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Keeper of the Lost Souls

(Keeper Witches #1)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  157 ratings  ·  39 reviews
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,
Kindle Edition, 380 pages
Published June 7th 2013 by Limitless Publishing
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Ornella (Nyx)
May 22, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: abandoned-series
2.5 Stars

This was by no means a bad book. The MC was nice, the romantic interest was alright after a while and I liked the side characters.

I am a sucker for books about witches. I just love books about magic, and ghosts, and this one had both, so there was no way I was passing it up. Bryn is a Keeper Witch. She is in charge of 'good' lost souls, protects them till their are ready to move on. With this job come certain powers that make it easier. We are told that Bryn is a
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Keeper Of The Lost Souls is an amazing paranormal read. I hold it right up there with the big wigs because Kristy has done an excellent job writing such a flawless book. I read a lot of paranormal but witches and demons is one of my all time favorites. In KOTLS we get to meet Bryn who comes from a long line of witches and as her 18th birthday approaches she is expected to carry on the family business of keeping watch over the lost souls. She is to watch them until they decide where they are goin ...more
Oct 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ry-2013, read-in-2014
Nice introduction to the series, I like the idea of the Keeper witches and I enjoyed the storyline. I will definitely be continuing on with the series.
Barb VanderWel
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this & I can't wait for more.
I will be also leaving a review on Goodreads @ Amazon.
And letting everyone know about it.
So i gave it a 5 Stars.
Melissa Butts
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Good book

I loved it it had everything romance intrigue and paranormal. It was a mystery at first and couldn't stop reading. Thank you for having such an amazing imagination and sharing it with the world.
GENRE: Paranormal
THEME: Romance, Witches, and Magic

This is my first introduction to Centeno’s writing and I’m definitely going to be looking up her other titles. This has everything I enjoy about paranormal stories, with magic, mystery, evil magical villains and a female lead that is probably the nicest and most forgiving character I have ever read about.

Keeper of the Lost Souls follows recent high school graduate Bryn, who is al
Sep 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review to come. Really enjoyed!
This was the first book I've read by Kristy Centeno and I'm totally ready for more! I'm excited that this was book one and that means there is more to come in this series; I'm hoping there is more to come with Bryn and Johnny! Mine is a purchased copy, but it would've been provided by the tour company as well in exchange for an honest review. I have NOT been compensated and will NOT be compensated for my review.
I love the cover and, having read this on a kin
8.10.13: Currently Free on Amazon!

Omg, wow! I honestly did not expect the book to be this good, considering the freebies I've gotten recently weren't that great. But, dang. The description blew me away, and I just really like how this turned out.

The Story
Bryn just graduated high school, and now she is finally free from all the bullying and torment she has received over the years. What's the first thing she does when she turns eighteen? Protects and helps the twenty-three ghosts on h/>The
Jun 10, 2013 rated it liked it
I want to start out by saying that reading paranormal isn't really my thing. I've read some here and there, loved some and hated some but overall they aren't my first choice in books. However, when I was offered the chance to review a few I happened to find this one pretty intriguing!

