by Jessica Crawford Vernold
Published: February 3rd 2011
Publisher: Jessica Crawford Vernold
Source: From the author for review
The Keeper is young adult paranormal romance set in old Rye Wilderness in Manatee County Florida.
Sixteen year old Kaylee Carmichael has had a rough year with the loss of her best friend in a horrible accident. Things don’t get any easier when her family relocates to southern Florida on an old plantation. She doesn’t make friends easily but she doesn’t need them; she has her horses,her family and her memories of Cassie. But when strange things start happening in the house and on the land and everyone (herself included) thinks she’s losing her mind, a friend may be exactly what she needs.
That’s what she finds in Zeke.
Zeke is golden and beautiful and everything Kaylee isn’t yet somehow he seems to be sent just for her; maybe even heaven sent.
As the two delve into the mysteries of the plantation and explore the paranormal, Kaylee can’t help falling for him, but Zeke is hiding a dark secret that could change everything. And things only get more complicated when another strange boy comes into the picture and takes a special interest in Kaylee.
What does he seem to know about her that she doesn’t?
One thing is clear, something evil is awry and Kaylee finds herself right in the middle of it. Even so, all she can think of is how she feels about Zeke. Could a boy so perfect love her back?
She doesn’t think so and she has no plans of finding out. When Zeke finally finds out the truth how will he react and how will he tell her what he’s been hiding?
Most importantly, can the two get to the bottom of the evil that has taken hold of the plantation and protect Kaylee and her family from danger or will this love story have a tragic ending?
*MAY CONTAIN SOME SPOILERS*
As said, Kaylee's year has been really rough, since she's lost her best friend in a car accident she feels responsible for.
So her family packs their bags and moves to Florida. Into a creepy old house. Yay.
Everything's still quite crappy, but then she meets Zeke. Who isn't exactly what he looks like.
And after that, along comes Nick! They are absolute opposites, Zeke full of light and goodness, Nick the devilish bad boy. No surprise, we'll have some intriguing moments with lovetriangle and all the mysterious going around..
As said, Kaylee's year has been really rough, since she's lost her best friend in a car accident she feels responsible for. So her family packs their bags and moves to Florida. In a creepy old house. Yay. Everything's still quite crappy, but then she meets Zeke. Who isn't exactly what he looks like. And then along comes Nick! They are absolute opposites, Zeke full of light and goodness, Nick the devilish bad boy. No surprise, we'll have some intriguing moments with lovetriangle and all the mysteries going around!
First I was little confused, when the story mostly concentrated on horses. Basically nothing really happened before their move to Florida. But luckily things really starts going after that.
Kaylee goes to new school, where she meets Zeke. Blond guy who looks like he just dropped down from heaven. Just *swoon*! He's full of light and goodness and you just have to love him!
Which Kaylee does, nearly at first sight. I know, not a fan of "love-at-first-sight", but it didn't bother me.
Probably because I fell in love with Zeke too ;)
But since their relationship doesn't really get forward, Kaylee gets tempted when a dark and handsome guy named Nick walks up to her door. Another swoon!
He's the total opposite from Zeke. Just as Zeke is full of light and blond and stuff, Nick is full of darkness with dark appearance. He's all devil and physical and you just want to rip his clothes off.
Soon scary stuff starts happen. I mean scary. I had some trouble reading in occasions. Cause I'm such a wuss.
After these events we'll find out the truth behind everything. Just a hint, there might be some angels and demons involved..
And we'll also find out what or who really is The Keeper!
I absolutely loved this book! After the slow beginning things really sped up and when Zeke and Nick came to the picture, I couldn't get my hands away from this book!
I was quite happy with the ending, though there was some unfinished business. Which made me wonder.. When will the second book come out, or will there ever be one? Because I sure hope so!
Thank you so much Jessica for sharing your story! :) Hopefully we get to hear more about Kaylee!