Hidden Moon (The Keeper Saga, #1)by Published 17 Jun 2013
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The first installment of the Keeper Saga, Hidden Moon is a story of danger, romance, and magic. Seventeen year-old Nikki Harmon knows that her life will never be the same. Forced to move after her father's death, she is determined to keep what is left of her family together, even if she can't get cell service. What she doesn't know, is that she will encounter mythical creatures in her quest to solve the mystery of the Trail Killer, and that she will be torn by her feelings for two very different guys. As she unearths the deadliest secret of all--will she lose her heart to one of them, or will she lose her life?
"Hidden Moon (The Keeper Saga, #1)" Reviews
wow... That was really good. reminded me a little of Twilight but was very good. The characters made you fall in. Love with then.. The plot makes you want more and you just need to know what happens next. . Can't wait for the next one
Before I get to the review, there are a couple of things I have to say about writing for a young adult audience. I am a very harsh critic when it comes to reviewing young adult literature and this particular novel was a trial. I really wanted to enjoy it, but I couldn’t. The writing left something to be desired.
This novel was a huge disappointment. I loved the Prologue, but it was as if the rest of the novel was written by a completely different writer. The narrative contained very little description and was riddled with ellipses and exclamation points and grammatical and punctuation mistakes. Although the ending was good, it failed to live up to the promise of the Prologue. Unfortunately, I cannot in good conscience recommend this novel, but I feel K.M. Thompson has great promise. She is great at throwing in plot twists and using the unexpected and I am incredibly curious to read her next book. Writing is about improving and the more a writer writes, the better he or she gets. Therefore, I believe her next novel will be better and she will continue to improve and grow with every word she composes. I can’t wait to see how she grows in the future and I am interested in learning what happens to these characters.
After Nikki's father passes away, her mom, little sister and her move to Bland, Virginia to live in her great-grandmother's house. Between the look of the city and the name, Nikki thinks her life is going to be extremely boring.
But looks can be deceiving.
The forest behind her house is full of magic and secrets. There are also some people who are not happy to see Nikki and her family. Between the mean girl at school trying to make her life miserable and the Trail Killer, there is never a dull moment in Bland.
On top of all that, there are two boys who are vying for Nikki's attention. Her new best friend Brian and the mysterious, aloof Adam. While she feels comfortable around Brian, there is just something about Adam that draws her to him. The connection with him is strong and undeniable.
As Nikki embarks on her new journey in Bland, she will learn that not only is there more than meets the eye within Bland, but there is more than meets the eye within her. She will discover who she really is, the power she holds and what fate has in store for her. But will she find out before it's too late?
I do have to admit that in the beginning I was a little worried that I wouldn't end up finishing this book. When it comes to YA paranormal novels, I try my best to go in with an open mind. But when a book starts to feel like another book I have read, I get a little apprehensive. In this case, it had a definite Twilight feel to it, except with wolves instead of vampires. There were so many scenes and aspects in the beginning that were similar that I started listing them off to one of my book buddies. I had even mentioned that if it continued on like this, I would not finish the book. I was pleasantly surprised when the author's unique twist entered into the book and it intrigued me enough to continue with the book. I am glad that I gave this book the full chance that it deserved.
I really did enjoy my first book by K.R. Thompson. I will definitely be checking out more books by her.
Other then some typos this was a good book. Seems no one hires proof readers anymore! Makes it hard to read books these days, but it shows it was a good book, as I usually cannot get through books with typos! Would recommend!
This was a great read - a little mystery, some teen angst and of course a heaping serving of romance. Nikki and her family move to a home left to them by her grandmother. There she learns to adjust from city life to rural living. She meets two boys who both have secrets and are both attracted to her - and yes, it does seem a bit "been there done that", but the story, history and Indian culture are things I found to be intriguing. The cultural aspect is what also interested me in the House of Night Series. The author did a great job of developing Nikki's character. I absolutely abhor teen books that have whiney, "woe is me" heroines. Nikki is logical, tough and has character traits I hope my own teen daughters possess. I also am pleased that the book did not have strong sexual overtones in it. Sometimes when the characters are 16 and over there is quite a bit of sex in it. I'm not opposed to sex in a teen book, its a reality in this day and age that most teens are having it. It's just refreshing to be able to have something that I feel as comfortable giving to my 19 year old as I do with my 11 year old. I loved it and can't wait to continue on in this series. I'd also like to thank the author for her inscription - it's the little things you do that make people feel special. Sometimes life gets so hectic that people forget that and I appreciate that you took a moment of your time for me.
I shared this book with my 16 year old daughter who also thought this was a good read, said the high school drama was accurate and the series was something she would be interested in continuing reading. My 11 year old was interested in the supernatural aspect.