Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The BSP Tour Review of The Keepers by Monique O'Connor James

Paperback, 344 pages
Published July 8th 2011 by CreateSpace (first published June 5th 2011)
ISBN 1463692986 (ISBN13: 9781463692988)

Book courtesy of Monique O'Connor James and The Bookish Snob Promotions
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Goodreads Summary:

Jess denies God. In his infinite wisdom, he’s taken everyone she’s ever loved. Moving to the French Quarter was a ploy to erase the guilt she felt for rebuking her faith. Perhaps, if she hadn’t met Justin, an angel preoccupied with getting back into God’s good graces, and drowning in his hatred for humanity, her plan would have worked. Justin’s general disdain for the human race makes him difficult to like, but some higher power has appointed him her keeper. Justin’s convinced he can mend her broken relationship with her maker, but in the process he learns a thing or two about his own humanity. Never mind falling in love, that’s not supposed to happen. In fact, it may even be forbidden. Jess just wants Justin to understand her plight, and he wants to protect her from a world she doesn’t know. If neither are equipped to save the other, then whose soul will live and whose will perish?

What can I say about this book? Well, for one I read this in one setting and I found myself thinking about issues in my life and wondered if I experienced what Jess experienced would I question my faith too.

A lot of people feel really uncomfortable when they read books about or touch on the topic of religion and to be honest I did at first too then I kept reading and some I could understand her anger and Justin's frustration in trying to help her.

At first I felt like Jess and wished Justin would understand her more, but then I had to keep reminding myself he had all this anger himself. There were parts where I wished Jess would grow up as well but she was being led by her emotions so in a way it was understandable.

A couple side characters I want to mention that I absolutely loved and almost more than the main ones and that is Rory and Vi. I loved what they added to the story. Vi, reminded me of my best friend, some of the things she did or said is exactly what my friend would have done and I had to laugh. Rory brought light to Justin's dark.

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this book, I like that it made me think, feel which is one or two things I look for a book. Would I recommend? Yes and I am looking forward to reading more by Monique in the future.



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