Keepers of Life 3: The Rising King

The Rising King - Shea Berkley

I want to start off saying that I have not read the first two books in this series.  I actually did this twice - selected two books from Entangled Teen, reading part of the book description and wanting to read it, then finding out that it was the third in the series.  This book gives hints at the adventure that had happened before, retelling enough of the story that, if you haven't read the first one, you aren't confused, but leaving enough questions unanswered that you feel a need to read the first two (at 25% in, I had already purchased them).

The story was well-written, very interesting and powerful (the flip between 1st and 3rd person was sometimes jarring, but I understand why the author chose to tell the story that way).  The characters were a lot of fun to read about and I really enjoyed them - except Lucinda is a tad frustrating to deal with (I believe that was the point).  When things happened to them, it was very hard not to feel the pain they were feeling, the excitement, the fear.

The romance in the story is clean enough that I could, in good conscience, recommend the book to a younger teenager.  It does, however, have moments of annoyance where Dylan's love for Kera (and vice versa) gets in the way of what goes on in the story (I guess that sometimes happens, though, huh?).

I definitely recommend and I can't wait to read the first two.

Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.