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This review is from: The Keeper (Kindle Edition)
I should start off by letting you know that books with angels are absolutely my favorite category for YA books and this one did not disappoint! The story starts out with Kaylee and her family moving from the west coast to Florida because Kaylee's parents think she needs a change to get her out of her depression. Kaylee is plagued with guilt because her best friend, Cassie, was killed in a car accident but she survived. The Carmichaels move to a beautiful old plantation house on acres and acres of land which is beautiful and perfect for Kaylee's two horses. Naturally Kaylee has to start a new school and make new friends, but almost immediately meets the very gorgeous and swoonworthy Zeke, who comes across as light and warmth. The way the author describes him is amazing....I knew not only what he looked like and how he spoke and felt, but the aura he gave off as well. Any girl would be crazy not to fall for him, which is exactly what Kaylee does.
However, she still keeps her options open briefly and agrees to go out with Nick, who is described as cold and dark, and clearly isn't who he first claims to be. While I got the sense he was not good, there was still something about him that was very intriguing for me. Maybe the fact that he was absolutely gorgeous with dark hair? But he was rough with a tendency towards being too physical, which in the end made him quite intimidating.
Soon strange things start happening and it is critical that Zeke is around to protect Kaylee. Kaylee can't understand why she would catch his attention, but Zeke soon reveals himself to her for what he truly is: an angel, her guardian angel. She soon learns that evil demons, who live in the dimension we know as hell, want to expand their territory but need access to portals so they can occupy heaven and the place in between as well. The place in between is where souls go for people whose fates are not yet decided, such as people that were never baptized. The demons have begun to raise an army by occupying the place in between and controlling those souls, so that there is only heaven left to conquer. They just need to get into heaven through a portal.
However, there is one person who guards the portals and can cross into any dimension. This person is called the keeper of the keys and is a descendent of the archangel Michael. This position changes and passes on to the next in line. However, during the change of hands there is opportunity for evil to strike. This story is about the journey Kaylee and Zeke set out on to find out who the the new keeper of the keys is so he can be blessed, which in turn will allow for less chance for the evil demons to reach heaven.
The Keeper is a touching love story that had me turning the pages into the night. I could feel the chemistry between Kaylee and Zeke. I loved how it ended and it how all the loose ends got tied up with no major cliff hanger. I had my suspicions how the story line would play out, but the book was so well written that I needed to see how all the characters reacted to everything, which is what made the book such an enjoyable read for me. If you are looking for a love story and you have a thing for angels I would definitely check this book out!