The Safekeeper by Esther Archer Lakhani

The Safekeeper by Esther Archer Lakhani
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Young Adult (14 – 18 y.o.), Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Contemporary
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Reviewed by Astilbe

Her job is to keep their secrets safe.

A secluded Retreat Center full of preternatural clientele. A talking crow who thinks she knows everything. A new boy in town asking a lot of nosy questions. Sound like a lot to handle? Not for fifteen-year-old Macy Steward, who lives at the Center and helps her parents run the highly unusual retreats.

For Macy, this is simply normal routine. And it’s all going exactly as expected, that is until the guests become dangerously unpredictable, the talking crow goes suspiciously missing, and the new boy turns out to be so much more than he first appeared.

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Even though she doesn’t scare easily, Macy has to admit the crow was right. Because soon enough, she finds herself trying to keep a lot more things safe than just secrets…

Some people were born to do great things.

The world building was complex and well constructed. I actually ended up taking notes while reading this in order to make sure I remembered all of the intricate details of what The Greenmont Grith Retreat Center was and why Macy’s family worked so hard to keep it low profile. The blurb barely scratched the surface on this topic in a good way, so there were many details to take note of as they were slowly revealed throughout the plot.

I would have liked to see more time spent on character development. As interesting as the main characters were, I didn’t notice much growth from them as a result of their experiences. They all seemed to remain more or less the same people they were when I first met them. There were so many opportunities for them to change. All this reader needed was the opportunity to see them evolve as a result of those experiences.

Reading the dialogue was entertaining. All of the characters had voices that sounded natural, and their conversations flowed just like they would in real life. In certain cases, I was also able to immediately tell who was speaking next due to the unique patterns of speech some of the main characters had. It was fun to match those speech patterns to the right folks and start making those predictions a moment ahead of time.

The Safekeeper was a fast-paced and wild ride. Do check it out if you love plot-heavy storylines.

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