Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Keeper by Natalie Star

Format: eBook
Publisher: Decadent Publishing Company, LLC
Pages: 231
Source: BTS Virtual Book Tour
Genre: Young Adult – Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, Romance
Stars: 4
Buy Now: Amazon § Barnes & Noble

 About the book:
The morning of her sixteenth birthday, Billie feels blessed despite the reoccurring nightmare that wakes her. Loving parents, a caring boyfriend, and great friends surround her until an heirloom necklace throws her into a world she never imagined.

“Gifted” with supernatural powers and an unexpected destiny as the Keeper, Billie and a mysterious boy from her past must work together to find answers. But, as they begin to discover feelings for one another, he disappears leaving her to fight evil alone. Her life spirals out of control. She breaks up with her boyfriend, Tony, and alienates her best friends Arianna and Jocelyn to protect them from the truth.

As dark forces pursue her, Billie longs to run away from it all, yet a need to do what’s right compels her to face the future as the keeper of more than her own fortune.


My Review:
The story was unique and thought-provoking, unveiling Billie’s fate progressively with the unexpected occurrence of none of the characters knowing what gifts she really possesses. The plot moved quickly causing a little confusion at parts particularly concerning Billie’s destiny which could have been a little more detailed at the beginning even though questions are cleared up towards the end.

At first my impression of Billie was one of extreme dislike, she seemed like the typical ‘bitchy’ high school popular kid tormenting all of the kids around her. Her continued negative attitude towards “Freak Boy” and Ramey made her less likable as a character. As the story progresses we see Billie mature and recognize her attitude toward others not in her immediate circle needed adjustment. She also comes to accept her destiny and the problems she has to overcome.

The other characters were developed very well and were likable. Tony’s apparent accent was a little distracting for me but I did like that he supported Billie even though his tough guy persona was undermined by the pure paranormal situation no human
ould stand against.

I was provided a copy of the book by BTS eMag for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review – all conclusions are my own responsibility.

Three years ago, if you told me one day I would love to read and write, I would have told you you were crazy-out-of-your-mind. Since then I have read 150+ books and written 2 complete novels (one of which is being published) and I have 3 more in the works.
When I'm not reading or writing, I can be found with my husband supporting my two children on the soccer fields. Or maybe running around with my camera taking photos while camping and/or hiking. Or lastly, and most probable - I'm watching movies on Netflix while simultaneously perusing Facebook. Our family resides in the state of Virginia along with our old-unintelligent-diabetic cat named Lucky.

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