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Posted May 24, 2013
The general plot was pretty interesting. Sailor was a bit hyper
The general plot was pretty interesting. Sailor was a bit hyper and somewhat of an airhead, but I liked the variety of paranormal creatures, and the complicated/political connections between the species--and how they interacted with humans.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 24, 2013
Read from March 19 to 20, 2013 BOOK SYNOPSIS In the
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Read from March 19 to 20, 2013
In their new Keeper roles, these extraordinary women must balance the fate of the world with their desires... Lust. Elven Keeper Sailor Gryffald's body quivers with it, but is it a symptom of the deadly Scarlet Pathogen coursing through her bloodstream or the proximity of shifter Keeper Declan Wainwright?
Sailor and Declan have had an uneasy relationship ever since they met, and now things are about to get a lot more complicated. A killer is stalking Los Angeles, intentionally infecting Elven with the deadly virus, and now Sailor and Declan must work to keep the supernatural peace while bringing the murderer to justice. But, in doing so, these powerful denizens of the Otherworld find themselves straddling a fine line between lust...and love.
Sailor Gryffald is unsure of her role as she has not prepared to take on the responsibility of Keeper for the Elven since her father seemed to have things well in hand and at his age was apparently not going to be retiring from the job anytime soon. Sailor's shock and dismay when she was suddenly thrust into taking on the mantle of Keeper, with all that it entailed, only served to heighten her naive outlook that things would remain the same without too much effort on her part.
Although Sailor Gryffald is new to her role as Keeper, she finds herself drawn into an investigation which pits her against a villain whose only agenda is to cause havoc amongst the Elven citizens of LA and as many deaths as possible before being stopped.
This tale is the next in the series focused on LA and it highlights what I personally think is the biggest strength of all the stories in the series and that is the fact that it's characters are not perfect, they are not all knowing, they are not all powerful and even though yes they do have certain advantages as part of the supernatural community that does not make their jobs or their lives a cakewalk.
Sailor has it especially hard because as a young actress her days of being carefree and following her whims are now over as she is roughly awakened when the reality of her situation becomes apparent as her own life is imperiled. In the race to solve the mystery of whom the killer is and to bring him or her to justice there is also a race against time to save Sailor from a horrific death that ensures she and Declan must work together.
The tension these two characters bring to the pages is sizzling, their respective abilities as keepers are awe inspiring and the way that Sailor manages to learn to embrace her duties as Keeper had me finally respecting her more than did at first.
There is nothing spectacularly clever going on but as a murder mystery/paranormal romance it has some fairly decent action scenes, it has interesting characters that the reader can enjoy watching interact with each other, it has an easy pace with good flow to the plot line that allows you to keep up with what happens in the moment and the villain is one that you may figure out sooner than Sailor and Declan but even if you do that will in no way curtail the audacity with which the person operates in plain view!
As a lover of all things supernatural this series has so far been perfectly balanced and easily enjoyed and look forward to the next book which finally lets us get to know Barrie better in her role as Keeper of the Shifters. Very tantalizing tale!
[EArc from Netgalley in exchange for honest review]
Posted March 13, 2013
Keeper of the Moon is the second in the The Keepers: LA trilogy
Keeper of the Moon is the second in the The Keepers: LA trilogy by Heather Graham, Alexandra Sokoloff, and Harley Jane Kozak following the three Gryffald cousins who are the new Vampire, Elven, and Shape-Shifter Keepers in L.A. A Keeper is a human, born into the position and with the ability to draw upon the powers of their charges, and charged with the oversight and protection of a particular faction of the Others.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Keeper of the Moon centers on Sailor Ann Gryffald, an aspiring actress and the new Elven Keeper of Laurel Canyon, and Declan Wainwright, a Shifter Keeper and popular nightclub owner. Sailor is attacked and infected with the Scarlet Pathogen linking her to the suspicious deaths of several Elven that Declan is already investigating. The duo team up to uncover the origins of the pathogen, what makes Sailor's reactions to it so unusual and who is killing the Elven.
The story focuses more on the mystery of the pathogen and hunt for the killer than the romance between Declan and Sailor. While I found myself wishing the couple would have spent a little more time together, I was impressed with the way Kozak portrayed Sailor's growth from a vapid, aspiring actress to a Keeper that could be depended on to keep her charges safe. Each of The Keepers: LA trilogy could be read as a stand-alone book, but I think you find them more enjoyable if they were read all together. I'm looking forward to seeing how Alexandra Sokoloff ends the series in Keeper of the Shadows (May 2013).
Posted February 14, 2013
With a touch of humor, romance, danger and a deadly-elves-pathogen, Keeper of the Moon is a fast-paced read set in and around Hollywood! I suppose if we believe in the fantasy Hollywood gives us, having Elves, Shifters, Vampires and other supernaturals living around there, makes TOTAL sense!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Sailor Ann Gryffald, is a newly appointed Keeper, a human born with a special tree-shaped birthmark, destined to protect and guard the Elven race. She is a young, aspiring actress who had taken over the job from her father, one of a long line of distinguished Keepers. Unfortunately, Sailor isn't really cut out for the political games that are played.
When beautiful elven women are turning up murdered with an ancient pathogen in their blood, Sailor decides to step up to the plate and blunders her way through her own investigations because the Keeper Council is full of slow-moving 'old people.' Suddenly, she finds herself a victim of the pathogen! It hasn't killed her, but why not?
Enter DeClan, an extremely handsome, domineering and wealthy, shifter Keeper. He concocts an agreement between himself and Sailor regarding the hunt for the killer. Does he have ulterior motives????
The chemistry between DeClan and Sailor is prickly, funny, endearing, and, dare I say just plain 'cute'-I loved their interaction! DeClan plays the serious, protective male, Sailor plays the not entirely innocent, well-meaning, intelligent, yet impulsive female, who is a delight! Honestly, at first, I was eye-rolling at some of the things Sailor was doing, but soon, as her character came into itself, I have to admit, I loved her! The story is a good take on "Others" not being too dark, not being too 'out there,' but always moving, rolling along at a good pace! Am I allowed to say a murder mystery is a fun read, because this was!
This copy was provided by NetGalley and Harlequin in exchange for an honest review! Publication date: March 5, 2013
Posted April 12, 2013
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