by Jen Naumann
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: March 11, 2014
Everyone thinks Harper Young killed her boyfriend. No one will say it to her face, but the signs are everywhere.
It’s almost been a year since Gavin was torn from Harper’s arms and brutally murdered. The police wrote it off as a freak accident, deciding Harper’s strange testimony was given under duress. But she knows something unnatural was involved and refuses to stop looking until she finds his killer, even if it means her reputation as a senior is ruined. Even if it means there really are monsters living among us.
With the discovery of the mothmen, witches, vampires and all the creatures she always suspected were out there, Harper finds herself amidst a complex bundle of unseen heroes who call themselves “Keepers”, sworn to keep the secret of the paranormal creatures that walk this earth. As she tries to understand what’s so special about her that she’s able to break an old Keeper law, Harper has a baffling vision of kissing a mysterious guy before a blade is brought down on him. Before she can get a handle on her future, she becomes central to a battle between the questionable “heroes” and the evil she’s been training to fight, leaving her to wonder if there’s any way to change the fate that has been foretold before it’s too late.
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I have nothing but praise for Jen Naumann’s Paranormal Keepers, I mean WOW!! from the very first page I was riveted. It was well written although I think the dialogue itself had some issues, Harper’s internal narration made up for it. Harper, the main character is refreshingly brave if not a little foolhardy about dealing with the people in her life after her boyfriend Gavin’s horrendous death. She is frigging fearless about telling people off when she maybe should think twice but I appreciated the fact that Harper realized she had no real friends in the popular group anymore so she basically took no prisoners.
Now the academy and all the fantastical creatures was well described and wonderfully written even if I thought all of them were shifty as hell. I don’t know if I would have been able to sleep with those crazy people hanging around but the book was great and very imaginative. I ended up going to bed at 5am while reading it, I didn’t want to put it down. Definitely recommend anyone who likes a darker edged YA fantasy novel!
About the Author:
Jen Naumann grew up in southern Minnesota as an addict of such flicks as Indiana Jones and The Goonies until she discovered John Hughes, and spent her high school days locked away writing love stories with a sci-fi/paranormal twist. Married to a farmer in southern Minnesota, she tries to follow the madness of her four active children while balancing an imagination that never shuts down. As the author of CHEATING DEATH, SHYMERS, AND PARANORMAL KEEPERS, she writes stories with strong female leads who have a good sense of humor and tend to fall in love despite their better judgment.