The Keep by Veronica Wolff

Posted June 3, 2013 by Sara | Novel Novice 3 Comments

Have I told you how much I love Veronica Wolff’s The Watchers series? If you’re a regular reader of this blog, then the answer is yes. I’ve reviewed and raved about all three of the first books in this fantastically readable series — and I’m about to do the same for The Keep, the fourth book about a mysterious island where girls train ruthlessly to serve as watchers for a group of ancient vampires.

keep, theDrew has just started her second year on the Isle of Night, and the weather isn’t the only thing changing drastically. She has ascended to the rank of Initiate. She’s also found an intimate love in the handsome vampire, Carden. But most of all, she no longer dreams of escape. She dreams of vengeance.

Her friend, Emma, was brutally wounded by the savage vampire Alcántara, and may have been taken to the dreaded castle, from which none of the living return. But there are so many different stories from so many people with so many of their own deceits and machinations, Drew can’t be sure of anything—except that she must find a way into the castle to discover the truth and take down Alcántara once and for all.

But Drew isn’t the only one out for revenge. Someone very dangerous on the island is also out for blood…


I just love how deliciously Wolff blends her vampire mythology with action, romance, and mystery. It’s like Nancy Drew on crack, as Drew tries to solve the mystery of her friend’s supposed death … but then you toss in some hot and steamy romance with her vampire love Carden, and some sexual tension of the nth degree with Tracer Ronan.

Wolff’s The Watchers series is so easily readable — engaging and captivating, they are a delight to read every single time. In fact, my only doubts about this fourth book are the publisher press releases claiming it is the “final book” in the series, and its ending which suggests there is still MUCH to come. (And there is more, right, Veronica? Pretty please?)

If you have not yet discovered this series, now is the perfect time, with four delicious, enchanting books just waiting to be devoured. The Keep is in stores tomorrow.

UPDATE: Veronica has confirmed the series will continue! She plans to self-publish the next book, so look for more info here on Novel Novice soon.

Sara | Novel Novice

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3 responses to “The Keep by Veronica Wolff

  1. I’ve just finished reading this book and just couldn’t bear the thought of it being the last one! It just can’t, there are so many things left unanswered and that ending!!

  2. I just finished this book! I practically thrashed around my bed because of the cliff hanger. I devoured it in one sitting and I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book. I love how you described Drew’s relationship with Carden, I am so rooting for the two of them LOL

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