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When Elizabeth Knight meets a boy with a peculiar book on the streets near her apartment, she gets a little worried. When she wakes up the next morning in a totally different world, she starts to question her sanity. Elizabeth is whisked away to Aon, a kingdom of danger and mystery, with Edward, the boy from the streets. Turns out, he happens to be the prince. And that makWhen Elizabeth Knight meets a boy with a peculiar book on the streets near her apartment, she gets a little worried. When she wakes up the next morning in a totally different world, she starts to question her sanity. Elizabeth is whisked away to Aon, a kingdom of danger and mystery, with Edward, the boy from the streets. Turns out, he happens to be the prince. And that makes her a target by association. Before night falls, the peculiar book is hers, she's being called the 'Keeper' and she has a new enemy: the dark, hooded figure called the Night Rider, who wants nothing more than absolute power. Now, the only things in his way are Elizabeth, her book, and the boy from a secret place. As impossible secrets unravel, Elizabeth is left with the greatest challenge of her life. Can she protect Aon and the people she cares about despite the danger that awaits her? Elizabeth is faced with saving the kingdom and protecting herself, knowing that one accident could send her spinning through the darkness, leaving Aon behind forever....

Title : Keeper: The Book of Aon (The Keeper #1)
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ISBN : 9781535091398
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 342 Pages
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Keeper: The Book of Aon (The Keeper #1) Reviews

  • Tess Higginbotham
    2019-02-03 18:12

    I honestly can't even explain how amazing this book is. My older sister did a wonderful job and I loved the book. I felt like I knew the characters and I were Elizabeth, at least I imagined that I was her. I read this book in only a few days because it was so good. I recommend this to anyone above the age of 10. The book was truly a masterpiece. Over all, I am very proud of my sister and I can't wait for the sequel. (This is an honest review. This review would be the same if it was written by a different author.)

  • Melanie Whitney
    2019-02-08 19:25

    Keeper started out slow for me but interesting enough to keep my interest until it started to pick up the pace. I loved the characters that were created and how their relationships grew. The idea of being able to go into a story and live in that adventure and world is a dream of many, and this story actually persued exactly that! I loved it and can't wait to read more.

  • Rachel (never_too_many_books)
    2019-01-16 18:03

    Actual rating: 4.5 stars (I rounded up because it was closer to 5 stars than to 4.)Pros:The premise of this book is somewhere along the lines of Inkheart meets Princess Bride (but don't ask my why I say Princess Bride, because I'm honestly not sure--probably the setting!). I'm a sucker for "real life meets fantasy," so I truly loved this book! If you are an Inkheart fan, you're bound to fall in love with Keeper. <3Higginbotham's writing style is excellent and I was sucked in from the first page. The writing in Keeper is pleasantly colloquial, which makes this book an easy and quick read. The plot is well thought out and the characters are dynamic and engaging.I actually surprised myself with how excited I was that the protagonist, Elizabeth, is 20 years old. In YA literature, you almost never have main characters who are out of their teens! In fact, YA often portrays characters that old as, well, old. Kind of insulting when the reader is in their 20s... ("Great, so basically I'm ancient and heading to my grave...THANKS.") But not only is Elizabeth 20, she is portrayed accurately (at least, in my oh-so-humble opinion.) It was a breath of fresh air!Ahhhhh, good ol' heartbreak... No better way to put it! I don't like sad books, but I do appreciate when the writer can twist your heart between their fingers... It's a mark of a good writer! I confess I have a theory about that particular part of this story (no spoilers!), but I guess I'll have to wait until the end of the series to see if I'm right... Aaaaaand that's all I'll say so that I can keep up my "no spoilers" thing. ;)I confess that it is killing me that the next book isn't out yet! I'm dying to know how everything works out. There are so many ways this series could go and I'm more than a little curious to see how it unfolds! I include this note under "pros" because it's always a good sign when you're going crazy waiting for the next book. ;) If you care that much (and I do!), then the first book must have been good. :DCons:Most of the "quirks" in this book could easily be attributed to the "book". (Sorry, can't post spoilers. If you read Keeper, you'll see what I mean.) But one thing in particular that bugged me a bit is the odd use of magic. This is a fantasy, but magic isn't really a thing. No witches or wizards (so far), no magic wands or enchanted items. However, there's one character who has magic. ONE. Why?? That isn't fully explained and it either needs its own story, or it needs to be explained better! However, that was just a quirk and I don't feel that it was worth marking the book down for.My main issue is that I found the ending to be a bit weak. It ends abruptly, which (naturally) makes you want the next book, but it also leaves you feeling a bit stranded. "Wait, we were doing fine just a moment ago and now THIS?" Ending with a plot twist is good (keep them readers hanging!), but this ending would profit from being fleshed out a bit. Honestly, this is the only reason I docked the star rating at all. There were also a few minor typos, but they didn't detract at all from the reading experience.* * *Bottom line? This book was fabulous and I highly recommend it! Be sure to check my spoiler-free rating scale below to get a fuller idea of what this book contains.Content (10= extremely high focus; 0=non existent):Adventure content: 7Creepiness content: 2Grief content: 5Language content: 2Religion content: 2Romance content: 4Sexual content: 0Violence content: 4

