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  • Posted July 18, 2012

    Great fiction that happens to be science fiction

    Number one, Is that cover not seriously hawt? All right, moving on to an actual review. *Glances at cover one more time.*


    OK, I think I'm ready now. I. Loved. This. Loved it. It's some of the best science fiction I've read in a while, with two incredibly different main characters who discover that they're not so different after all.

    Yes, there are alien races, yes there are other planets, but deep down, what I love most about this book is that it's a book about people.

    Keir has been ostracized his entire life because of his blue skin. Otherwise seemingly normal, Keir has been forced to hide in the shadows, scavenge for food, and fend off attackers since a young age. As a result, he's incredibly distrusting. When he first meets Quin, he's being held in a storage room, a beaten and battered prisoner. The pair manages to escape, leading them down a road where Keir finds not only acceptance, but a deep, abiding love.

    Of course, that's not all, and you're gonna have to read the book to find out. The world(s) Pippa creates are wonderfully done, each having its own customs, lore, and geology. Nothing felt...contrived, or too difficult to understand, if that makes any sense. Each world the characters travel to feels like it could exist somewhere, and the different alien races are fleshed out with their own political issues, customs, etc.

    At its heart, Keir is a story of love and redemption for both Keir and Quin, two incredibly broken people who find healing with one another. Though Keir has suffered the most physically and mentally, Quin has suffered emotionally. Immortal after the destruction of her world, Quin has traveled the stars searching for the being responsible for destroying everything and everyone she loved. She's loved and lost along the way, and each loss has left its scar. Once she starts falling for her Smurfin companion, she wonders if he could ever love her, but buries her feelings. The middle of the book is when their love story truly starts, and it's pretty amazing to read. I laughed and cried with both as they found their ways to each other.

    And just FYI, the last 20 pages or so nearly scarred me. I was almost bawling.

    Pippa Jay's Keir is most definitely a fantastic science fiction read (admittedly, I read it all in one day). It's also a fantastic read that happens to be science fiction. I would recommend this heavily.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 15, 2012

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    Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite Keir was a mere child

    Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite

    Keir was a mere child when he was taken from his home and runes were carved on his tiny body. His father considered him a curse; the town people feared him and would destroy him; they called him the Blue Demon. To hide the scars covering his frame he kept his body wrapped in a tattered cloak. He was innocent of any wrongdoing but was imprisoned anyway. When Quin discovered him in the prison he was ill and dying. With a mighty explosion she freed both him and herself from the vile, dank jail. She transported him to her home in the stars. Even there his survival was uncertain; Quin bound herself to him for life to save him. During the bonding Quin discovered that Keir had healing powers. Intrigue and danger were at hand and Keir could not stay.

    Author Pippa Jay offers readers a tale filled with love, romance, intrigue, danger, fantasy, science fiction and action. I enjoyed watching Keir and Quin’s relationship grow into love. But there is a more important aspect to this tale. The author has demonstrated the plight of those who are different. While many tolerate differences should they not be celebrated? I found it amazing that a father would reject his child because he was dissimilar to those around him. The father hated the son so much that he had him imprisoned. Pippa Jay is a talented writer. Her plot is captivating. I stayed up most of the night reading it. I just could not lay it down. Her lead characters are well-conceived. This is Jay’s debut novel but I am sure there will be several more to come from her in future.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2012

    I Could Not Put It Down

    It begins in darkness. Keir, outcast, cast into a dungeon and sentenced to die. A spunky redhaired woman appears from nowhere, and adventure ensues, and a little love, and a dash of joy, and a heaping spoonful of pain and heartbreak. It's a book filled with colorful images, and strong emotions, and so adventure-filled you'll stay up all night reading it.

    One of my top five books ever. I can't wait to read it again.

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  • Posted November 26, 2012

    Loved this book! Keir was a fantastic read. The hero (Keir) and

    Loved this book! Keir was a fantastic read. The hero (Keir) and the heroine (Quin) had so much rich character development. Both of them were riddled with emotional--and physical--scarring; however, it was beautifully woven into the storyline to make them stronger people. Together they were able to overcome their insecurities.

    Keir is packed with action, adventure, intrigue and spicy love scenes...but one of my favorite things was the role reversal. Keir was the inexperienced one, and I loved that Quin taught him--not just how to make love, because that was hot--but how to experience life and to open himself up to forgiveness. Keir suffered a great many things, but Quin was there to support, encourage and bring him back to life.

    A few of my favorite lines from the book:

    “I am not friendly. I am dangerous.”

    He felt her presence in his mind still, like cool hands soothing his fevered thoughts. It both disturbed and comforted him. Was she an angel in human guise? Or some demon sent to torment him before delivering him to his final hell?

    His words filled her with a sadness so sharp she had to fight down tears.

    He screamed for help as they took him through shadowy streets to an unknown place, but no one came.

    Why am I such a sucker for tortured souls?

    “We weren’t meant to have these powers, Keir, but it’s how we use them that defines who and what we are.”

    “Friends may easily become enemies. Prosperity attracts envy. We must always be wary of complacency and misplaced trust.”

    Would learning the truth justify the risk?

    For the first time in remembrance, he wanted to touch and be touched in return. To hold her and have her return his embrace freely, with more than a friend’s affection. To feel her white skin under his fingertips. To brush the hair from her face as the breeze did now, and run his fingers through it.

    He leaned close to her, and the darkness of his eyes seemed to swallow her soul. “Your fears will come to pass.”

    ***
    I have more, but pretty soon I'll be quoting the entire book! So go buy it! :) Keir is a must read!

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