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The Buried Covenant by Shawn Keenan
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Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo.com

Did you read Gena Showalter's INTERTWINED series and enjoy that? Looking for something similar to draw you in and keep you entranced until the final page? Then look no further than THE BURIED COVENANT. I received this for review, and found I could not put it down until I discovered how Jayke's story turned out.

Jayke lives with his foster parents, the Millers. He can't remember anything prior to around the age of ten. He's been in foster care ever since he woke up in the hospital. The Millers are good people, and Jayke is happy living with them. He's been home-schooled, but after Mrs. Miller's sister and niece and nephew come to visit, Jayke decides he wants to attend public school and try having a social life.

From his first day of school, things start to become weird for Jayke. Walking across the parking lot to the school, he trips over the curb. He should've had a gash on his head, or at least a bump. But there's nothing. He shakes it off, and starts life as a student at St. Augustine High. He starts to make friends and is soon established at his school.

Enter Amber, a new foster kid at the Millers'. Amber is bold, aggressive, and constantly tries to make the moves on Jayke. He holds his own with her, but she is persistent - and then tries to get him to join her group, the Aduro. As the story unfolds, the reader learns the mystery behind the Aduro, along with the secrets behind Jayke's missing memories. I don't want to give too much away, because that's what kept the story so engrossing and page-turning.

The story was a bit choppy in parts, but overall the sum of the tale overrode the less-than-perfect parts. The ending was a bit abrupt, but I hope that just means there will be a continuation of the story of Jayke and his covenant. There is a lot of teenage boy angst and uncertainty with the opposite sex. There are many humorous moments, and there is a lot of mystery and intrigue. And if you like stories like THE DA VINCI CODE, etc., then THE BURIED COVENANT will not disappoint.
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April 8, 2011 – Shelved
April 23, 2011 – Shelved as: trt-posted-reviews

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