The Keeper's Vow
By the time she figured that out, it was too late.
In a world where being half-vampire is a dark secret that tears families apart, 16 year-old Katie Watts must untangle the web of lies that is her so-called life. No one is w ...more
This review was prompted by the fact that I suddenly realized my review is in the top right now and all it says is a pathetic "I enjoyed it!". Time to remedy that. Okay, let's get down into it!
If you love YA paranormal books then I think you should definitely give this book a whirl. Why? For an array of different reasons (warning, minor spoilers ahead, nothing very serious so go ahead).
So what are they? Here are some things that are present in the novel that might tickle your fanc
This book sucks. I mean there's more I actually explained in the review, but when I think about it this book sucks. It's was trying so hard to not have a love triangle that an entirely useless character was left in the book. No plot until the last 30%.
I think this book was a little too long. The plot is definitely the weakest part of the book and the characters the strongest(even though they were all pretty unlikable). I di ...more
I love reading a new book that I have no expectations of. This was an exhilarating YA paranormal novel with clear, detailed writing. The story kept me excited, engaged and invested.
This book is about a teenage girl named Katalina (Katie), who goes to school one morning, not knowing that her entire life is about to be turned upside down. After some weird feelings and someone getting stabbed in the chest, she finds ...more
Great story, awesome characters. I loved how messed up the main characters were, made them so much more enjoyable to read, even when I hated their attitudes.
Unlike most people--who's opinion I've read in other reviews--I actually really like Katie. Not because I think what she's doing is acceptable, but because there's something awesome in someone who is so deprecatingly flawed, and in being that, becomes more real. Of course, the only reason this works is ...more
what is the first thing you think when you hear the word "vampire"?
is it this?
or maybe this?
according to wikipedia:
A Vampire is a mythical being who subsists by feeding on the life essence (generally in the form of blood) of living creatures. In folkloric tales, undead vampires often visited loved ones and caused mischief or deaths in the neighbourhoods they inhabited when they were alive.
what happens tho ...more
The story was really good and very well developed. I really enjoy the main characters. They are well rounded and they act appropriate they age. Sometimes they impulsive, annoying, funny, sarcastic, witty, not logical, moody, dramatic but, that is normal teenage behavior. I did get irritated with them in time but then I do get irritated wit my one kids so....
I also loved the romance in this book. Not too cheesy, not too corny an ...more
The idea for the story was nice and the world building was consistent. BUT the thing I disliked right off the start is this: stranger boy follows girl for a day and wants to talk to her, she ignores him until he gets shot and then she is willing to listen but he suddenly becomes "mysterious" a ...more
Tristan and Katie- SWOON!! I absolutely adore these two and they were absolutely hilarious especially that part when Katie had put a shirt that was too tight ...more
April 18, 2017: Re-reading because the second book came out yesterday. I am enjoying it again.
I'm going to keep this short. Kind of. Hopefully. So at first, I was like, "Yea, let's do this!! I was born ready!!" (I needed to calm down) As I was reading I really liked the world building, getting to know these characters, and then BAM!! I was in a fetal position NOT wanting to talk to no one and it was a little rough because the incident I'm speaking of is when the main character finally broke down, and in fron ...more
What I liked about it--
1. Simone went full local and set the story in Boise, which I love. If I were to hide a secret society of otherworldly creat ...more
The interesting thing about reviewing a book by a booktuber (especially one who actually goes in-depth in her discussions like Francina) is that you know the author's values in writing. In this case, it's
1. internal consistency, which goes into
2. characterization, plot development, and world-building
I do have to commend this book, it ...more
Wir lernen Katie am Anfang des Buches kennen als junges Mädchen, das die Interessen und Hobbies wechselt wie andere Leute die Socken. Stricken, Filmkritiken, Hamster züchten, Bücher sammeln, obwohl sie gar nicht gerne liest...Wenn sie etwas Neues für sich entdeckt, dann ist sie Feuer und Flamme und investiert viel Zeit und durchaus auch Geld - aber nichts kann ihre Aufmerksamkeit länger halten. Außerdem ist sie unglaublich faul! Sie plant ...more
As u ...more
I love watching this author's YouTube videos. She is a hell-of-amazing person.
She is not her book.
I don't think this book had proper editing in pacing and plot point reveals. It takes reading past the 50% to really get a feel of the actual plot. Most of the time people are not revealing what's happening, and Katie is too much of a whiner to figure it out herself. She doesn't even seem to be curious about her lineage or possible abilities. She's just naive for most of the book, and ...more
I also had trouble with the world. I know Katie was coming into it not knowing what was going on, but I don't think D-Range was explained until book two, and yet it was brought up multiple times in book 1. I was very confused through the first third of the book with the world that was int ...more
I remembered that I had started to read this on my kindle a few days ago and I finally had time to read it yesterday and today and oh my gosh guys. Sooooo goooooood! Francina is not only a fantastic booktuber, she is also an engaging and unique author. This was the perfect thing to read as I was coming off of my Cassandra Clare, Lord of Shadows high. I picked it up because I knew it was an urban supernatural book and I ended up loving t for it's plot and characters. Katie is a ...more
One of my favorite things about this YA novel is - hooray! - that the MC cast of teens actually have parents, mentors and meaningful relationships with them that have an effect on their lives. The adults are not perfect ...more
When a strange new guy starts stalking her, Katie suddenly realises that not only is the world more complicated than she could have thought; but her friends and family have been lying to her for years.
Katie is now aware of the guardians, and their duties; and the vampires and werewolves in the world.
After her rather forced decision to become a guardian, she is thrown in the deep end with training. There is a lot to lea ...more
There was so much I liked about this book, so much of it was authentic and well written and funny and romantic. Katie was as endearingly annoying and selfish and good-hearted as Serena from Sailor Moon, and very realistic for it. I loved her evolution by the end. But, I struggled to attach to some of the characters and there were a few points where the pacing lagged and I got a bit bored with the plot. Overall, though, I loved Katie and Tristan, and found their relationship heart-warmin ...more
Was the writing perfect? No. On a technical scale, I came across a lot more misplaced commas, typos, and other errors than is typical in a published work. Was the storytelling masterful, however, with authentic, well-rounded characters, and a completely fresh plot? Hell yes.
To cla ...more
It has an interesting storyline. The plot is very engaging. Katie, a junior high-schooler is thrust into the world of the guardians when Tristian gets stabbed in her backyard. Turns out, she is a Guardian, her mother wasn't killed in childbirth as she'd been led to believe and Tr ...more
Katie woke up to a good breakfast, already she should be on alert. So just reading the very first lines, it gets you wondering right off. Her day at school was even stranger, an unknown boy needs to speak with her and uses her full name to get her attention. How does this random ...more