Keeper

Keeper

When a 200-year-old witch attacks her, sixteen-year-old bookworm Lainey Styles is determined to find a logical explanation. Even with the impossible staring her in the face, Lainey refuses to believe it—until she finds a photograph linking the witch to her dead mother.After consulting a psychic, Lainey discovers that she, like her mother, is a Keeper: a witch with the excl...

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Title:Keeper
Author:Kim Chance
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Keeper Reviews

  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink

    This was a fun book - and wow that last 30% was a wild ride! But before I get into all that, I just wanted to give a shoutout to the author!

    For those of you who don't know, Kim has a writing channel on youtube full of awesome writing & craft advice - and I highly recommend checking it out of you're an aspiring author!

    So basically we have Lainey, a quirky, small-

    This was a fun book - and wow that last 30% was a wild ride! But before I get into all that, I just wanted to give a shoutout to the author!

    For those of you who don't know, Kim has a writing channel on youtube full of awesome writing & craft advice - and I highly recommend checking it out of you're an aspiring author!

    So basically we have Lainey, a quirky, small-town girl who's goal is literally just to pass her exams. Except, her life suddenly takes a strange turn and she starts to hallucinate visions of a girl named Josephine. With no explanation, Lainey starts to search for answers with her best friend Maggie and a cute street fighter, and ends up unveiling a hoard of secrets about her heritage & past.

    I don't want to spoil anything because each revelation was exciting and I say just dive in. Its a quick and easy read!

    -Really fun twists. Just when you think you know everything, you're going to get hit over the head. And you'll love it. Literally until the end.

    -Strong female best-friendship that passes the Bechdel test! (Also Maggie is a riot!)

    -Lots of superhero references!

    -Josephine POV - those were my favorite!

    -Smol street fighter

    -The last 30% was explosive!

    -lots of cool creatures like faeries/etc

    -I lowkey loved the villain dynamic with the Master - I even wish we had more time with him! (Future novel, maybe?)

    -I keep saying it but the end was awesome!

    Basically, we really need a sequel. This book could stand on its own but there are too many interesting dynamics left open. Agh I can't say anything specific but certain characters that are introduced at the very end - I am REALLY eager to get to know them - and a certain *thing* about a certain prevalent someone they left behind *ahem* I need to see how that plays out because I loved that.

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  • Maria Dimitrova

    Actual rating: 4.5

    While I found the blurb interesting enough to request an ARC I didn't expect to enjoy

    as much as I did. Generally I find it hard to connect with young adult characters (I guess I'm too old for it) so what I really wanted was to see how the story would be told.

    What I got instead was a set of very likeable and surprisingly relatable characters. Lainey reminds me so much of myself when I was her age with her drea

    Actual rating: 4.5

    While I found the blurb interesting enough to request an ARC I didn't expect to enjoy

    as much as I did. Generally I find it hard to connect with young adult characters (I guess I'm too old for it) so what I really wanted was to see how the story would be told.

    What I got instead was a set of very likeable and surprisingly relatable characters. Lainey reminds me so much of myself when I was her age with her dreams of being a scientist and her desire for the escape that a science career can provide. She's mostly logical and doesn't have the usual for teen characters TSTL moments. When I say mostly I don't mean it as a critique because no one acts totally logical all the time and if that was the case it would have been off putting. She acts like a real teenagaer, not some stereotype of one. That alone was reason enough for me to give a high rating. Add to it the adorable comic-reading sidekick Maggie (I loved every single geek comment!) and I was hooked! It was Maggie that made me feel like I'm just hanging out with my own RL friends and it helped me get emotionally involved in the story.

    The story itself is engaging and decently told, though I managed to figure out most of the plotlines from the start, including the plot twist at the end. I even have some theories on what really happened and as a result I'm looking forward to the sequel (yes, yes I know this book isn't even published yet and I'm blabbing on for the second instalment but hey you can't blame me the story did get it's hooks into me!). With books like this one, when a lot of the plot is obvious from early on, the way the story is told becomes the most important part and I really enjoyed Kim Chance storytelling.

