Keeper by Ingrid Seymour

Wednesday, July 02, 2014 0 Comments A + a -

Title: Keeper

Author: Ingrid Seymour

Published Date: July 1st 2014

Rating: 4/5 Stars


Greg Papilio both wants and dreads his impending metamorphosis. He’s tired of being a runt—always picked last on the basketball court—and tired of being ugly, when he could be what girls call “drop dead gorgeous.” But as much as he looks forward to the transformation, he also fears the caste it will inevitably assign to him. He doesn’t want a common caste. He wants a powerful one, a cool one.

Samantha Gibson is average. She’s short and a little full around the hips—a terribly cute look for a future chef. She’s two years away from culinary school, from her uncaring parents, and from carving a perfectly Human future. She wants independence, a career and a quiet life of her own.

Except fate couldn’t care less about what Greg and Samantha want and gives them exactly the opposite. Greg’s metamorphosis assigns him a caste that enslaves him to Samantha, while her chance to attend Le Cordon Bleu is taken away. But things are never as interesting as when Ashby—an intriguing blonde with a hidden identity—enters her life with a splash.

Greg’s fate is to protect Samantha at a time when someone wants her dead. He's her Keeper and will stop at nothing to ensure her safety, even if her secret past proves deadly, even if he's keeping her safe for someone else.

It's been a while since I've read a YA novel, let alone a fantasy one. Mainly, I've been delving into NA books and was planning on staying in that genre. So needless to say, I was a little reluctant to start this book, even though I received this book for an honest review. Since you're here reading a "review", that must mean I read it. And I did, and here is my honest review...

I loved it.

Diving into this book gave me nostalgia of the time before my NA crave and it showed me how much I missed YA. Yes. I miss YA and I am darn proud to say that.

These character were like me. SAM WAS LIKE ME. Even though it's YA and you're older, it does not mean that these characters are not relatable. Because they are! They're either relatable to your younger self or current self, either way they are not any less relatable. (Yea, I'm being redundant but I'm trying to get my point across.)

After reading this awesome book, I was craving more adventure. And since the NA genre is still slow on the other aspects of novels other than contemporary, it seems like YA is the best choice for me.

YA is fun, adventurous, daring, exciting, torturous even, everything that NA is as well, so why was I wanting to get out of it? Well, it's like when the kid wants to be a grown up already when they're thirteen. I wanted to grow up. In real life there really is no going back once you've grown but with books you can go back any time you want. And you can be positive that I'll be doing that thanks to this beauty.

Sorry for that tanget. Here's the actual review:

When I started this book I was a little confused but intrigued nonetheless. (I'm laughing at myself because that's pretty much what I put while writing my notes: "Don't know what the hell is happening. But call me intrigued.").

I was excited to figure out what was going to happen. The whole concept of the story was pretty interesting and you're really intrigued from the first sentence.

Meeting each character for the first time was engaging. You are smack dab in the middle of their lives. There's no introduction of their background until it's needed, which I though was neat.

I hated every family in this book except Greg's, which is a good thing because that's what Ingrid WANTS you to feel toward her characters.

I was a little skeptical of Ashby but I grew to like him and his zombie like ways. I loved Greg from the beginning and his determination to be true to himself even when the world was against him. And Sam because she was just a piece in a game but still stayed strong when everything was going to poop. 

I loved this book. I enjoyed it and I honesty can't wait for more events to unfold for these characters. 

With more books to be read 
 Romans 15:2

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