Bryn is a keeper witch and is getting ready to turn 18 which means a lot more responsibility in her keeper witch duties. One of which (no pun intended) is to keep watch over her "charges" - souls that ha
Heather andrews
Jun 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So the girl on the cover reminds me of Vanessa Hudgens (loved her in the movie 'Beastly' you know with hottie Alex Pettyfer.) I was so excited to get a copy of this bookie to read because the cover is hot (you all know half naked man on it I'll read the book no matter what it is about) This book was different although it did remind me of another book I've read "Generation Dead' by Daniel Walters although there were no zombies, it just reminded me of the book. Bryn I liked her you can tell right ...more
Jun 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Keeper of the Lost Souls was a great read from the very first page I was hooked. You have Bryn just graduated from high school and just wanting to relax for the summer till she finds out that once she turns 18 that she will have to start her Keeper Witch duties. Part of her duty is to watch over souls that have unfinished business before crossing over which she gets a list of 23 charges she has to watch over. Well there is one Charge name Johnny Shaw and he can't stand witches. The reason behind ...more
Veronika Scislowski
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2017-books
This book has me torn. I cant quite pinpoint why I didn’t really like this book, yet finished it in two days. Did it have an awesome fantasy plot? Sure. Where the characters interesting? Mostly. Did I enjoy the book? I mean I didn’t hate it. Firstly the first few chapters had me very bored. I forced myself to stop procrastinating and continue reading because I hate not finishing a book or at least reading 60% of it. The action and plot tension didn’t start until much later in the book, perhaps t ...more
Oct 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror
It started off rather slow and took me longer than usual to get into the story. Sometimes it was hard to tell who was speaking or who a particular section or paragraph was about. I had to go back and reread it to determine this or else it just didn't make sense. The storyline was a bit predictable at first, but it did improve towards the second half.
Feb 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebooks, own-it
I like Bryn and she and Johnny were kind of sweet together once he got over his witch issues. I also liked the dual POV. It didn't wow me but i think that had more to do with my mood (im having commitment issues with books at the mo) and having read so many YA PNR of which this was a perfectly solid example.
Selene Kallan
Jan 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, paranormal
I liked it. I think descriptions were to long and the MC needs more self esteem, but she was good. I liked the mythology, is a different perspective on witches, and I'm curious to see what happens next.
Lorraine Caruana
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good reading.

Loved this book. Plenty of action. Good plot and very convincing characters. First time I've read anything from this author.
Liana Smith Bautista | Will Read for Feels
Rating: 3.5 stars

The novel is told from the point of view of two characters: 18-year-old Keeper Witch Bryn McCaskey and her too-cute and somewhat intense charge, Johnny Shaw. Bryn has several charges to oversee, but no one gives her trouble like Johnny Shaw, Charge #23, who not only hates witches, but who has powers she’s never seen before—powers that knock her on her butt when they first meet. Bryn is determined to earn Johnny’s trust and help him, whether he wants it or not. And wh
Kimberly (Book Swoon)
May 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
“Once a Keeper Witch turns eighteen, she’s assigned her first charge, which means you’ll have a whole clutch of souls to guard and protect.”

THE SETTING AND SUMMARY: Bryn McCaskey has just graduated from High School and is about to celebrated her 18th birthday. She has hopes of enjoying a long summer before heading off to college and joining a very unique family business. You see, Bryn comes from a special breed of witches, and like her mother and grandmother before, she will become “The Keeper of the Lost So/>THE
Nov 05, 2014 rated it liked it
Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars

Keeper of the Lost Souls follows the story of Bryn and Johnny. Bryn has always know that she was different. She's shy and doesn't have any friends. To make matters worse, she can see and speak with ghosts and other spirits. Coming from a long line of witches called The Keepers of the Lost Souls., Bryn faces more responsibility than the average teenager. Keeper Witches are tasked with guarding souls that are trapped in the world of the living. Their job is to k
Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)
This book is easily one of my favorite paranormal books, and I have read a lot of paranormal books in my time. Kristy Centeno built a very intriguing world of witches and demons, and I enjoyed every aspect of her world. The book was packed with action, humor, suspense, and (much to my pleasure) romance. I also really enjoyed the dual point of views between Bryn and Johnny. That does not happen a lot in books, so it was definitely a pleasant surprise!
The main character, Bryn, was one awes
Brandee (un)Conventional Bookworms
**3.5 Stars**

Bryn McCaskey is a new high school graduate. She's also a Keeper Witch. As such, she has certain abilities and responsibilities. She's always been able to see and talk to ghosts. But now that she's 18, she gains the true responsibilities of a Keeper Witch. That of keeping watch over lost souls, those who are in danger of demon attacks, before they finally cross over. One of her charges proves to be quite a challenge.