    If you enjoy YA I would recommend you give

    a try but do not expect a light read, nor brainless characters. Don't expect something brilliant either. If you generally dislike YA it's a toss whether you'll like this book or not. I guess it would depend on your general mood and what you've read just prior to picking the Keeper ( I read a couple of books with one of the most TSTL characters ever so the bar was really low). Still if you want to remember what it was like to be a teen but with a paranormal twist do give it a try.

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  • Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk

    I’m a little bit disappointed. I thought this would be an amazing-book-explosion💥, but it was just a spark✨.

    Maybe I’m too old for this book. 🤷🏻♀

    „You’re a witch, Lainey.“ 🧙🏻♀ (did this line really appear in this book? 🤷🏻♀😉)

    Story ⭐⭐⭐

    Being rescued by a hot guy in a comic shop? Really cool. 😍

    Being attacked by a girl covered in blood looking like yourself? Not cool. Absolutely not cool.😱

    Changing time because you slept a little too much? Awesome. 😆

    Having flashbacks and nightmares about the girl who a

    I’m a little bit disappointed. I thought this would be an amazing-book-explosion💥, but it was just a spark✨.

    Maybe I’m too old for this book. 🤷🏻‍♀️

    „You’re a witch, Lainey.“ 🧙🏻‍♀️ (did this line really appear in this book? 🤷🏻‍♀️😉)

    Story ⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Being rescued by a hot guy in a comic shop? Really cool. 😍

    Being attacked by a girl covered in blood looking like yourself? Not cool. Absolutely not cool.😱

    Changing time because you slept a little too much? Awesome. 😆

    Having flashbacks and nightmares about the girl who attacked you? No, no absolutely not cool. 😨

    Lets say this book is full of strange decisions, (not always surprising) disclosures and weird teeny love.

    Characters ⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Lainey is a smart, fact-driven girl, whose curious and still careful. I liked that she was really close to her best friend and to her family (which consist of her uncle and his seer girlfriend).

    But I’m a little conflicted with her. She says she never cries, but then she cries a lot. She says she is smart, but sometimes makes really stupid decisions (like going to a dark part of a cemetery - alone). 😒😩

    The rest of the characters were a little plain, next to Lainey (but she is the main character after all).

    Ah, I totally forgot Ty. Just joking. Let’s see...

    ✅ strong

    ✅ handsome

    ✅ knows how to fight

    ✅ mystery background

    ✅ always appearing everywhere Lainey is

    ✅ wants to protect her

    Yeah, we have a cliche here. 👏🏻

    World ⭐️⭐️⭐️

    There are powerful Witches fighting against a Master, which seeks for power since centuries.

    Even though I like witches and all books involving witches I was a little bit disappointed from this world.

    It was strange. Not in a good way.

    I mean one time she used magic by saying “I’m a witch” over and over again.

    Sorry, how stupid is that?

    But the rest was okay, I guess.

    Relationships ⭐️⭐️⭐️

    How to fall for a guy really fast:

    1. See hot guy 🧑🏻

    2. Fall in love 😍🤤

    But I loved Maggie’s and Laineys friendship.

    👩🏻👩🏻❤️

    Writing style ⭐️⭐️⭐️

    It was nice, sometimes funny which made it a little bit more enjoyable.

  • WrensReads

    This reminds me a lot of Cassandra Clare’s first books. The story is very interesting and something that is unique and will draw you in, but the writing is young and the characters are a little weak. Her writing was aimed for young adults but the way it was written seemed to be towards a younger audience. With that said, I have high hopes for Kim Chance because Cassandra Clare has become such an amazing author and weaver of stories and has become one of my favorite authors to o

    This reminds me a lot of Cassandra Clare’s first books. The story is very interesting and something that is unique and will draw you in, but the writing is young and the characters are a little weak. Her writing was aimed for young adults but the way it was written seemed to be towards a younger audience. With that said, I have high hopes for Kim Chance because Cassandra Clare has become such an amazing author and weaver of stories and has become one of my favorite authors to obsess over.

    There are a lot of pop-culture references in this book. I’m talking comic book stories, television shows, and literally anything else you can nerd-out about. I’m a professional nerd, so it was easy to breeze through for me; but for some people, it might be confusing.

