#BookReview – Keepers by Sacha De Black @sacha_black

Over two years ago, I was introduced to a rather madcap young lady. She had spent her time organising a Bloggers get together in London, complete with awards, and I was gutted that I hadn’t been able to go. To be honest, I wasn’t sure my family would have understood my interest in meeting these strangers who were fast becoming virtual friends to me.


Still, I followed the progress of the bash and the organiser closely and am pleased to say I was able to finally go, and now, a twice-attending veteran, I feel I can call Sacha a friend, as well as a whip-wielding Bash-organising fiend!


Sacha Black

The gorgeous Sacha (De) Black!


Oh, but don’t let me forget the other label – author.


Over these last few years, I have followed her progress in writing the first of her YA trilogy. I have marvelled at her ability to be a wife and mother, organise amazing events, operate a weekly writing challenge, and even churn out writers help book (and workbook!) and rewrite her entire fiction work THREE times, before the perfectionist in her was finally happy with the result!

And what a result!

Now, let me tell you I am not the world’s greatest YA fiction reader. Nor do I get excited over fantasy realms or individuals with great powers, but I felt compelled to read Sacha’s book because I felt I wanted to support a fellow Indie author, and to be honest, the snippets I had caught from her regular posts had piqued my interest.

So, the book in question…

Keepers (The Eden East Novels Book 1) by [Black, Sacha]


Available to buy here.

My review…


What a fantastic book!

Honestly, I wasn’t expecting to get hooked, but oh my did I!

From the moment I stepped into the realm of Trutinor and the life of Eden East, with her powers and all the angst of being a teenager with so much pressure upon you, I was sunk.

I ended up reading the whole book in a day!

The characters are written well, with a depth to them which leaves you caring a lot about the protagonist and wishing evil thoughts upon the villains!

There is a love story, a family saga, and fantasy all in one, with the reality we know, Camden Town, woven into the cloth of the story that is set in a world that is unknown.

I loved the short glossary of terms at the beginning that shows just how well thought out this whole new realm is. And each chapter starts with a snippet from ancient scriptures from Trutinor, which again show the immense planning that has been done in conjuring up this story.

I can honestly say this was ‘unputdownable’ and I was left hanging, in a good way, desperate for the sequel to be published!

Well done Sacha! I am so proud of you! You did it! Gave birth to your longed for baby book!

My review on Goodreads – Here

My review on Amazon – Here

Book Blurb

Eden’s life is balanced…

…until her soul is bound to her enemy.

When her parents are murdered, the realm of Trutinor is threatened. Then a mysterious human arrives and changes everything.

As Eden’s world spirals out of control, she doesn’t need a charismatic Siren from her past returning to complicate life.

Now, saving Trutinor is the last thing on Eden’s mind.

Three boys.

Two murdered parents.

One deadly choice.

You can get the book from here. It will redirect you to your most frequently visited store.



Me with my real – live author friend! ❤


25 Comments (+add yours?)

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  3. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    Nov 23, 2017 @ 11:44:53


  4. Rida Yumn Ahmed
    Nov 23, 2017 @ 07:39:35

    Ritu Ma’am.. You are a darling..
    You have such great aura..I mean I am totally loving your blog..Your posts are to be lived forever…..Great…Great…Great.
    .Am so happy that I stumbled upon your blog..❤❤

    Its Amazing for teenagers like us to get inspired by you..


    Liked by 1 person


  5. Sacha Black
    Nov 22, 2017 @ 20:38:36

    What an absolutely amazing post. The review is so so so lovely, thank you Ritu you’ve made my day. I’m so happy that Shelley and I are bringing you around to the YA genre 😀 I am utterly in love with it so I’m always about sharing the love!

    Liked by 2 people


  6. Miriam
    Nov 22, 2017 @ 11:56:42

    Awesome review. Well done Ritu and congrats Sacha 🙂

    Liked by 3 people


  7. Sunaina Das
    Nov 22, 2017 @ 08:39:42

    Love the post so much , keep it up!

    Check my latest blog on skincare- https://sunainadasblog.wordpress.com/2017/11/22/first-impression-shaklee-youth-skincare-set/

    Hope you will like it
    Xoxo 💗

    Liked by 2 people


  8. TanGental
    Nov 22, 2017 @ 07:25:47

    I am so pleased with this post you know. Mad and brave chap that i am i beta read for the Switch-Witch and thought ‘ok done’. Like you I’m not YA or fantasy inclined. But Sach keeps telling me how she’s changed it. So you know what? I’ll get me a copy and have a look see. Thanks to you!

    Liked by 3 people


  9. Erika Kind
    Nov 22, 2017 @ 06:47:26

    You are so lovely to write such a great post for and about a friend. But that’s simply you and Sacha deserves it totally. I see how much you loved the book, sis!

    Liked by 3 people


    • Ritu
      Nov 22, 2017 @ 07:04:57

      You know it;s not my preferred genre, but I have come to learn that unless I read other types of books, I won’t know if I enjoy them or not… and after reading Shelley’s books too, YA is not something I would disregard! You know Sacha is such a gem, and all the hard work she put in has definitely paid off! ❤

      Liked by 1 person


  10. Lucy Mitchell
    Nov 22, 2017 @ 05:45:49

    Fab review!

    Liked by 3 people


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