Keeper (The Morphid Chronicles #1)
written by Ingrid Seymour
published by PenDreams
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Did I enjoy this book: Is . . . is there more? I want more. I want more Greg and more Sam and more Morphid drama. Please, Ms. Seymour, may I have some more?
Keeper is a sort-of Twilight, sort-of Neverwhere sort-of book, and it’s great. I’m not exactly sure why morphing into a Morphid has to involve becoming beautiful (only because I’m already imagining this book as a movie & I’m wondering how they’d do such a thing while keeping the same actors), but I suppose love triangles are always best when everyone involved is gorgeous. Add some cool supernatural powers, some meanie-pants family members, and some serious angst, and you’ve got Keeper. It’s (oh, ugh, I can’t believe I’m actually going to say this) a keeper.
About the book – from Goodreads:
Volume 1: In which we meet Greg, Samantha and Ashby and hopes and dreams are shattered by the whims of fate…
For them, free will is a luxury . . .
Greg Papilio both wants and dreads his impending metamorphosis. He’s tired of being an ugly runt–always picked last on the basketball court–when he could be strong and what girls call “drop dead gorgeous.” But as much as he looks forward to the transformation, he also fears the caste it will inevitably assign to him. He doesn’t want a common caste. He wants a powerful one, a cool one.
Samantha Gibson is average. She’s short and a little full around the hips–a terribly cute look for a future chef. She’s two years away from culinary school, from her uncaring parents, and from carving a perfectly Human future. She wants independence, a career and a quiet life of her own.
Except fate couldn’t care less about what Greg and Samantha want and gives them exactly the opposite. Greg’s metamorphosis assigns him a caste that enslaves him, while Samantha’s chance to attend Le Cordon Bleu is taken away. But things are never as interesting as when Ashby–an intriguing blonde with a hidden identity–enters her life with a splash.
Greg’s fate is to be Samantha’s Keeper, to protect her at a time when someone wants her dead. He will stop at nothing to ensure her safety, even if her secret past proves deadly, even if he’s keeping her safe for someone else.
About the author: Ingrid Seymour loves, loves, loves to write. She’s a young and new adult author. She writes in a variety of genres including romance, urban fantasy, paranormal and horror. She loves pizza and sushi, Sunkist and gum. She believes in vampires, witches, but not zombies (uh-uh, never!) She writes to loud music, daydreams constantly and spends too much time in twitter!! Find her there? Ingrid has incredible fun doing what she does, but more than anything she enjoys hearing from her readers. It’s a dream come true.