This was quite a fun book to read where Lainey, Maggie, and Ty made the core of the story. Lainey was the Keeper of the magic. She had to prevent Master, who had killed her family, from getting the Grimoire. Maggie was her best friend who had been bitten by a Shifter. And Ty was the one who betrayed her.
My second book by author Kim Chance, it was fun to see Lainey grow up. The initial few chapters were about her training as a witch with the leftover emotions of the first book which fueled her with anger over the betrayal and guilt over the death of a loved one due to her magic. There was many such scenes where she was quite self-absorbed, but the author gave her the swift kick on the butt at the right time to uplift the story.
Changes occurred in these characters, some were life threatening, and some had to come from within. All was not as it seemed. The characters were made to find themselves and grow into their own skin to be the person they were supposed to be. The love and friendship flowed in their bond, but the threat of the Master who wanted to kill Lainey and possess her magic was ever present which made the story exciting.
Twists galore, I didn’t expect so many. Masks over some faces were firmly placed right till the end. The author’s writing was fast paced, easy to understand even if book 1 hadn’t been read. There was a feeling of the impending action down the pages.
The last few chapters were a rocking ride and the finale left me bubbling with excitement. A book with spells and magic as a theme was always exciting. A bit more action would have soothed my bloodthirsty heart. Overall, it was magical read.
I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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Kim Chance is an English teacher from Alabama, currently residing in Michigan with her husband and three children. When not writing, Kim enjoys spending time with her family and two crazy dogs, binge-watching Netflix, fangirling over books, and making death-by-cheese casseroles.
Keeper is her first young adult novel. Kim is also a YouTuber who loves connecting with other writers. She posts videos at www.youtube.com/kimchance1 and is the creator of the #Chance2Connect chat on Twitter.
Lainey’s normal, bookworm life no longer exists. With her family murdered by the Master, she joins forces with a group of Supernatural rebels. But as she struggles to cope with her new role as Keeper and the uncontrollable power it gives her, Lainey realizes that magic does indeed leave a mark—but it’s not always physical.
Ty isn’t one of the good guys. He’s done terrible things, and he won’t stop until he gets what he wants. Even if it hurts. Even if it means betraying the girl he loves…again.
For Maggie, all her comic book dreams have come true, and her new life as a Shifter is just beginning. But with war closing in, is it truly a dream or a death sentence?
In the ultimate battle for power, Lainey, Ty, and Maggie must face-off against the Master, and work together to discover the greatest weapon of all.
Seek and you will find.