Monday, July 8, 2013

~Tour Stop~ Keeper of the Lost Souls by Kristy Cento **REVIEW + Tour Giveaway**

Welcome to my stop on the Keeper of the Lost Souls blog tour hosted by
 YA Bound Book Tours.  Click HERE to see the full blog tour schedule!

  Bryn McCaskey is young, naïve, and can talk to ghosts...

  Like her mother and grandmother, Bryn comes from a breed of witches called The Keepers of the Lost Souls. Their main purpose is to guard those spirits who are permanently or temporarily grounded in the world of the living. Handling supernatural creatures is something which comes naturally to Bryn, however, dealing with people is a whole different story.

  As her 18th birthday approaches it's time for her to take on her first assignment. Bryn is forced to confront her inability to communicate with others in an effort to save the one soul that can mean the difference between life and death for mankind.

  Johnny Shaw is a lost soul with a personal vendetta against witches...

  A vendetta he has carried on even after death. As much as he hate's them he must join forces with a keeper witch, in order to stop a century old threat. When fate brings them together, not only will they be forced to learn how to work as a team, but they will have to depend on each other to stop an evil witch carrying a six hundred year grudge!

Published By:  Limitless Publishing LTC.
Review Copy:  Mobi.
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  I was very torn about how this review was going to go but that was because I had a bit of a rough start.  I feel that this was more me than the book as I was feeling like reading something that had just come in the mail but decided that I should be reading this.  Thing is once I got into it I was really into it.  This is far more than just ordinary witches and is actually quite wonderful in its uniqueness.  If I can say this when it comes to witches it's not an exaggeration. 

  The start was where I had the most of my struggle and I think that to me it was a little on the slow side.  It does however do a good job of setting up the rest of the story.  The fact that Cento took time in the start to set the mood and kind of set out some general lines for where everything would be headed, which meant more later.  There is so much to really know about being a Keeper Witch and there is so much more to think about than magic and souls.  It's a process that is learned and in their blood but let me tell you it was great going along with  Bryn for the journey.

  Bryn was actually quite a character and it wasn't hard to like her for the most part.  There were times that she needed to suck it the hell up and get over it but to a point I did understand.  It was a matter of opinion really because she was tormented for being different but she also never really seemed to try and make friends.  In fact when her #1 tormenter passes it becomes her mission in her afterlife to continue riding on her but in its own way this helps Bryn.  Things aren't exactly looking up either because when she thought she would have time to be normal but turns out that being 18 only means more responsibility.  So much admiration was gained by me because despite the fact that she wasn't completely thrilled with it she still took her duties seriously and to a point enjoyed it.

  Johnny was predictable but enjoyable.  There is obviously more to everything than he would ever admit and more going on than he seems to even know.  The one thing that is for sure, the guy has a serious attitude and grudge.  With what he is and what Bryn is though you had to expect some serious chemistry but they have to get past their stubborn attitudes.  As Johnny starts to break down bit by bit I liked him a little more but at the same time it all seemed to happen so fast considering how hard he hated.  Though on the faster side, the romance that does build up between these two was enjoyable and sweet.

  Keeper of the Lost Souls is a good read, something that you should pick up as a quick read and a change of pace.  The concept was really interesting and I enjoyed the writing style but found that the pacing picked up as it went.  The ending was actually one that I can't say I even had one issue with, it felt right and though I would willingly pick up another book if there was one, I could handle it ending here.  Pick this up if you enjoy witches with a different twist and want something that you can read with ease and not get lost as you read.

About the Author

  As a child, I used to lose myself in an imaginary world by the means of a good book. Now that I’m all grown up, I get to create my own fictional realms and make them come to life in ways that most readers might not expect.

  I’ve always had a passion for writing but never had the opportunity do so until now. After trying out numerous options I realized that writing was what I loved the most so when I found myself with some free time on my hands, I decided to give it a shot. As it turned out, my very active imagination helped me achieve my goals of creating believable plots with some ordinary, and some not so ordinary characters that helped the stories move along in one way or another.

  As I keep moving along in achieving my dreams of becoming a published author, I divide my time in between my four children and my very understanding husband.​

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting me today. I'm glad you enjoyed the book.


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