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Spotlight on Keeper

Today’s post introduces the most recent Seed Savers book, Keeper. Keeper is book 4 in the series and was released in November. Most people think you need to read a series in order, though I don’t agree (blog post about that opinion here.)

Posts about each of the other books can be found here: Treasure, Lily, Heirloom, and the series in general here.

First, here’s the book trailer, just released yesterday!

Keeper begins in a quiet mountain village in the Smoky Mountains, where teen characters Lily and Arturo are hiding with Lily’s father, an original leader in a failed revolution to win back food freedom. Alternating chapters show what is happening with other friends in Washington D.C. and Canada who are linked to the Seed Savers Movement in various ways.

The characters eventually end up in Portland, Oregon, at the new Headquarters,  just as protests erupt in the streets as more and more people resist government restrictions. Meanwhile, computer hackers begin releasing hidden government documents, and dissenters within Seed Savers threaten to break the Movement apart.

Keeper is perhaps the most fast-paced of the series, leading up to what will be the final, 5th book. Get a copy today! 🙂

Keeper-Sep-2015-rev-front-cover-697x1024What Amazon reviewers have said about Keeper:

This is the most realistic, unique and thrilling series I have read in a while. Most futuristic books are filled with monsters and hell on earth. This is very different. Perfect for the teen on up, it’s a world where corporations control food growth and planting a seed can get you thrown in jail or worse…Lily’s dad is the leader of the underground resistance which is becoming not so underground as people protest. Lily is with her father, hidden away, causing some angst moments you can’t read fast enough to find out what’s going on. Don’t want to spoil anything for those who are just starting out but you won’t be able to stop till the series ends. I can not recommend this book enough, especially if your child says there’s nothing I like to read. Put this in their hands and you will have them begging for the next book. I was gifted this for an honest review and I assure you that this is an amazing series. I went and got the other books myself it was that good.

And from a young teen:

From the moment I was given an an advanced copy of Keeper, I couldn’t stop reading. I stayed up late into the night reading with a flashlight, until I couldn’t keep my eyes open any more. The moment I woke up the next morning, I picked up right where I’d left off the night before. Reading about Lily’s life in the bunker with her father, was so intense at some parts that I was actually hopping around my living room I was so nervous for her. As I got caught up with Jason, Clare and Dante, it felt like I was living the story with them. S.Smith’s writing draws the reader in slowly, and in such a manner that they don’t realize they’re halfway through the book until it’s too late to slow down.

I am looking forward to the next book, even if I realize that we (the readers) are drawing near to the finale. Even when the Seed Saver’s story has been told, thought, it will live on, and I would recommend the series to anyone.

What are you waiting for? Jump right in with any one of the Seed Savers books. Or be adventurous and start with book 4, Keeper!

S. Smith is the author of the awesome and award-winning middle grade/YA series, Seed SaversVisit her Facebook and Pinterest pages. Follow her on TwitterSign up for the newsletter!

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