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Keeper (The Morphid Chronicles #1)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  231 Ratings  ·  83 Reviews
For fans of The Mortal Instruments series.

Samantha thinks of herself as human, ordinary, and a little too full around the hips—a super cute look for a future chef, if you ask her. And she’s sort of right, except about being ordinary…oh…and human. She also won’t be full around the hips for very long, not with the inevitable metamorphosis coming her way.

In her oblivious exi
Paperback, 372 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by Pendreams (first published June 30th 2014)
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(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Ingrid Seymour.)

“Maybe if his Human side didn’t crave her just as much as his Keeper nature did, he could have resisted.”

This was a YA fantasy story about a group of people called Morphids.

I felt quite sorry for Sam in this story as her mother was really quite awful to her, and she really didn’t have the support she needed at home. I was pleased that Greg wanted to be there for her, and that
Mar 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It's been a long time since I've enjoyed a YA PNR this much. It's a captivating unique plot that moves at a perfect pace. A few emotional reveals kept me on the edge of my seat.

Coming of age has never been as complicated as it is for Sam and Greg and the other Morphids. They are a hidden species of “human-like” beings living among the human population. They are controlled by Fate, which determines what role, or lot in life, a Morphid will play within their society. There are Companions, Seekers,
TJ Burns
Wow! Just wow! Loved it!

Keeper has everything I look for in a young-adult, fantasy novel: A creative and unusual premise; interesting and distinctive characters, who experience loads of character growth; fun and intelligent dialogue; some unexpected twists and turns; and some fast-paced actions sequences that culminate in a thrilling and exciting climax.

TJ's Time Travel Tips:

Not all my questions were answered, but the story came to an exciting and satisfy
Ingrid Seymour
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I hope everyone enjoys my Morphid creations :)
Lynanne Carroll
Jun 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When I signed up for the chance to read Keeper, I was excited (of course)--but I was also nervous. Maybe this was going to be yet another novel that sounded stellar...but wasn't. So I approached Keeper with a healthy dose of skepticism and prepared for 'the worst'.

Thankfully, Keeper turned out to be a fantastic read, and I highly recommend it!

**I received an e-arc in exchange for an honest and fair review**

First impressions:

I was hooked by first page, and started laughing immediately. Despite
Sharon Mariampillai
I received a copy from the author, in exchange for an honest review.

Actual Rating: 3.5

I enjoyed the book. The characters were great. The journeys of the characters were great as well. I loved Greg. I found him funny and endearing. I felt bad for Sam especially when (view spoiler). Ashby is the bad boy of the story. He is Mr. Irresistible. I found him mysterious and interesting. Can't wait to see what happens in the next installment. Overall,
Mar 03, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-to-review
(I received a copy from the author, In exhange for an honest review.)

I didn't love the characters in this, but they were alright.

There were times where I found this dragging slightly, and there were times where I felt a bit bored, but it was an okay read overall.
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
“Keeper” the first novel in the “Morphid Chronicles an imaginative and intoxicating blend of urban fantasy and romance with a hint of mystery opens after Greg Papilio morphs from a string bean teen into a tall, striking, muscular Keeper; a guardian who’s compelled to travel hundred of miles from New Orleans to West Lafayette, Indiana to protect Samantha (Sam) Gibson from danger.

Sam feeling mundane, unattractive and unloved by her negligent parents hides her pain behind a two -year- plan to leav
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Jul 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When I began this book I wasn't sure what to think. I was a little lost in the beginning pages. Greg is going through being ill at school when it begins and it just doesn't make sense until his parents come in and they begin talking. Than we get a little confused over castes but only because it isn't mentioned until his parents do. Background isn't given. I believe this is because Greg and his Parents are learning as they go along. Well at least Greg is. His Parents left their world for freedoms ...more
Ginny  Gallagher
Apr 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
"Fate will determine his caste, not his lineage." 

