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(The Eden East #1)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  141 ratings  ·  79 reviews
Saving the world is easy: all Eden has to do is die.

Seventeen-year-old Eden East’s life is perfect... until her soul is bound to her worst nightmare. Then her parents are brutally murdered, and everyone’s a suspect, including her best friend.

As her world spirals out of control, a charismatic Siren, from a past she can’t remember, returns offering help, hope, and a heap of
Published November 2017 by Atlas Black Publishing
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Taylor Knight
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

This book is everything I want from a YA fantasy. It has awesome characters, great world building, a well thought out plot, and lots of action.
The world of Trutinor is so creative and such a refreshing change from the majority of YA fantasies I've been reading lately. Sacha built such an amazing world and she did it in a way that was easy to understand and I was able to picture everything clearly.
I absolutely loved th
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
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What a great start to a new series!

Keepers is a book that can certainly be enjoyed by young adults and adults alike. It actually transported me back in time making me feel like a teenager again. Sadly that is some years ago now!

Eden is a character that really grabbed me. Through her I felt like I was going through everything she was going through, which was quite a lot. To lose her parents whilst trying to find her feet in the world she lives in, I certainly didn’t envy her. She has a good frien
Kylie Johnson
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I downloaded this book Monday afternoon and already finished it. I loved it so much and found myself so lost in the story that I stayed up reading all night! I’m going to try to not give any spoilers so apologies if my review seems too broad.
First off, the world of Trutinor. In a world of literature where everything is borderline over done, Sacha has developed a new world that includes all the dynamics that we love but with a new spin. Kingdoms separated by abilities, a mysterious kingdom that p
Marta Cox
Feb 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, my-reviews
I feel somewhat hesitant to write my thoughts on this book because for me it was a conflicted read. The first half introduces Eden, Victor and Trey but I'm loathe to describe this as a love triangle because honestly that's not how it felt. Eden is I suppose in a relationship that resembles an arranged marriage but as this magical society is all about balance and fate a huge part of me questioned things and that's when Treys presence started to make sense. Amidst all this confusion Eden experienc ...more
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I consider myself lucky to have been given the opportunity to review this book by the author Sacha Black. Why? Because this book ended up being one of my 2018 favorites!
The book started out with a really good introduction to the story. The world building is fantastic and you do not get bored while reading about a new fantasy and somewhat dystopian world. The concept of the book is about people with special abilities (ex: sirens, elementals, shapeshifters etc.) who try to keep the balance in lif ...more
Icy Sedgwick
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic YA read, perfect for fans of fantasy or steampunk. The concept is brilliant - the Keepers of the title are beings in another realm (who are altogether too human) who 'nudge' things on Earth to help maintain the balance. Only the balance goes horrifically out of whack in their own world, and it's up to the feisty heroine Eden to start putting things right. Trouble is, she has to do that while dealing with the death of her parents, working out her feelings for her childhood bes ...more
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book has everything that I enjoy about YA Fantasy novels; wonderful characters, a well-built world with mysterious rules and rulers, and a lot of twists and turns in the plot. I received a copy of this book for an honest review. Keepers by Sacha Black tells the story of a seventeen-year-old girl, Eden East, who has extraordinary powers. After her parents are murdered and she is bound to an arrogant boy named Victor, Eden begins the journey to solving the mystery behind her parents' murder. ...more
Helen Jones
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Choices are hard enough to make. But what about when the life of your soulmate hangs in the balance? Elemental Eden East is bound to Shifter Victor Dark, who seems to be just about the worst person ever – surely she can’t be destined to spend eternity with him? But there’s more to her binding than meets the eye and, when fate brings her back into contact with Trey, a seductive Siren, she finds herself drawn into a plot that could threaten the stability of the worlds, sending everything into chao ...more
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a free ARC of this novel via Hidden Gems in exchange for an honest review.

