Title: The Keeper: Awakening
Elizabeth is a brilliant loner with a troubling secret she doesn't even know. As if the trauma of her mother being abducted before her eyes as a young girl wasn't enough, the small town she lives in thinks she's crazy. That all changed when she met Michael, a mysterious and handsome man who identified with her like no one else before. Michael's long time friend Vincent visits and drops the bombshell of a lifetime on Elizabeth and her world becomes completely unraveled. Vincent's information has revealed the world for what it is; a place where the impossible is real, and myths and legends walk slyly in shadow. A world that Elizabeth will learn she too is a member. Now, the three are caught up in a thousand year long conspiracy they never could have imagined. The three must rely on one another and the secret connection they all share if they have a chance to survive.
Author: O.L. Ramos
Series: The Keeper Series #1
Published by Self Source: Author
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
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There is finally a new supernatural creature introduced into paranormal books. I am excited! This new creature is a Keeper. What is that you may ask? Well you will have to read the book to find out. I am not going to spoil it. The author combines old supernatural creatures in this book with ones we have never seen giving it a new view point and a twist to old ideas. The plot is certainly unique also with new ideas popping up everywhere.
I really enjoyed Vincenzo’s sense of humor and Michael’s seriousness. These two really work well together as a team as well as complement each other with their differences. Elizabeth is a college student whose IQ is way above average. She is convinced that something supernatural took her mother when she was a child but nobody believes her. It has destroyed her family. The author did a really great job of characterization. I really feel that I know these characters.
The only problem I had with this story was the writing. It wasn’t a style that I liked quite as much as others. I felt more like I was being told as opposed to being shown what was happening with in the story. Elizabeth did get on my nerves at times too. It was more her personality and her inner dialogue. She seemed so clueless and also at time like she herself was a contradiction. She was helpless and confused one minute then strong the next.
That being said I would read the next book in this series. The plot alone is one that I would like to follow and I am curious if the writing style may evolve into something that I may like better down the road. I am curious to know how it turns out for these three main characters.