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The Keeper by Ellen Jensen Abbott
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Apr 25, 2017

it was ok
bookshelves: audio, fantasy, young-adult

Synopsis: "Abisina is ready to embrace her destiny and become the Keeper of Watersmeet. But the survival of the land depends on the north and south—the centaurs, dwarves, fairies, humans, and fauns—joining together to confront a gathering evil. The rift that opened in the mountains has continued to spew forth terrible creatures. Abisina knows that the most powerful creature of all has arrived—though what shape it will take is still a mystery.

She sets out to bring the folk together, but the land has never been more divided, and, Abisina doubts if she has the strength to be the leader that Watersmeet needs. Even the power of the Keeper's necklace doesn't seem to be enough—and then that is taken from her. Can Abisina's faith in the power of love, acceptance, and unity survive this final test?

This is the exciting conclusion to the acclaimed fantasy trilogy that began with Watersmeet."


My Review: I kind of struggled with this final book in the Watersmeet trilogy. I still really did not care for any of the characters or what happened to them. The story did progress down a darker path compared to the previous two books and there was a lot more danger in this one, and less hope. While I am glad that this series is over, there were a lot of big questions left unanswered and was a little unsatisfying in that aspect. It was also a very slow moving story as a whole, with not a lot of action. I feel like the author had a lot of things to say about hot button issues, like racism, and kind of used this trilogy as a way to voice those, not that they were bad or wrong but I feel like it kind of took over the story. This just wasn't the book or the series I had hoped for when I first picked it up.
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Reading Progress

December 12, 2013 – Shelved
December 12, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
April 4, 2017 – Started Reading
April 4, 2017 –
28.0%
April 7, 2017 –
36.0%
April 7, 2017 –
52.0%
April 11, 2017 –
59.0%
April 13, 2017 –
74.0%
April 25, 2017 – Shelved as: audio
April 25, 2017 – Shelved as: fantasy
April 25, 2017 – Shelved as: young-adult
April 25, 2017 – Finished Reading

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