The Keeper by Natalie Star

                               The Keeper

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Blurb:

The morning of her sixteenth birthday, Billie feels blessed despite the reoccurring nightmare that wakes her. Loving parents, a caring boyfriend, and great friends surround her until an heirloom necklace throws her into a world she never imagined.

“Gifted” with supernatural powers and an unexpected destiny as the Keeper, Billie and a mysterious boy from her past must work together to find answers. But, as they begin to discover feelings for one another, he disappears leaving her to fight evil alone. Her life spirals out of control. She breaks up with her boyfriend, Tony, and alienates her best friends Arianna and Jocelyn to protect them from the truth.

As dark forces pursue her, Billie longs to run away from it all, yet a need to do what’s right compels her to face the future as the keeper of more than her own fortune.
Kindle Edition
Published (first published January 3rd 2012) 
 
 
 
 (MY THOUGHTS)       4  HEARTS!!!!
The Keeper is no doubt an intriguing and complex novel. With this storyline, the main character starts out at sixteen, and goes through several years of her life. So a lot of the book is telling me the story instead of showing me, and I can understand why Natalie Star had to do this. When you put this many years of a character’s life in a novel, you have to do this, but with this storyline being such an amazing one, I would’ve really liked to have seen this novel done in a series instead of one book. I feel like a lot of the story wouldn't have been contradicting itself if it had been. Now with that being said, I don't want you to think I didn't enjoy The Keeper, because I did. It’s just that I love to be shown a story. Natalie Star’s writing is fun. She puts a lot of humor with the drama and romance. Natalie Star has definitely got her own fantastic storyline with Protectors, Watchers, and Keepers, along with Doppelgangers and The Dark, who govern the body of evil. I also think with the youthful feel and voice of the story, younger teens (13 to 16) will fall in love with this story and the characters. I want to give Natalie Star praise for the way she shows her main character growing from a smart mouthed girl who belittles people, to a very caring young woman who respects people for who they are. This I really enjoyed.

Billie has just turned sixteen, and this birthday is going to change her life forever. Billie's plan was just to be a normal teenager enjoying going to school with her girlfriends and being with her boyfriend, Tony. And then off to college. But when she turns sixteen and Tyler, the Freak boy in her class, tells her of a different destiny for her life, and that he's there to help her discover the meaning of her destiny as Keeper, everything changes. Billie and Tyler’s love for each other went through several years of them trying to be together as she’s destined to be with another.

The Keeper has a fantastic storyline which I would have loved to seen put into a series where it could have reached the depth I feel like it needed. But that's also my feeling as one reader who loves to be shown a story. Natalie Star has amazing, creative mind, and the characters are well-developed and I enjoyed each of them. I recommend The Keeper as an eerie and cute read.

 

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