Keepers-Book Review

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Keepers-Book Review

From Love Triangle to Apocalypse, this Novel Keeps you Enthralled

‘Eden’s life is balanced…until her soul is bound to her enemy.

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Keepers (The Eden East Novels Book 1) by Sacha Black

Keepers opens up with a glimpse into the world of Truitinor, introducing magic and shape shifting needed in order to pass a final exam. The scenes were rich in detail and I could easily imagine myself there. In a world composed by fate, the main character, Eden East finds herself in a position where is she is bound to be with her enemy, while in love with someone else.

The premise alone is unique. Sacha Black has created a universe governed by the magic that fuels Earth- a world where those that live in it, are in charge of the fate of everyone in it. They keep the balance, they are the elements. Beautifully written, and bringing personification and real human dramatization of life events, this book takes on emotions at their rawest form.

I was pulled in from the start. I loved the snarkiness of the characters and sarcastic sense of humor. I like Eden East, the level headed but headstrong main character. She is believable as she feels emotional pain and betrayal, her reactions are warranted, all while keeping a level head. This book is witty and at times sexy, as Eden struggles to keep in her lustful feelings of her crush, a seductive siren, while managing to obey the order of their laws. I’m not always a fan of the first person narrative but in this case, it made me feel like I was seeing straight through Eden’s eyes.

Eden is fated to be with her enemy, an arrogant, yet conflicted shifter who made me cringe and hate him as I read on, however, I do confess that at times I found myself feeling sorry for him. For that, I must say he is a skillfully crafted antagonist and I cannot wait to find out more about him.

If you’re looking for a good YA series to get into that has shape shifters and sorcerers, I highly recommend this book. Emotional, heart felt, and adventurous, Keepers will leave you wanting for more. I’ll definitely be getting a copy of  Victor, the sequel in this series.

About the Author

Sacha Black has five obsessions; words, expensive shoes, conspiracy theories,  self-improvement, and breaking the rules. She also has the mind of a perpetual sixteen-year-old, only with slightly less drama and slightly more bills.

Sacha writes books about people with magical powers and other books about the art of writing. She lives in Hertfordshire, England, with her wife and genius, giant of a son.

When she’s not writing, she can be found laughing inappropriately loud, blogging, sniffing musty old books, fangirling film and TV soundtracks, or thinking up new ways to break the rules.