it for the most part but don't expect some deep incredible story-lin...
  • Kerry Cerra
    2013-12-31
    This book is smart, smart, smart. And, hey, it has time travel and history, two of my most favorite things. I'm so glad it's only the first in the trilogy because I love spending time with Iris and her gang. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.I can't wait to get my hardcover copy in May.
  • Cliff Mccollum
    2014-08-09
    Sometimes a main character is so dumb you just want to scream at them. This book contains one of those. What saved it was a good story and strong supporting characters. It will probably make a great movie some day.
  • Snowtulip
    2015-01-09
    3.5 stars
  • Isis
    2014-05-21
    Amanda Obermann. Code name Iris.It’s Testing Day. The day that comes without warning, the day when all juniors and seniors at The Peel Academy undergo a series of intense physical and psychological tests to see if they’re ready to graduate and become government operatives. Amanda and her boyfriend Abe are top students, and they’ve just endured thirty-six hours of testing. But they’re juniors and don’t expect to graduate. That’ll happe...
  • Solara300
    2015-05-17
    KurzbeschreibungAmanda Jean Obermann ist froh als sie mit 14 Jahren in die Peel Academy aufgenommen wird. Warum? Na ganz einfach, die Peel Academy ist eine spezielle Academy wo Agenten für die Regierung ausgebildet werden und nur Jugendliche mit speziellen Fähigkeiten kommen auserwählt dazu.Mittlerweile ist Amanda schon einige Zeit dabei und mit ihren Prüfungen beschäftigt, da fällt ihr ein Beobachter aus der Masse heraus auf und zwar hat a...
  • Erin Arkin
    2018-04-06
    I enjoyed this narrator and will have to dive into book 2 again soon. Definitely check this series out when you can. It is complete so you can read them all back to back with no delays!!
  • Hannah
    2017-09-28
    My full review of The Eighth Guardian on The Aries Atlas
  • Ivanhoe
    2018-06-23
    Admito que la sinopsis no me cuadraba y mucho menos el titulo, pero igual tenia la expectativa de leer algo interesante... Pero tristemente fue una pesima lectura :/
  • Erin Arkin
    2013-12-13
    I really, really enjoyed this one.This book is officially on my favorites list. You may have seen an update somewhere stating I had to force myself to put this book down and I wasn’t exaggerating. This was a story that continually had me saying to myself, “Just one more chapter” and when I finally realized how late it was and that I actually had to function the next day I did it. Nevermind that the second I got home from work I immediately ...
  • Fantasie Träumerei
    2015-07-07
    Amanda ist Schülerin der Peel Academy. Hartes Training und tagelange Prüfung unter schwersten Bedingungen filtern nur die Besten aus allen Schülern heraus. Ihnen sind Plätze beim CIA, FBI oder anderen geheimen Organisationen der Regierung sicher. Amanda möchte gemeinsam mit ihrem Freund Abe, der ebenfalls seine Ausbildung an der Peel macht, beim CIA unterkommen. Doch dann bestätigt sich ihr ungutes Gefühl und sie wird noch bei der Bekanntg...
  • Bookish
    2015-06-08
    Inhalt"Wer auf eine geheime Spezialschule der Regierung geht, den sollte eigentlich nichts mehr wundern. Dennoch fällt die junge Amanda aus allen Wolken, als eine mysteriöse Geheimorganisation sie rekrutiert und vorzeitig vom College holt. Noch viel unglaublicher ist jedoch, dass diese Organisation namens Annum Guard echte Zeitreisen unternimmt! Seit Jahren optimiert sie unsere Vergangenheit. Bisher bestand sie aus sieben Wächtern, doch nun so...