Saturday 15 November 2014

{Review} Keeper of the Innocents (The Keeper Witches Series, #2) by Kristy Centeno

22452507Posted by Melanie 
Release Date: July 9th, 2014
Finished Date: October 26th, 2014
Publishers: Limitless Publishing
Genre: YA, Paranormal Romance 
Source: For Review
Format: eBook
Pages: Unknown
Buy: Amazon UK Amazon US 

Demi Redding has used her powers to vanquish demons for years, but when one shows up next door she will be forced to set both her experience and instincts aside to battle a war that has nothing to do with magic, and everything to do with matters of the heart.

As a Keeper of the Innocents, Demi’s load as a guardian reduces with only one charge to take on at a time. However, when her new foe proves to be a force she can neither see nor find, she has no choice but to doubt the so-called good intentions of the stranger one door down.

Rhyzel Connor is not your average neighbor by any means. The red specks of color in his green eyes alone sets him apart and his demonic heritage makes him an easy target. Because of who he is he can’t afford a mistake that will result in his demise, but the fact that he knows way too much about Demi quickly raises the suspicion veil over him.

There is a mission he must complete, and secrets he must fight hard to keep, but the biggest hardship he must face will be forfeiting his life in order to save Demi’s

The review: Keeper of the Innocents is the second book in ‘The Keeper Witches Series’ and I really enjoyed it!
Demi Redding has just turned 18 and therefore will be given a full time charge, that means she will be given a child that has the potential to do something great in their lifetime and Demi has to protect such a child from any demonic or evil influence that could tip the balance between good and evil. She has always been aware of Demons and is very adept at fighting them because being a Keeper Witch runs in the family and she is well aware of the dangers that she will face, she has trained her whole life for this and she will not fail. Just as she’s about to find out who her charge is, she discovers that her mysterious neighbour is one of the enemy – at least a part of him is – but this leaves Demi conflicted because she feels a pull to him, as if they share a connection and he’s meant to be in her life, but how is that so? She is torn between letting herself feel for Rhyzel and keeping him at a distance for the damage he could potentially cause…. What she doesn’t know is that he has secrets and they could directly oppose Demi’s heritage – will she trust him? Just how far will she go to keep her charge alive? Would she risk her heart?
So, as I said, I really enjoyed this I like the idea of the Keeper Witches and it’s a great idea to show a different side to the witch genre, plus there are even different charges for each witch – in book one we had a Keeper witch who helped spirits stuck on earth and here we have a Keeper witch who looks after children who are destined to become something important – I found it interesting that they have this difference and wonder what else is out there for them. They were both really likable characters, Demi had a great attitude towards her ‘job’ which is admirable for someone her age and you could really feel the connection to Rhyzel from the start. I loved the connection Demi had to Rhyzel, I liked that it made her challenge what she knew about demons, that it challenged her prejudice because she was very against him and that he broke through her defences to give her some love – to be honest, they worked well together in everything and made a great team even as friends.
The storyline is very much about Demi coming into her own as a Keeper of the Innocents and also about the lessons she learns through Rhyzel. There is a lot focussed on the relationship aspect but action comes in the way of an emergency charge and shows us just what Demi is up against and it also shows Demi who she can rely on. It’s all very straightforward until towards the ending when the inevitable happens and her charge is put in danger, there are a few twists and turns that will keep you on your toes and I totally did not see what happened coming – which is definitely a bonus for me. The pacing was a tad on the slow side for me but not in a way that would spoil my reading experience and it held my interest all of the way through. I enjoyed it a lot and I will be looking out for third book. 

Thank you to Kristy Centeno for giving me the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an honest review. 

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