Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Blog Tour: Book Review and Giveaway: Keeper by Ingrid Seymour



Welcome to  my stop on the Keeper blog tour! I am so excited to share my review with you because this book really was so original and fun. I hope you all check it out and give it a try.





Book Description:

For them, free will is a luxury . . .

Greg Papilio both wants and dreads his impending metamorphosis. He’s tired of being a runt—always picked last on the basketball court—and tired of being ugly, when he could be what girls call “drop dead gorgeous.” But as much as he looks forward to the transformation, he also fears the caste it will inevitably assign to him. He doesn’t want a common caste. He wants a powerful one, a cool one.

Samantha Gibson is average. She’s short and a little full around the hips—a terribly cute look for a future chef. She’s two years away from culinary school, from her uncaring parents, and from carving a perfectly Human future. She wants independence, a career and a quiet life of her own.

Except fate couldn’t care less about what Greg and Samantha want and gives them exactly the opposite. Greg’s metamorphosis assigns him a caste that enslaves him to Samantha, while her chance to attend Le Cordon Bleu is taken away. But things are never as interesting as when Ashby—an intriguing blonde with a hidden identity—enters her life with a splash.

Greg’s fate is to protect Samantha at a time when someone wants her dead. He's her Keeper and will stop at nothing to ensure her safety, even if her secret past proves deadly, even if he's keeping her safe for someone else.




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About the Author:


Ingrid Seymour loves, loves, loves to write. She’s a young and new adult author. She writes in a variety of genres including romance, urban fantasy, paranormal and horror. She loves pizza and sushi, Sunkist and gum. She believes in vampires, witches, but not zombies (uh-uh, never!) She writes to loud music, daydreams constantly and spends too much time in twitter!! Find her there?  Ingrid has incredible fun doing what she does, but more than anything she enjoys hearing from her readers. It’s a dream come true.


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If I had to review this book in just a couple of words, these are the words I would use to describe it, captivating, well developed and completely unique. 

I was immediately drawn right into the story and into Greg, Sam and Ashby's story. I was fascinated with the morphism and what it all meant.

The author managed to give us just enough detail to explain what was happening without so much info that we felt overloaded or overwhelmed.

I loved Sam, Greg, and Ashby from the get go and felt invested in their outcome and happiness. I wanted the very best for all of them but just knew that probably wouldn't be possibly with the way the storyline was headed. 

I know this was originally released as a serial novel but I am so very glad that I had all four volumes before starting it as I can see how each one ended in a cliffhanger and I just know I would have been on the edge of my seat waiting for the next installment to be released, this really was that good.

My only real complaint was the world building, I just felt like there could have been just a little bit more explanation about where it all started and how it all came about but other than that I really was surprised by how much I enjoyed this one. The ending took me by surprise and I am still not sure what to make of it all, I definitely wasn't ready for it to be over.





*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*






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28 comments:

  1. Lol, it's the first time I see a character being described as ''average'' in the synopsis. It does look original and I'm glad you enjoyed it despite the world building not quite explained as you whished. Cute review. ^^

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  2. Ah yes too bad for the worldbuilfing but I confess I'm always intriged by original s tories because it's more and more difficult to find some. thanks for the discovery!

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    1. I know what you mean Melliane and that is why I get drawn into them as well I think.

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  3. Completely unique you say Ali? That's such a rarity, so I'm pretty sold on that fact alone! I'm glad you can get all four volumes together so the cliffhangers aren't an issue, I have so little patience for them now:) Maybe you'll get more world-building in the next book? Looking forward to seeing what you think of future books in this series:)

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    1. Thanks Jenny, I am hoping so too. :)

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  4. This one sounds very cool, even if the world building could have been better. Great review!

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  5. I'm glad you enjoyed! Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop!

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  6. Ooh Kindlemom I love the cover, thanks for the great review!
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    1. Thanks Debbie for stopping by and I agree, the cover is nice on this one. :)

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  7. Wow, the blurb makes me really curious about the *changes* that are going to happen. I'm glad you enjoyed Keeper, and you were able to catch all four volumes before starting it (cliff hanger like that make me on my edge too.) Thanks for the wonderful review and sharing :)

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    1. Yeah I am pretty sick of cliffies for the most part lately so it was nice having all of these at once.

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  8. This one definitely sounds worth checking out. I might wait to see if the author does anything else with the series so I can avoid the the abrupt ending. Thanks for the heads-up!

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    1. I am glad you are interested in it Jessica. I really do hope she writes another book or series of serials (say that 5 times fast!).

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  9. How awesome is that cover? "Short and a little full around the hips." That goes with my philosophy that you should never trust a skinny chef. Chefs SHOULD be a little on the "full" side! That means they know good food.

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  10. I'm so happy you enjoyed this one, Ali. I totally agree that it is unique and it was really interesting to read about this. Sadly I never connected with any of the characters so I didn't enjoy this one fully. Great review :)

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    1. Yeah it was a little hard to connect with the sections being so short but overall it was a pretty good read.

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  11. I have a love hate relationship with serial novels, and sometimes when they are all together they still don't quite mesh. This sounds like an interesting little read though. Glad it worked for you.

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  12. Too bad about the world-building but I am glad you enjoyed it over all. Great review Ali, this sounds interesting.

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  13. So glad to find a review, since I've been curious about this one. I'm glad you liked it and I don't like those cliffhangers much either. :)

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  14. I still am not sure how I feel about serial novels yet. A few I"ve liked and others not so much. I think I would rather have them all before I started reading them to. Great review!

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    1. I think they are okay if you have them all or at least don't have to wait long for them. If you have to wait too long then I think they would bother me more as well.

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