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Keeper (The Morphid Chronicles Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- Book 1 of 3 in The Morphid Chronicles
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About the Author
- Publication date : June 30, 2014
- File size : 2506 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : PenDreams (June 30, 2014)
- Print length : 286 pages
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- ASIN : B00LFO6N2O
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #221,522 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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My first thought when I started this book was that I wouldn’t like it. I admit that I judge books by their covers, quite frequently, and this was just so pretty! However, there was just something about the cover that screamed “you’re not going to like it, Brittany.” I decided to give it a try – plus, at the time Amazon had it for free and I figured what could it really hurt?
I was instantly hooked within the first chapter! In a way, I was getting a lot of Scott Westerfield’s Uglies vlbe while reading this – with the whole “free will” thing. For the most part, however, this is one of the most unique stories I have read in a really long time.
From the very beginning, since the moment that the character was introduced, I knew that I would not like Ashby. I don’t know what it was about him during that scene with Sam that made me say “nope, I don’t like you.” I just didn’t like him. I thought maybe he’d grow on me . . . nope. At least further into the story, I had legit reason to despise him. He didn’t deserve it, of course, but his character just got under my skin.
Each of the characters had depth. There were characters that seemed unimportant to the plot, but they weren’t “invisible” characters – most had a purpose in one way or another, even if we (as a reader) aren’t 100% certain what that purpose is yet.
Both Greg and Sam are coming of age – quite differently than “humans,” of course – yet are going through the process together. At first I thought that Sam would be some type of damsel in distress and would need Greg to protect her and be her Prince Charming, in a way. Then I really thought about it – she’s a heroine, in a sense, and Greg plays just an important role as a hero.
I’ve heard a lot of people talk about how there are no male heroes in YA novels these days. How it’s always a female heroine, and that’s what’s preventing boys from reading. I think Keeper is a perfect story for young men to read that has a male hero and doesn’t focus entirely on the female character. It’s slightly tainted by love, but the idea is still there. We’ve all got to fight for something.
All Morphids were predetermined, by Fate, into their caste. Some are Companions, who have a soul-mate, an Integral, with whom they bond, marry, and have children. Other Morphids are born into being Sorcerers, Seekers, Warriors, Caretakers, etc. Fate is the guiding force that determines a Morphid’s role in life, and once they ‘morph’ into that role around 16 years of age, their mind and body is never the same.
With ‘Keeper,’ Seymour gives us something to think about; free will vs predetermination. Morphids rely heavily on their inner instinct; a caste-determined instinct. At times it seems there is a secondary voice in their minds, insisting that something is right or wrong. As a Keeper, Greg feels a connection to his charge, Samantha, but he is not her Integral. Instead, another young man by the name of Ashby, is Sam’s Integral. Despite his Keeper status, Greg retains more of his own mind than most Morphids, and retains his own feelings towards her.
‘Keeper’ is also a nice coming-of-age story revolving around the three teenagers. We see Greg, Samantha (Sam), and Ashby with their parents, in three very different home situations. We see the teens interact with their friends, and go through a tiny bit of normal high school drama.
‘Keeper’ is a clever and well-written YA fantasy. Highly recommended for fans of YA, coming of age, and fantasy books.
Thanks to author Ingrid Seymour for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Ashby knows who his integrel is and he has his friend transport him to her so he can meet her. He is the reagents son, but rest assured there is no love lost between them. Sam is the girl between the two of them. Samantha, Greg and Ashby. The connection is unheard of. Something big is happening and time will tell us what we don't know.
It's a strange but interesting story. I will continue reading.
Read on my friends
While the story was new and interesting there really wasn't a lot of plot progression. Just the doomed romance and such. It could be just a set up for the other two books? I am unsure but I don't know if I will read those.
If you enjoy romances where you pick the wrong guy then this is for you.
Top reviews from other countries
This is an interesting idea & one that, mostly, kept me swept away!!👌
Samantha, Greg & Ashby are 16-17 yr olds. Two live in USA & one in the UK. All 3 are Morphid's, a Race that live amongst us. At around 17 yrs old they produce a type gelatinous substance that encases them for about 2 weeks, when they emerge they have morphed into the best fully grown versions of themselves. They are all gorgeous. Sam has no idea that she's not Human though 😳
This is a coming of age drama. It deals with bigotry centred around the differing Castes within the storyline but this can easily be related to today's issues about Co!our, Religion & Sexism!! It also made me wonder if the Author was thinking about arranged marriages whilst discussing the Companions!? I found all of this side of the book really fascinating to think about.👍
An entertaining & thought provoking read!😇
Debbie, 1970, UK