I have not enjoyed a YA story this much since I read Harry Potter. I binge read it in about five hours, it was that good. The story was gripping, the characters compelling and the world base was great too. I cannot wait to see where this series goes!
Nov 11, 2017 added it
Sacha de Black has created a magical mythology of balance and imbalance peopled with compelling characters in her first Eden East novel, Keepers. Young Eden faces life changes without realizing her intrinsic place in a prophesy, political intrigue, and an unspoken war. Instead of becoming a pawn, she seizes her own fate and fights for her rights, her choices, and a life she loves. I especially enjoyed the journey into the author's creepy unbalanced world. As can be expected from a writer who's a ...more
C.E. Clayton
I’m starting to really love science-fantasy books, and the first book in the “Eden East Series” helped build that love and appreciation even more. This is the story of Eden, a young woman with elemental magic, whose purpose is to bring Balance to the world, namely Earth. Her people do this by Binding themselves (think soulmates) and together, finding ways to bring peace and harmony to others. It’s a cute premise to be honest, and I loved how different families became essentially city states for ...more
Jess Boal
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Literally just finished this and will review in the next few days, need to gather my thoughts! Amazing story though
Michael Mardel
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Keepers by de Black. I received a free copy and volunteered to read it. It is a delightful YA story with plenty of magic and at least one villain. Eden is the heroine and we follow her thoughts and actions throughout the book. There is Binding and Balance but not necessarily the best without the opposite. Eden is Bound to someone else, other than the one she loves. Will they unite or will the villain destroy them?
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

This book... was not for me.

When I first saw the book and read the synopsis I got really excited - it sounded like a phenomenal YA dystopian/mystery and I was really keen to get my hands on the book and delve into the world. So when I got the opportunity from Netgalley I jumped at the opportunity! When I actually started reading it though... I got confused and disappointed rather quickly.

This book follows Eden, a membe
Colleen Chesebro
“It is the duty of a Keeper to keep the Balance of fate.”

The Fallon’s wield the power of the people as shapeshifters, sirens, elementals, and dryads. Their job is to save lives and to make things right for the kingdom of Trutinor. The Keepers read the Balance of fate, remove Imbalance, and realign the people to their intended path in life so they can find their true destinies.

Trutinor is separated into four territories (north, south, east and west), each ruled by the specific abilities of the Fa
Apr 05, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Arc provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

DNF at 41%

This won’t be a long review because Keepers was just intensely bad. I refuse to waste much more time on it, but I do want to share my thoughts and hopefully no one else will waste their time either. I am baffled by all the glowing….did I get a different book???

For one thing, I am always wary when the first pages of a book are the glossary. If you can’t introduce these terms in your writing and make me understa
Feb 08, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Until the next life”

Eden, special family, special friends, special child. Her giving off an annoying vibe is maybe not the character‘s fault but the less than ideal writing. Green orbs, yawning doors,.. I am a very visual person but that was just too much. Not sure if I was just in a bad mood every time I picked the book back up. The story idea itself isn‘t bad at all, I very much like it, it’s different, just badly executed. Plus this annoying forbidden but destined romance pushed into every c
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*Thank you to the author for giving me a free digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


I have been following Sacha on her blog and social media for some time now. I’ve read and followed her through every update this book and I can’t believe the time has finally come – it is out in the world. Sacha approached me to advance read this book and I was more than happy to accept.


Keepers has the most unique plot I’ve seen in a while. The world is fleshed out to the ma
Jan 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the first in the Eden East Novels series and the first of the author’s novels. Eden is a Fallon – a royal Keeper whose role it is to ensure Balance in the world of Trutinor. The Keepers have different powers and are either Elementals, Shifters, Sirens or Sorcerers. Eden, an Elemental, is destined to be bound forever to another Fallon – a Shifter for whom she feels no attraction. But it isn’t up to her. Things change when there is a murder, and when Trey, a Siren who was Eden’s close chil ...more
Shelley Wilson
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I watched the growing excitement surrounding the release of Sacha Black’s debut YA novel on social media with interest. As an avid YA fan, I knew this would be my kind of book. I didn’t quite understand just how much I needed it until I turned the first page.

