It’s almost been a year since Gavin was torn from Harper’s arms and brutally murdered. The police wrote it off as a freak accident, deciding Harper’s strange testimony was given under duress. But she knows something unnatural was involved and refuses to stop looking until she finds his killer, even if it means her reputation as a senior is ruined. Even if it means there really are monsters living among us.
With the discovery of the mothmen, witches, vampires and all the creatures she always suspected were out there, Harper finds herself amidst a complex bundle of unseen heroes who call themselves "Keepers", sworn to keep the secret of the paranormal creatures that walk this earth. As she tries to understand what’s so special about her that she’s able to break an old Keeper law, Harper has a baffling vision of kissing a mysterious guy before a blade is brought down on him. Before she can get a handle on her future, she becomes central to a battle between the questionable “heroes” and the evil she’s been training to fight, leaving her to wonder if there’s any way to change the fate that has been foretold before it’s too late.
I really liked the beginning and intro of this book, especially after introducing the wonderful Gavin. I was hooked with their relationship. They have a connection with each other even though they’re still young. After the death of her boyfriend, it was exciting to see what would happen next. Since her friends turned on her and she was cast out, it was interesting to see if she will get her revenge. She never stopped looking for clues as to what or who killed Gavin. The only friend she has is her online friend Vhunter.
I was disappointed with the preceding events. It became like a cliché thing. Here is the secret world of paranormal and she goes to this Academy of people who knows about the paranormal world or IS a paranormal. The classes were also a bit like HP. Witchcraft 101, Handling the Undead.
Another thing, I wasn’t really hooked with Dexter.
I’m more of a fan of Gavin or Professor Davies.
Nonetheless, I liked it. I would like to see what happens to Harper. Will she learn how to fight? What happened to Gavin, Sofia and Leo? A box full of mysteries was opened at the end and it made it exciting for the second book.
I guess the lesson here is that never let peer pressure let you do things you don’t want to.
Jen Naumann grew up in southern Minnesota as an addict of such flicks as Indiana Jones and The Goonies until she discovered John Hughes, and spent her high school days locked away writing love stories with a sci-fi twist. Married to a farmer in southern Minnesota, she tries to follow the madness of her four active children while balancing an imagination that never shuts down. As the author of CHEATING DEATH, SHYMERS, AND PARANORMAL KEEPERS, she writes stories with strong female leads who have a good sense of humor and tend to fall in love despite their better judgment. For more on Jen visit her website www.JenNaumann.net.
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