Review + Giveaway: Keeper of the Lost Souls by Kristy Centeno

November 27, 2014 | Posted by Genesis in Book Promos, Book Reviews, Excerpts / Teasers, Giveaways | 1 Comment

Review + Giveaway: Keeper of the Lost Souls by Kristy CentenoKeeper of the Lost Souls
by Kristy Centeno
Series: Keeper Witches #1
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Publication Date: June 7, 2013 by Limitless Publishing
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3.5 Stars

Synopsis:
Bryn McCaskey is young, naïve, and can talk to ghosts...

Like her mother and grandmother, Bryn comes from a breed of witches called The Keepers of the Lost Souls. Their main purpose is to guard those spirits who are permanently or temporarily grounded in the world of the living. Handling supernatural creatures is something which comes naturally to Bryn, however, dealing with people is a whole different story.

As her 18th birthday approaches it's time for her to take on her first assignment. Bryn is forced to confront her inability to communicate with others in an effort to save the one soul that can mean the difference between life and death for mankind.

Johnny Shaw is a lost soul with a personal vendetta against witches... 

A vendetta he has carried on even after death. As much as he hate's them he must join forces with a keeper witch, in order to stop a century old threat. When fate brings them together, not only will they be forced to learn how to work as a team, but they will have to depend on each other to stop an evil witch carrying a six hundred year grudge!

Review + Giveaway: Keeper of the Lost Souls by Kristy CentenoKeeper of the Lost Souls
by Kristy Centeno
Series: Keeper Witches #1
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Publication Date: June 7, 2013 by Limitless Publishing
Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo
3.5 Stars

Synopsis:
Bryn McCaskey is young, naïve, and can talk to ghosts...

Like her mother and grandmother, Bryn comes from a breed of witches called The Keepers of the Lost Souls. Their main purpose is to guard those spirits who are permanently or temporarily grounded in the world of the living. Handling supernatural creatures is something which comes naturally to Bryn, however, dealing with people is a whole different story.

As her 18th birthday approaches it's time for her to take on her first assignment. Bryn is forced to confront her inability to communicate with others in an effort to save the one soul that can mean the difference between life and death for mankind.

Johnny Shaw is a lost soul with a personal vendetta against witches... 

A vendetta he has carried on even after death. As much as he hate's them he must join forces with a keeper witch, in order to stop a century old threat. When fate brings them together, not only will they be forced to learn how to work as a team, but they will have to depend on each other to stop an evil witch carrying a six hundred year grudge!

Read my review for Keeper of the Innocents, the second book in the series here.

EXCERPT

Before entering the property, I’d made sure I was protected and no amount of demon magic could’ve bypassed that spell. Unless of course, the demon happened to be hundreds of years old. This wasn’t the case, however— of that I was sure. A demon looking to destroy a witch wouldn’t wait so long to finish her off, especially when she was already down. With that in mind, I lifted my bruised body off the ground and stared ahead of me.

“Well, isn’t that something.” Yes, I was pissed. And yes, I wanted whoever or whatever attacked me to know it, too. “You must think yourself really tough because of that surprise attack. But I’ll tell you one thing, you’re not really original.”

When I received no response, I hurried to add, “Come out and fight me like a man.” I was unsure of what I was dealing with, but aware of the fact that somewhere ahead of me there were a pair of eyes on me. I could feel them practically peeling my skin off. “You want to battle? Then show yourself and let’s get to it! I’m not afraid of you.”

“Go away, witch!”

He knows I’m a witch? How? None of my previous charges could tell and even after I told them who I was and why I was there, they still had a hard time believing me.

“You waste your time by coming here.” That voice was as angry as any I’d ever heard.

“I’m not so sure about that.”

“Get the hell out of here,” the voice demanded.

“And if I don’t?”

“Leave! Or I’ll make you leave!”

REVIEW

Keeper of the Lost Souls tells the story of a young witch that saves souls. When a person dies and they were good while being alive, their souls roam the Earth because they still feel like they can’t leave without fixing a few things. That’s where Bryn comes in. Bryn helps these souls find peace so they can move on.

Bryn had been bullied ever since she was found talking to herself and having full conversations with herself. What the humans couldn’t see was that Bryn was actually talking to souls, trying to guide them to find peace. One night, Marianne, one of Bryn’s bullies dies and her soul finds Bryn. Bryn doesn’t have a choice but to help Marianne move on. Asides from taking care of Marianne, Bryn gets a list of 23 charges—souls that need help—and one of her charges is Johnny Shaw, a very stubborn teenager that doesn’t want help from a witch because a witch destroyed his family.

I found this story to be so unique. I had never come across a story like Keeper of the Lost Souls. I enjoyed reading it because it shows a side of witches I hadn’t read about before. I liked the characters, they were very well portrayed. I loved the relationship between Johnny and Bryn—they really work so well together.

Another thing I loved was that this series doesn’t have a cliff-hanger. While it is a series that is set in the same world, the characters and stories change. All of the characters will meet in one of the books to fight a greater evil. In the meantime, each character gets their own story, which I find amazing and strange for a paranormal story but I will not complain because I love this arrangement.

About Kristy Centeno

Kristy Centeno is an author of paranormal romance, young adult, new adult, horror, and contemporary romance.
She has always had a passion for books and after years of being an avid reader, she decided to transform her desire to write into a reality and thus, her first novel was born. In her journey to create memorable reads, she has delved into several genres, creating fictional characters meant to entice readers and captivate the mind.
She is currently working on finishing off the Keeper Witches series among other projects, which include sequels to her published work. When she’s not busy taking care of her five children or holding down the fort, she finds time to sit and do what she loves the most: writing.


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