    We have a teenage girl who has unexpected things happen to her and a past she wasn’t aware of. We have a mysterious boy who seems to be a street fighter and somehow involved in all of it. We have a quirky best friend who is willing to do anything and everything to help the main heroine. And we have The Master, who is the big bad and someone

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    There are a lot of supernatural creatures and humanoids in this, and it was really fun to see how all of that was woven into the story. I really did enjoy this book, but it might have been too young for someone in their mid-twenties. I’ll probably pick up the next book because I see Chance as someone who is just now growing into the writer she is going to be. Plus, if this story is any indicator of the story-teller she is, then I am eager to see what else her brain is holding!

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    ARC, 12% | This has a lot of pop-references. Like comic books, superheroes, Lord of the Rings and Supernatural... thankfully, I got an “A” in nerd and I’m following along smoothly.

  • Tessy Nightblood Ijachi

    Am actually suprised but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a fascinating and intriguing read, despite the fact that there's nothing specifically special about this book.

    There were lots of tropes used by the author that is usually found in other YA books/ movies such as;

    A. Her not knowing she had powers

    B. Her parents are dead

    C. She's a bookworm

    D. The fact that she got her powers at seventeen(and yes am still sore that I got no powers on my b

    Am actually suprised but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a fascinating and intriguing read, despite the fact that there's nothing specifically special about this book.

    There were lots of tropes used by the author that is usually found in other YA books/ movies such as;

    A. Her not knowing she had powers

    B. Her parents are dead

    C. She's a bookworm

    D. The fact that she got her powers at seventeen(and yes am still sore that I got no powers on my birthday, it's so unfair that she did).

    These may seem like some factors found in a disney movie or a 90’s urban fantasy/paranormal tv show which it is but I have to admit, the author used these tropes in a very refreshing way, which made the book seem even more original.

    From the cover, the book does seem like a book set in the 1800’s. Imagine my suprise when I discovered that it was an urban fantasy/paranormal book but this fact did not ruin my reading experience in any way.

    I was so happy when the “guy” was not a total jerk, I would've have been annoyed if he was.

    Maggie’s character is one I loved very much, she was different and weird and very entertaining.

    Lainey came off as whiny sometimes, but am so glad her character became more developed, even if wasn’t that much. I feel like authors use the whole bookworm trope to make the character more relatable but in this case I didn't find her that much relatable.

    And I actually really liked Ty

    If you're one that loves YA or looking for something entertaining/a fast read then this book is for you.

  • Sepani

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

    I’m not saying that I didn’t enjoy, but I felt that something is missing.

    The story line is not bad but at the same time its not excellent either.

    I love Maggie better than Lainey and their friendship is beyond my imagination where Maggie would do anything for her best-friend. She is also a huge fan of comic books and always tries to relate the situation for a comic book characters.

    I was little annoyed when Lian

    I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

    I’m not saying that I didn’t enjoy, but I felt that something is missing.

    The story line is not bad but at the same time its not excellent either.

    I love Maggie better than Lainey and their friendship is beyond my imagination where Maggie would do anything for her best-friend. She is also a huge fan of comic books and always tries to relate the situation for a comic book characters.

    I was little annoyed when Lianey kept saying “I’m a witch”, “I’m a witch” over and over again to make sure she was familiar with what she was now.

    I like Ty too. He is a street fighter and was able to draw Lainey’s attention towards him and his action at the end of the story made me feel sorry for Lainey.

    And I think Josephine should have told Lainey everything about her family history instead of just appearing randomly and saying lainey’s name continuously.

    I would like to recommend this book who would love supernatural and fantasy.

    And I hope there will be at least another book to end this story properly.

  • ♥Booklish Reviews♥

  • Kim Chance

    KEEPER will officially be out in the world on January 30th, 2018!

    I am so beyond excited to share this book with all of you! I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! Lainey, Maggie, and Ty are so near and dear to my heart and may they be as good a friend to you as they always are to me!

    Happy Reading and remember...Magic always leaves a mark!

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