I read YA fantasy as a form of escapism. I need the tales to transport me to alternative realms, times, or worlds and Keepers does this beautifully. The author takes us to Trutinor one minute and then to Camden, London the next, seamlessly b
May 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hello readers! Today I’m reviewing a book called Keepers by Sacha de Black, I was kindly sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts and opinions in this review are entirely my own – please feel free to comment and share your thoughts/ ask questions too!
Female protagonists are so common these days in YA books so it’s truly something for an author to be able to pull off a unique, likeable, and interesting character, and Sacha manages this with Eden. This character has
Ritu Bhathal
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic book!

Honestly, I wasn't expecting to get hooked, but oh my did I!

From the moment I stepped into the realm of Trutinor and the life of Eden East, with her powers and all the angst of being a teenager with so much pressure upon you, I was sunk.

I ended up reading the whole book in a day!

The characters are written well, with a depth to them which leaves you caring a lot about the protagonist and wishing evil thoughts upon the villains! 

There is a love story, a family saga, and fanta
This book was received as an ARC from Kobo Writing Life in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

I absolutely loved this book from cover to cover. This was unlike anything I have read before. I am also in love with books that take you away in one direction and then as you read on out of nowhere it takes you in a completely different directions with shockingly exciting twists and turns left and right. Eden also reminded me a lot of Mar
Lucy Mitchell
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
True rating; 4.5 stars

A solid debut novel, mixing together some of my favourite concepts into a new fantasy world, such as people with elemental powers, shapeshifters, sirens/mermaids, interdimensional transport, and Earth being a place you can visit because having Earth as a base point always helps so you can understand what on . . . dirt is going on.

Loses half a star because it has one of those cliffhanger endings, though in its favour I am intrigued by the worldbuilding and in the characters
Jenny Bravo
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review, from Hidden Gems ARC reading.

The amount of world building, mythology, magic, fantasy, and character progression blew my mind. I just jumped into a whole new existence and didn't look back. Beautifully written, action packed, and definitely left me wanting MORE. I will be paying attention to ALL updates on this series now! Fantastic. 😄
Raven Wiley
Dec 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
very thrilling. keeps you hooked.
Allie Potts
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever wondered about those chance moments that can make all the difference in a person's life? The spilled coffee that sparks the initial conversation with your future soulmate? The breeze that sends a flyer detailing the open position in your dream field tumbling your way. What if these moments aren't coincidences at all but are the work of beings known as Keepers.

What I enjoyed most about this book was its spin on traditional fantasy creatures. While there are still magic powers, Eleme
Kelly Stepp
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow, what a refreshing, inventive YA fantasy and definite must-read! The story was fast-paced and action-packed with surprises and twists galore. I loved how the author was able to combine all these elements-action, suspense, romance, and world-building- into a balanced, seamlessly flowing masterpiece that will leave you devouring each page. Her use of misdirection is exceptional and will have you second guessing all your assumptions. This was also the first book that has given me Harry Potter v ...more
Apr 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Keepers by Sacha de Black

🌟🌟🌟🌟✨/5 stars

Eden is to be bound in the next few days in order to balance herself and her partner. But suddenly her parents are murdered and secrets revealed that change many things. She questions everything, even her best friend’s innocence regarding her parents’ murder.

My thoughts:

...about the story
The story was very interesting and unusual, though some twists were predictable. However, some other twists really surprised me.
The plot seemed logical, though the
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Sacha Black has five obsessions; words, expensive shoes, conspiracy theories, self-improvement, and breaking the rules. She also has the mind of a perpetual sixteen-year-old, only with slightly less drama and slightly more bills.

Sacha writes books about people with magical powers and other books about the art of writing. She lives in Hertfordshire, England, with her wife and genius, giant of a so

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