Paranormal Keepers by Jen Naumann
Publication date: March 11th 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
~ Synopsis ~
Everyone thinks Harper Young killed her boyfriend. No one will say it to her face, but the signs are everywhere.
It’s almost been a year since Gavin was torn from Harper’s arms and brutally murdered. The police wrote it off as a freak accident, deciding Harper’s strange testimony was given under duress. But she knows something unnatural was involved and refuses to stop looking until she finds his killer, even if it means her reputation as a senior is ruined. Even if it means there really are monsters living among us.
With the discovery of the mothmen, witches, vampires and all the creatures she always suspected were out there, Harper finds herself amidst a complex bundle of unseen heroes who call themselves “Keepers”, sworn to keep the secret of the paranormal creatures that walk this earth. As she tries to understand what’s so special about her that she’s able to break an old Keeper law, Harper has a baffling vision of kissing a mysterious guy before a blade is brought down on him. Before she can get a handle on her future, she becomes central to a battle between the questionable “heroes” and the evil she’s been training to fight, leaving her to wonder if there’s any way to change the fate that has been foretold before it’s too late.
~ Review by Jessica ~
Wow! I had high hopes for this book, and it still managed to exceed them!
Harper’s story is mysterious, intense, dark, shocking… And many other wonderful adjectives. I won’t say I was sucked in from page one; I did find it a little slow in the beginning, but not enough to lose my interest. It begins escalating soon enough, and then- BAM! From the moment Harper entered the Academy I couldn’t put it down. I read the whole book in a day.
The world building was well done, and the characters were simply fantastic. Each character was well developed and felt natural. I cared about them deeply, and definitely formed an unhealthy attachment to Dexter. I especially loved that they were each so complex. Even Dexter (the new love of my life) was pretty flawed. They all are in a way, and that’s what’s so wonderful. That’s real life. Nobody is perfect. And now I will stop raving about the characters, and discuss the plot. (Spoiler alert: it’s going to be more raving.)
Holy plot twist Batman! Jen did an amazing job laying out this roller coaster of a plot line. I felt just as confused and frustrated as Harper as she tried to piece together what was happening. Why is she there? What makes her special? WHO CAN WE TRUST?? I was constantly changing my opinion on that last question. There are so many sides to everyone, you never feel certain about who is trustworthy.
Basically, I loved it. I had mild whip lash by the end, but it was worth it. 4.5 books.
~ About the Author ~
~ Author links ~
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