Author: Kim Chance
Published: January 30th (TODAY!)
Publisher: Flux/ North Star
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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 exclusive ability to unlock and wield the Grimoire, a dangerous but powerful spell book. But there’s a problem. The Grimoire has been stolen by a malevolent warlock who is desperate for a spell locked inside it—a spell that would allow him to siphon away the world’s magic.
With the help of her comic-book-loving best friend and an enigmatic but admittedly handsome street fighter, Lainey must leave her life of college prep and studying behind to prepare for the biggest test of all: stealing back the book.
Thank you so much to Flux/ North Star for letting read the ARC of this thrilling book!
This ARC was provided to me by the publisher at my request! The thoughts and opinion in this review are my own.
Kim Chance has knocked her debut novel Keeper out of the park. Keeper was an adrenaline filled book, that keep me turning the page to find out what would happen next. The history is rich and gives us a new take on witches in a new era. I haven’t had this much fun reading a book since I first picked up the Lux Series. My inner-nerd was enjoying all the comic book references I was jumping up and down fan-girling.
The story follows Lainey Styles whom is a 16-year-old girl who’s only worry is taking the SAT, finishing high school, and journeying into the world. Lainey is a facts person and believes that everything in the world is explained by scientific facts. Until she is attacked by a 200 year-old witch that no one else can see. How do you explain that? She is thrown into a world full of magic, fey, witches, warlocks, shape-shifters, Nixie, and so much more.
This book was so funny and Lainey’s best friend Maggie was pure gold. Her references to various comic books, even in the face of danger had me laughing so loud I woke everyone in my house up. Maggie’s loyalty to Lainey is unparalleled and they fit together like a modern-day Batman and Robin.
Ty was another character in this book I was drawn to since the beginning. He is a gorgeous, kick-ass, snarky, and the mysterious boy whom Lainey meets. Lainey is drawn to Ty and can’t figure out why. Ty was such a wonderful character because we see that behind the bad-boy persona he is a loyal and kind-hearted boy. Perfect right? Nothing is ever what it seems and Ty has so serious secrets.
The Keeper was a fantastic read and such a fun journey through a world of magic, danger, and adventure. I recommend this book to anyone who loves adventure, magic, thrill, and loves to bring their inner-nerd out some times (All The Time). The ending of this book was fanatic! I am not sure if they will be a second book but I will gladly read it in a heartbeat if there is.
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
I have chosen this book as my letter K in the A to Z Reading Challenge. Click here to see my progress so far!