Keeper by Ingrid Seymour is a exciting young adult, urban fantasy for ages 15+. It is written in multiple points of views featuring the voices of Greg, Sam, and Ashby in dedicated chapter fashion. We get 16 chapters of Greg's voice, 16 of Sam's, 6 of Ashby's, and we hear once from Veridan. The author does a terrific job with the multiple points of view. You get to know each of the characters and understand their motivations and internal conflic
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
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
siobhan Quinlan
Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic 5 cup of tea read. I was given this in exchange for a honest review well here it is.
A coming of age story like no other. Morphids change when they come of age not only physically but mentally. They are assigned a caste and this is their path they have no say in their future which makes me sad.
We meet Sam average human girl going through some tough times unaware of what she is. We meet Greg her keeper and Ashby her future companion. I can't help but feel sorry for all of them.
This boo
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: r2r
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Ingrid Seymour.)

Love, love, loved it!!!!
Keeper had me intrigued right from the first chapter, it's one of those books that you start reading and can't put down.

I am dying to read what is next for Sam and Greg.
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book got me hooked straight away, I can’t wait to get my hands on the second book in the series called Ripper.
The Mortal Instruments Series is about realising we are not all living with humans. There is another species called Morphid who all have sudden destiny’s and powers.
Greg gets home one day from school to collapse on the floor and starts the 2 weeks’ process of being an adult Morphid. Once he wakes he finds out what his destiny is by a mark the appears on his back. But neither him or
Iesha (In east shade house at...)
I received this book in exchange for an review.

The Keeper was a ok read. I loved the way magic was incorporated into the story. While it did take me awhile to get into the story, I did enjoy reading the story once the action came into the picture (Hint: the gas station scene).
Jun 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
It's been a while since I've read a YA novel, let alone a fantasy one. Mainly, I've been delving into NA books and was planning on staying in that genre. So needless to say, I was a little reluctant to start this book, even though I received this book for an honest review. Since you're here reading a "review", that must mean I read it. And I did, and here is my honest review...

I loved it.

Diving into this book gave me nostalgia of the time before my NA crave and it showed me how much I missed YA.
RA Frick
Jun 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 stars for the Omnibus edition of Keeper by Ingrid Seymour combining all four Keeper novellas into one full length novel. I was sent this e-ARC in exchange for my honest review, but had previously read the first two novellas for myself. Nothing in this review was influenced by the author, and I will attempt to keep it spoiler free.

The mythology of this book was very unique and intriguing, and kept me guessing on how it would turn out for the characters. I loved the voices of Samantha "Sam" and
Pauline Ang
Jul 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-ebook
Originally posted at Fathomless Reveries

Right from the start, the whole thing got me intrigued. To see that Greg is going through a metamorphosis made me wonder what his life is going to be. I think the whole concept is cool, but the Integral part came off a little bit like werewolves (?) However, the constant shifting of POV in every chapter made it a little bit confusing. There were three different events happening at the same time, which made me process things slower. I had to stop after a wh
I received a complimentary copy of Keeper to read and review honestly. The following review is my honest opinion. Compensation for this review was not offered nor would it have been accepted.

KEEPER is an enjoyable YA fantasy that starts off with a glimpse of each teenager's life. Samantha, Greg, and Ashby all have one thing in common from the get go and that's a mother figure that is a tad annoying. Greg wins best mother, however, because his mother is just hoping for the best for her son and w
Jun 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-1st-ng, 1limited, own
Ingrid Seymour’s ‘The Morphid Chronicles’ falls somewhere between ‘The Mortal Instruments’ and ‘Harry Potter.’ She has skillfully created a whole new species that co-exist with humans. Morphids are supernatural beings hidden amongst humans on Earth. Their population has always been small, and for generations, a Regent has overseen Morphids, in order to protect their secrets and ensure their existence.

All Morphids were predetermined, by Fate, into their caste. Some are Companions, who have a sou
Stephanie Cover2CoverBlog
Jun 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-library, ya
Wow, this was a spectacular read. I flew through it, not wanting to stop for anything... I was hooked to these characters. Keeper follows a bunch of characters and they are all interesting and easy to read about/ in their point of view. There is Sam, Greg, and Ashby but most of what you read is in the POVs of Sam and Greg. The book follows these characters as they learn who they are in a complex world of lies, ignorance, and deceit. It was SO good!

