{Blog Tour} Review+Giveaway: Keeper

Friday, July 18, 2014
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Title: Keeper
Author: Ingrid Seymour
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Synopsis from Goodreads:
For them, free will is a luxury . . .

Greg Papilio both wants and dreads his impending metamorphosis. He's tired of being an ugly runt--always picked last on the basketball court--when he could be strong and 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, while Samantha's 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 be Samantha's Keeper, to protect her at a time when someone wants her dead. He 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.

Grab Keeper Vol. One (first part of the story) for .99 cents on Amazon.     

My Thoughts

Right from the start, the whole thing got me intrigued. To see that Greg is going through a metamorphosis made me wonder what his life is going to be. I think the whole concept is cool, but the Integral part came off a little bit like werewolves (?) However, the constant shifting of POV in every chapter made it a little bit confusing. There were three different events happening at the same time, which made me process things slower. I had to stop after a while and rethink of what is happening in the novel already. But it was also precisely because of this that it came to the point I couldn’t put the book down. I wanted to know what will happen next, and I was greedy for more.

Greg, Sam and Ashby were characters with a wonderful personality, but they just couldn’t express themselves because of what the circumstances pushed them to do. It’s really sad to see them struggle with a lot at such a young age. I didn’t like Ashby that much though, I don’t know why. His naivety and pure intentions were cute and awesome, but I somehow got annoyed at the way he tackled things. I like Sam the most, among all the characters. She’s the one that is most confused but still wants to do something to make a change. She remained strong and grew a lot as a person even though she was suddenly thrown into a world of unknown that is full of turmoil.

The whole concept of fate in this novel made me sad because I don’t like the whole idea of not having the free will and choices just because everything is already decided for you. And it was because of fate that I felt the romance between Sam and Ashby seemed forced. I didn’t feel anything from the two of them, even with all their lovey-dovey scenes.

The latter half of the book was so intense, that I just got sucked into the story. Before I knew it, I was almost finish reading it. I am so excited to know what will happen next and hope that the next book comes out soon! <3 I definitely recommend this to all fantasy readers!

My Rating

Real rating: 3.5

About the Author 

Ingrid Seymour loves, loves, loves to write. She’s a young and new adult author. She writes in a variety of genres including romance, urban fantasy, paranormal and horror. She loves pizza and sushi, Sunkist and gum. She believes in vampires, witches, but not zombies (uh-uh, never!) She writes to loud music, daydreams constantly and spends too much time in twitter!! Find her there? ;) Ingrid has incredible fun doing what she does, but more than anything she enjoys hearing from her readers. It’s a dream come true.


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Candace said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed! Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop!

Maggie Steele said...

Cover looksgreat!

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