Reviews: Archer by Rae Rivers

Archer by Rae Rivers
Series: The Keepers (# 1)
Release Date: June 20, 2013
Publisher: HarperImpulse
Pages: 288
Source: book provided by the author for review

‘Don’t ever look for me again, Archer.’
His mouth curled into a smile. ‘Game on.’

Central Park. Sienna Beckham is out jogging in the autumn sun, feeling almost ordinary. Trouble is, she’ll never be. She’s on the run from her life as a powerful witch and the three Keepers blood-bound to protect her.

Evil is hot on Sienna’s tail and Archer Bennett is searching for her, desperate to find her before they do. As one of her Keepers, he will fight to his death to defend her.
Sienna must return and defend her hometown, Rapid Ralls – but she has to face the past and master her powers. And as forbidden feelings blossom between Sienna and Archer, will their love survive the ultimate war?

The Keepers: three strong and handsome warrior brothers, born to protect.

Review: After reading Sienna, the prequel to The Keepers series by Rae Rivers, I was really hoping that Archer would redeem my expectations of this series. However, it didn’t.

Archer had very little surprises. It was very easy to figure out what was going to happen next. The characters were very one dimensional. I expected the powerful witch to be somewhat independent and strong. Sienna was the exact opposite. She couldn’t handle situations on her own and she was always the damsel in distress. I’m not sure how many times Archer asks Sienna if she is ok but it seemed to be repeated quite a bit. The events all seemed to mirror the ones in the first book. Very predictable and not very exciting.

When giving details, the author used many words over and over again. The details just weren’t described well enough to draw me in and help me see the story in my head. The editing could also use some improvement. I found several errors throughout the entire book.

I hate that I didn’t like this book, or the first one. I felt like this series had a lot of potential. I’m not giving up yet. I will be reading Declan next. Hopefully I will finally feel the connection I’ve been looking for since starting The Keepers series.

Favorite Quote: “They moved together, slowly at first, in perfect harmony. A rolling rhythm, a moment in time when nothing else mattered, a connection like no other”