Sunday, April 19, 2015

{YA Minute Review} The Storyspinner (The Keepers' Chronicles #1) by Becky Wallace

Drama and danger abound in this fantasy realm where dukes play a game for the throne, magical warriors race to find the missing heir, and romance blossoms where it is least expected.

In a world where dukes plot their way to the throne, a Performer’s life can get tricky. And in Johanna Von Arlo’s case, it can be fatal. Expelled from her troupe after her father’s death, Johanna is forced to work for the handsome Lord Rafael DeSilva. Too bad they don’t get along. But while Johanna’s father’s death was deemed an accident, the Keepers aren’t so sure.

The Keepers, a race of people with magical abilities, are on a quest to find the princess—the same princess who is supposed to be dead and whose throne the dukes are fighting over. But they aren’t the only ones looking for her. And in the wake of their search, murdered girls keep turning up—girls who look exactly like the princess, and exactly like Johanna.

With dukes, Keepers, and a killer all after the princess, Johanna finds herself caught up in political machinations for the throne, threats on her life, and an unexpected romance that could change everything.
(Blurb via Goodreads)
{Details} Kindle Edition, 432 pages. Published March 3rd 2015 by Margaret K. McElderry. Source: library

{Rating} 3/5 - I liked it!


A fantasy novel with interesting characters - I love the whole performer idea - a world where most people think magic isn't real, a hidden heritage, threats of war and a girl who might just save the world.

There was a lot going on in The Storyspinner, what The Keepers are up to, Johanna's home life, her and the duke, and then the storylines collide. I enjoyed the interactions between Johanna and Rafi; they got off on the very worst foot, and things don't get much better, at least not for awhile. The Storyspinner ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, everyone is in peril and Johanna has a choice to make. I look forward to finding out what happens next. 

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