Johnny Shaw is a newly deceased young man w
Laurie Treacy
Jul 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
I love stories about witches so I jumped at the chance to read Keeper of the Lost Souls. Author Kristy Centeno has created an entertaining paranormal tale that features an honest heroine, Bryn McCaskey, and an intriguing paranormal world. Bryn is a witch hailing from the line of The Keepers of The Lost Souls and as she faces her impending eighteenth birthday, she will become an actual Keeper and have souls to watch over. It was refreshing to see a lead character have such a close relationship wi ...more
Genesis Sheli (Whispering Chapters)
Oct 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-print
Keeper of the Lost Souls tells the story of a young witch that saves souls. When a person dies and they were good while being alive, their souls roam the Earth because they still feel like they can't leave without fixing a few things. That's where Bryn comes in. Bryn helps these souls find peace so they can move on.

Bryn had been bullied ever since she was found talking to herself and having full conversations with herself. What the humans couldn't see was that Bryn was actually talki
Jul 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
Originally posted on the blog: What the Cat Read

I generally do not read YA, that as you know is Sara’s area of expertise, but I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It’s an enjoyable read and fans of YA will definitely like it.

Bryn is an interesting character in that she has a great many personal insecurities about herself and her magic, but the minute she needs to get to work she’s all business. It almost seemed like she became an entirely different person when she had
Emma Star Crossed Reviews
This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews I received this book for free for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Ok where to start.....I enjoyed this book and it has everything you need for a great paranormal read. It has magic, mystery, demons and a dollop of romance.

Bryn has just graduated high school and is rather glad. She didn't have the best time at school and is relieved to be done with t
Aug 10, 2013 rated it liked it
(3.5 stars)
"Keeper of the Lost Souls " is an interesting tale about Bryn McCaskey who is just graduating from high school. Brynn's has a unique ability that had made her an outcast among her peers and the victim of countless bullying. She is a witch with elemental abilities and most importantly speaks to the dead. Most of the students thinks she id talking to herself.

One of Bryn's former tormentors, Marianne died six months previously and now hangs out at Bryn's since she is th
Pratr- Authors
Oct 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 fangs

Reviewer for paranormal romance and authors that rock.

Bryn Maclaskey wasn't like others her age, she was a witch, who could see and talk to ghosts.

She couldn't wait to graduate high school, to get away from the daily bullying.

On her eighteenth birthday, she would be in charge of twenty three souls. Some, she had to even tell them they were no longer living. She also had Marianne a dead girl, who used to pick on her in school before the accid
Bridgette South
Sep 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Byrn, the main character is a keeper witch, meaning that

she is a witch that is in charge of helping sould cross over

after they have died. I like how they go into a

differentiation of keeper witches and regular witches. The

romance in this book was sweet and I kept fining myself

daydreaming while I was not reading the book. Since Bryn

hasn't even ever had a boyfriend let alone a romance, this

was a really cute story. This book was definitely different

than o
Feb 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed, owned
Too predictable

This book started off great. However, by halfway through it I was able to predict the ending. I read a lot so maybe that was part of the reason. I still like to be surprised. Because of this I almost put it down. This was a relatively new to me author that I had heard really good things about so I stuck with it until the end.
This would be great for a casual reader or a short read while on vacation or at the pool or other locations you want a book to read, but will have to put
Aug 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Paranormal lovers
Keeper of the Lost Souls was a terrific first book in the new series. It was also my first introduction to Ms. Centeno's writing. I absolutely love the paranormal genre and I particularly liked the spin that she had for the Keeper witches series. Bryn is such a likeable character, I mean how could you not like a character who turns 18 one day and is then off to help the 23 ghosts on her list? She does remind me just a bit of Luna Lovegood. Johnny Shaw is at first portrayed with all the bravado a ...more
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Kristy Centeno loves to spin tales of creatures that go bump in the night, with a sprinkle of romance to top them off. Her passion for writing stems from a lifelong enjoyment of reading and the pleasure derived from the magical worlds created by authors like her. She prefers her female leads strong, independent, and stubborn who will stop at nothing to save their loved ones and protect those they ...more

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