The Safe-Keeper's Secret (Safe Keepers Series #1)

The Safe-Keeper's Secret (Safe Keepers Series #1)

by Sharon Shinn

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ISBN-13: 9780142403570
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 11/03/2005
Series: Safe Keepers Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 334,735
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 12 - 16 Years

About the Author

Sharon Shinn ( had won the William C. Crawford Award for Outstanding New Fantasy Writer, and was twice nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Her sequence of Samaria novels have been Locus best-sellers, and her novel Summers at Castle Auburn was named an ALA Best Books for Young Adults. Sharon graduated from Northwestern University and has lived in the Midwest most of her life.

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The Safe-Keeper's Secret (Safe Keeper's Series #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
janemarieprice on LibraryThing 28 days ago
When the Safe-Keeper of the village dies, the two children she has raised must struggle to find our where their place in the world lies and what secrets their mother kept even from them. Even though I could see the twists coming in advance it was still nicely unfurled. It had a kind of delicate touch to it.
Prop2gether on LibraryThing 28 days ago
This is a YA fantasy wherein some people have specially-designed skills to keep the world in balance. People can share secrets with ¿safe keepers¿ who will not tell, and thus, the story of Reed and Fiona begins with their births days apart¿one is the Safe-Keeper¿s natural child and one is her adopted child. I guessed early on which was which, but there was some fun along the way. I like Shinn¿s writing (and thanks to Ronincats for recommending her works), but this is not one of her better plot lines. A part of a series, I hope the rest are better stories and can pull this one along.
Herenya on LibraryThing 28 days ago
I liked The Safe-Keeper's Secret well enough. It is about two children, Fiona and Reed (although the story focuses on Fiona) who are brought up by the Safe-Keeper (someone who keeps the secrets of others), neither of whom know the full extent of their parentage. It is about inheritance, destiny and family, about finding one's place in the world. It's rather domestic, somehow, focused on a small group of people, but I like that. There were secrets and mysteries I didn't expected - perhaps because I was distracted by the mysteries I could already see. And it wins an award for moving me to tears.
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Laurie_Jane_Kaye More than 1 year ago
I read this book when I was a freshman in high school and even though I think it's for a younger audience it was still amazing. If you're looking for a light read filled with fantasy and magic, this is the book. Through the years I have remembered this book and now I find myself re-reading it 6 years later and still loving it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it was a good book, but nothing really stood out to me. i can't say it was boring, but there wasn't really much adventure or mystery or action. i was kind of let down, but im very glad i read it. i might read the sequel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I Really enjoyed this book alot!! I am looking forward to reading 'the Truth-Teller's Tale by Sharon Shinn which is available July 21, 2005.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Althought it is a bit lighter that some of Shinn's other novels it is still captavating. I loved the many plot twist and the excellent well developed characters. Shinn has a way of creating beautiful worlds with Kings, enchanted lands, and lots of magic. All this is woven into a beautiful coming of age story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was the greatest book ever. it got me reading again.