It is hard to write a review that would give thi
Jul 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
I wasn't sure what to expect from this series, but, overall, I'm very glad I gave it a chance, because it was a very satisfying read.
The main characters in the Morphid Chronicles were Sam, Greg, and Ashby. Honestly, I was nervous to have multiple POVS, because sometimes it's difficult for writers to distinguish each of the characters' voices. But I needn't have worried! Seymour does an excellent job defining each of the voices and makes them stand out. Out of all the POVS, Sam was the best one f
Mar 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I thought that this book was great! It had great character development, romance, an interesting plot line and a great sense of humour.

I fell in love with our three main characters - Sam, Greg and Ashby ( Perry was pretty awesome too). The characters were portrayed really well. I was able to relate and sympathise with each and every one of them. Sam is a badass protagonist and is portrayed really well. She is a strong female
This YA fantasy novel was about a young girl named Samantha. Samantha has dreams that one day she would be a chef, just like any other human dream. She finds out by meeting Greg that she is a Morphid and her transformation was fast approaching. Greg is her “handler,” and is extremely protective of her. This meeting and transformation results in some interesting characters that drew you into the story. There are many changes and growth as well as twists in the plot that making the book a “fun rea ...more
Ashley Poteet
Jul 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I immediately loved this book! I was pulled into a great world and the writing was exquisite! Well written and descriptive. Be prepared to stay up past your bedtime because it will refuse to let you get any sleep until it's over!

We are introduced to a race, a species of people known as the Morphids. They are among the humans and the race is about shriveled to nothing. Where fate plays a huge role, fate decides what role each will have in there society they are known as Companions, Seekers, Shift
May 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What an ending to the book! Pheew! It was AMAZING!

Please tell me there will be another one. I looked here in goodreads, but don't see anymore. The author's site mentions a book 2 and 3, and I begging that is right. Because I. Want. MORE!

For all of those who liked Greg, sorry, but Ashby is so much better. He's sweet, funny, has a big heart, a hot, hot British accent. What else could any warm blooded girl want. And I refuse to believe he's . . . you know . . . [well, I don't want to give any spoil
Brittany Francis
Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing!!! I received this book as a goodreads giveaway advanced copy a while back and wasn't able to read it until now. I'm hooked! Hoping the next installment will be out soon since there's no release date yet and it's been a while since the first book came out. I will definitely be recommending this to anyone who asks for a good book to read.
What I liked about this book is that it's a distopian YA but it's got Romance, drama, science fiction, and fantasy all combined into one. T
Sally Hannoush
Jun 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a great story! The characters are all likeable and were fun getting to know- even the evil ones. The story is fresh and a welcome change to a lot of books I've read in the past. With the way it ended I think we can expect a lot of action in the future. It had small conflicts that made you think - the main one being free will. Very well written. I started it last night and finished it today. There is also a sneak peak to the next book included. I like the concept of the story very much.
Jul 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
First, I would like to thank the author Ingrid Seymour for giving me this book for an honest review. I enjoyed reading this story. The world building is very good. The characters are well defined and written. The story-line is good. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Julia Phills
Jun 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Read all the volumes when Mrs. Seymour offered ARC's (my opinion is in no way influenced by this.) SO lucky that I received these copies! This was amazing YA. Unlike anything I've ever read. It kept me on my toes. I had no idea what was going to happen. Highly recommended. Total fan now!!
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Ingrid Seymour is the author of IGNITE THE SHADOWS (Harper Voyager). When she’s not writing books, she spends her time working as a software engineer, cooking exotic recipes, hanging out with her family and working out. She writes young adult and new adult fiction in a variety of genres, including Sci-Fi, urban fantasy, romance, paranormal and horror.

Her favorite outings involve a trip to the libr
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