  • Kelly
    2019-01-16 11:08

    ***Full book review on***I have always been pleasantly surprised by the books featured in the Fandom Adventures subscription box. Keeper: The Book of Aon was included in April’s box, and I loved it! As part of the online community associated with Fandom Adventures, I was able to participate in a Q&A with K.M. Higginbotham which only added to its appeal.First, let me begin by saying how inadequate I felt after my group Q&A with the author (I’m kidding…but, really!). Did you know K.M. was only in high school when she wrote Keeper? Our chat was actually the day before one of her AP exams! She also worked her tail end off in order to afford publication of her work by herself; she did not want to have to rely on anyone. I really admire her work ethic, especially for someone so young. She was so sweet, too. Her future is bright, I tell you!Now, about the book…The premise for Keeper really grabbed my attention. I enjoy books where fantasy and reality meet; the crossing of the worlds often adds elements of confusion, intrigue, and humor, and that was certainly the case here. Elizabeth, our protagonist, adapted pretty well, though. Maybe too well, at times. I think I’d panic a bit more if I fell asleep in my apartment after helping a complete stranger (who happened to be crashing on my couch) and woke up in a completely different world, seemingly in a different time, kind of like a fairy tale. I was picturing “A Kid in King Arthur’s Court” — a family movie from the 90s — when I first started reading (I hope at least ONE person knows to what I’m referring).After opening with a paragraph that made me literally gasp and look in the mirror (quote listed above), I couldn’t help but enjoy K.M.’s writing. Her style is relaxed and conversational; perfect for a teenage author, yet much more mature than her years. She had a way of making me feel invested. From her unique plot to her well-developed characters, I was in from the go!Elizabeth seemed smart, aware of her surroundings, strong-willed, and, probably most importantly, caring. Her kind-hearted nature was significant, and it also made her more likable, in my opinion. Personally, I often struggle with female protagonists which leads to me getting frustrated and easily annoyed by them. Not this time, though! Without giving away any spoilers, because I liked Elizabeth, I felt sympathetic towards her on more than one occasion in Keeper.My favorite character, although he made me want to smack him over the head a time or two, was Joey! He had me on an emotional rollercoaster. I believe his character had to grow up too soon or has been judged too harshly and unfairly in his short life, so his defense mechanism is distance and using his protective instincts as an excuse. He’s a doll, though! He, like Elizabeth, cares so much for others, and I find that to be such a winning character trait.There is one other character I loved, but I think you need to learn about him on your own 😉 He’s adorbs!I have one issue. I don’t know if there is something that I missed or if there is something that will be answered in a future book (as this IS the first book in a series), but there was only ONE character with magical abilities. I don’t want to say much more (hello, spoilers), but that did completely baffle me! I have a bit of a working theory…kind-of, sort-of…but I thought it would have come up in this book and it did not, so I have a feeling I am wrong-o. Other than that, this was a great book!I rated Keeper: The Book of Aon 4-stars and definitely recommend it. It was a quick read for me because once I got going, I just couldn’t put it down, and I don’t think you will be able to either. I know from our Q&A that the next book is a little bit off, but I cannot wait to read it. In the meantime, K.M. has a YA Contemporary, September, that should be releasing in the near future, so be on the lookout!

