BOOK ONE OF BETWEEN
Elizabeth Kay Richards is a conservative twenty-five-year old who does her best to hide her insecurities behind a smile. Abandoned by her mother and abused by an ex, she searches for meaning. But a series of increasingly strange events, starting with being stalked by a large sickly dog and receiving an ominous warning from beyond the grave, will forever change her and the world around her.
Jason is quiet, brooding, and seems to have a permanent scowl, but when he looks at Liz, the heat in his bright blue eyes makes her feel things deep in her soul that she didn’t know existed. When a new menace tries to come between them, he asks her to unconditionally accept his way of life and join him as a Chosen One in his magical realm, but is it real, or is she merely under his spell?
When hellhounds plague the college town of San Luis Obispo, Liz encounters danger and loss. Her friends slowly reveal mysterious secrets, shattering her world and opening her eyes to an astonishing new one. Will she refuse Jason and stay with her friends, in a place she considers home, only to face real, but potentially deadly threats, or will she take a leap of faith and join the man she thinks she loves, in a noble but potentially lonely life, one from which she may never return?
This first novel by J. Y. Olmos is an excellent entry into the fantasy romance genre. I was impressed by the heroine’s transition from accepting abuse from her fiance to coming into her own and becoming much more self reliant and confident. The author knows how to tell a good story, uses humor well, and keeps the pace going. She has a good grasp of fantasy and even manages to work in unicorns! I look forward to the next book in this series and have a feeling major changes are in store for the Keepers and the Between.
This book has something for everyone. It includes the supernatural, romance, mystery, & suspense. Olmos creates a whole new universe, blending some of what we know with the unexpected & newly imagined. There’s enough mystery & intrigue to keep you turning the pages till the early morning. Not a lot of “filler”, didn’t find myself constantly skimming ahead to get back to the story. Overall I enjoyed this book & look forward to reading more about the Between.
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