Author: Tenille Berezay
Genre: YA/Sci fi
Publication Date: 12- November- 2016
Source: Free ARC
Fresh concept. Beautiful colors. But is it enough to fulfill its purpose: will a reader pick this up just by glancing at the cover? I dont think so.
Desiree has returned home. But is her decision to go back to her family against her instincts a correct one? Or will it haunt her?
A tragedy strikes and she along with Blake and Denny is forced to escape again in order to avoid a deadly but crazed enemy. Their new sanctuary is The Keep: An island retreat created by a wealthy Converter.
On the surface its a vacation heaven but it holds secrets that Desiree soon finds are not to her liking.
Knightly, the owner and creator of the island is a jovial but evil man.
Desiree and Blake find themselves in an unforgiving situation when they are forced to think ways to escape. Things further escalate when Doren shows up on the island bent on capturing Desiree to use her blood for his own powers.
Knightly ever the opportunist, turns this into a battle to death under the pretense of a peace spar.
Desiree is forced to become a killer or be killed.
All the while she battles her guilt and indecisiveness, her ultimate goal is her brother’s safety.
Blake is not being helpful. Under the guise of being controlled by Knightly, he insults and breaks Desiree.
Will Desiree see the truth? Will she decide to save her loved ones or herself? Most importantly, does she have what it takes to survive a fight with a crazed addict?
Having a considerable mix of action and emotional rollercoaster, The Keep makes for a riveting read. Of course it doesn’t have the curiosity and intrigue of the first book, but it is an exploration in emotional battles.
Desiree is fighting to recover her lost confidence. She no longer trusts her decisions. Even though she has Blake and Denny, she is suddenly plunged in a situation where she must depend on herself and herself alone.
Blake’s and Desiree’s connection is strong and the chemistry is set beautifully. However there is no illogical martyr complex and both of them have a clear understanding of their responsibilities.
Rating: 7 out of 10
YA fans looking for a non-dystopian Sci fi.
It’s a sci fi/ fantasy/superpower novel. Thankfully its not another dystopia. So the environment is actually uplifting and bearable.
I recieved this free ARC in exchange of providing an honest review.
Summary from Goodreads:
After a pardon from the convergence, Desiree returns to the protection of home. But safety is an illusion and her family is shattered by the violent retribution of a desperate enemy. On the run again, Desiree struggles to keep those she loves from a host of gathering threats—debilitating doubts, manipulative converters, dark technology, and a murdering madman. To save them all, Desiree will need more than her ability to convert, she’ll need to redefine her strength.
THE KEEP is the dramatic sequel to THE CONVERGENCE; a continuation of Desiree and Blake’s story.
Convergence will be
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About the Author
After living throughout the western U.S., Tenille now claims rural Northern Nevada as her home. If she’s not being consumed by a book–whether her own or another author’s–she’d like to be found horseback riding, backpacking with her high-school sweetheart/husband, or photographing their three beautiful children.
Tenille loves to read any genre (as long as there’s great dialogue with a touch of snark). She believes in authentic characters, romantic sub-plots, and realistic, happy endings.