Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Keeper: Awakening By O. L. Ramos

I always enjoy a book with a good love triangle.  And this book introduces us to a staggering.  Elizabeth McBeth, (a name that at first stuck out to me like a sore thumb, but I have to say, as I read the book, I really began to like it and how it was tied to important tidbits throughout the book, but I can’t say more, don’t want to give away any spoilers) is a nineteen year old genius in small town that thinks she is crazy.  A nineteen year old working on her Master’s degree is a little nutty, but really they are focusing on the fact that when Elizabeth was a young girl, she witnessed her mother being abducted by something, rather than someone.  Her life revolves around finding the answer to what might have taken her mother from her and in this quest for an answer, she meets Michael.  Michael is the strong silent type and Elizabeth can’t put her finger on why she feels at ease with him.  Then enters Vincent, a complete foil of Michael, who further confuses Elizabeth as to why she is feeling such strong feelings for someone she barely went on two dates with and now has an attraction to someone she clearly thinks is a snob.  I really enjoy how the author weaves these characters into a complicated blanket of romance, trust, and mystical knowledge.  The author does a wonderful job of making it exceedingly difficult for the reader to root strongly for either guy, because truly, they both sound exceedingly sexy and like great companions.  This book offers a new twist on age-old lore, which I found incredibly refreshing and delightfully unpredictable.  I even enjoyed the pace of how the plot progressed in this book, which I will admit seemed rather fast.  Maybe, I just really enjoyed reading it, and I couldn’t put it down.  Either way, I recommend this book as a great read!

 Elizabeth is a brilliant loner with a troubling secret she doesn't even know. As if the trauma of her mother being abducted before her eyes as a young girl wasn't enough, the small town she lives in thinks she’s crazy. That all changed when she met Michael, a mysterious and handsome man who identified with her like no one else before. Michael’s long time friend Vincent visits and drops the bombshell of a lifetime on Elizabeth and her world becomes completely unraveled. 

Vincent’s information has revealed the world for what it is; a place where the impossible is real, and myths and legends walk slyly in shadow. A world that Elizabeth will learn she too is a member. Now, the three are caught up in a thousand year long conspiracy they never could have imagined. The three must rely on one another and the secret connection they all share if they have a chance to survive.

Author Bio:
O.L. Ramos was born in Miami, Florida to Cuban immigrant parents. From a very young age he found himself drawn to books and telling stories to anyone who would hear it. His job titles have been so diverse, from being a sales manager to a retail giant to even being a deputy sheriff, but his love of the written word never left. After a work related injury as a deputy sheriff forced him to tone down his workload, he was able to use that as an excuse to finally dedicate his sole focus to writing



1 comment:

  1. I completely agree !! This series is amazing..and the second book is even better than the first !!