  • Amanda Hansen
    2019-01-17 14:21

    I absolutely adored this book!!! The characters were just so true and genuine, I honestly felt everything with them every step of the way! I really enjoyed being able to see from different perspectives and that really helped with the flow of the story - I wanted to see what the next person thought. There was a healthy amount of ups and downs along the way - I can understand that in this book everything happens for a reason but I still feel the hurt in letting certain characters go (which shows the attachment to characters I have lol). I'm of course disappointed in how it ended but ONLY because I want more!! I will definitely be looking out for the second book, you have my word. thank you so much K.M. Higginbotham for bringing us the world of Aon. It was beautiful and so was your story. Much love.

  • eyemama
    2019-02-13 15:02

    Beautiful story, well written! I would definitely recommend this book, for it doesn't follow the usual sappy love story plot. There's beautifully written heartbreaking scenes and characters you will instantly fall in love with.

  • Evelyn Torres
    2019-01-31 19:10

    I have say I did really like Aon, the world that K.M. Higginbotham has created is very unique. I love that is more like your reading about an incredible dream, and not a book. Can't wait to see what happens in book two.

  • Baylee Johnson
    2019-02-12 13:02

    A world where the stories come alive. Just love it!!!

  • Vanessa Stephenson
    2019-01-28 17:08

    I absolutely loved this book. I cannot wait for the 2nd book.

  • Tasha
    2019-01-29 12:04

    *I WAS SENT THIS BOOK BY THE AUTHOR IN RETURN FOR AN HONEST REVIEW*Proper review coming soon guys!The first time I tried to read this I sadly had to DNF it...Before and around christmas my fantasy reading had started to fall down into a bad friendship. I still currently cannot read any fantasy as I cannot get into a book and find it intresting.. As soon as I get back into fantasy I will reread this book! I have high potential for it.

  • Flurbert
    2019-01-25 15:07

    Elizabeth Knight turns out to be a knight. Or, more than a knight. She finds herself pulled between two worlds, thrust into the role of a protector, a friend, and it's amazing. You feel like she's real-- like you might know her, and the whole world of Aon is a fable, but familiar. The Night Rider is utterly bad, and the land is under threat. The way that Elizabeth responds is brave, and kind, too. My favorite line from the whole book is "The lanterns melted in with the stars until I couldn't tell which was which." That's how I felt reading Keeper. I knew there were two worlds, and that one was magic, but it felt real and very close. I can't wait for the next book.

  • Anne Sofie
    2019-01-25 18:19

    This book was kindly sent to me by Higginbotham for me to review. Overall I liked the book. It was nice but there were some things that I felt was missing.. there is more on all this in my review if the book on my blog here: enjoy ❤️

  • Claudia Henson
    2019-02-07 17:30

    Kate, I am a really good friend of Tess' and as soon as she told me that you were writing a book, I knew that I had to read it. I finished reading a long time ago but I just got a goodreads account and immediately went to look for your book. It was amazing and the suspense and plot twist made it even better. I can't wait for September!! ❤️-Claudia

  • ShawnaWood (A Girl and Her Books)
    2019-01-28 14:21

    Wow. This book was great, amazing and so different (at least two me). Who wouldn't love a book where the heroine can book jump. umm hello, a life goal. Elizabeth life is forever changed when she comes upon a young boy named Ed. Elizabeth has been alone for most of her life. She's a survivor, but what she has always wanted as family and people to care for her. She is drawn to Ed's mysterious book that will offer everything she has dreamed of, but at what price. Aon is such a fun and dangerous world to be in, but what I love best about this world is the relationship between Elizabeth, Joseph and Ed. These three characters all have suffered through terrible losses and have found themselves orphaned at very young ages. Joseph and Ed have always had each other, but you can tell that their little family is incomplete. When Elizabeth drops into their lives, Joseph and Ed find the missing puzzle piece to their lives. What I loved most about this book is the developing relationship Elizabeth, Joe and Ed. It is a rough and uneasy journey to friendship and love. Elizabeth has finally found someone and something to fight for and a place to finally call home. However, Aon is not perfect and life comes crashing into our fearsome trio. As tragedy strikes. Elizabeth must decide to stay and fight for the people and home she loves or to give up and return to her lonely existence.