Secret Keepers series by Jaymin Eve is a young adult paranormal story about aliens and four human girls – secret keepers. The four handsome aliens from each house would have to find, protect and team up with the girls to stop a power-hungry alien from destroying both worlds.
Series Title: Secret Keepers
Author: Jaymin Eve
Genres: Fantasy > Paranormal > Aliens
Read Format: Kindle Edition
Total Pages: 1,102
Reading Date: 25th April 2020 ~ 09th May 2020
Book Series In Order
- 1 House of Darken
- 2 House of Imperial
- 3 House of Leights
- 4 House of Royale
House of Darken
When Emma moves to Astoria, Oregon, she is given two rules:
#1 – Don’t cross to “their” side of the street.
#2 – Don’t mess with the elites, especially Lexen Darken, top elite and resident bad boy.
While she finds this both weird and insulting, Emma has no actual intention of breaking these rules – until her guardians go missing. Now all bets are off. Only a single line separates her side of the street from the elites’, and she’s crossing it.
Captured and held by Lexen and his brothers, she learns the rules are in place for a very good reason. There’s a secret world hidden in this small town which goes far beyond the one she knows and understands.
A world not for humans.
I think I’ve found my first series that would get a five-star rating this year! So far, I’ve read ten of Jaymin’s books, and this one blew me away. I couldn’t put this book down at all and have to force myself to do it. My only hope was that the following three books would be as exciting as the first one.
Jaymin knew what the audience wants, and she watered the tension down in the right moments. The storyline, mystery, friendship and romance in this book was fantastic. There’s also a time that I thought I know what would happen next or how it would end, and I loved it when I got it wrong 😊. Anyway, I Can’t wait to read the next book!
House of Imperial
Callie has spent her life moving towns every four months in a bid to “stay off the grid.” Her only family is a paranoid mother who believes there’s a race of supernatural beings out there actively searching for Callie.
A race who could destroy Earth if they get their hands on her. Callie’s never seen one thing to suggest there’s any truth to mom’s insane ramblings, and at the age of eighteen now, she’s grown numb to her reality – she’s never going to have a normal life.
That is, until they move to New Orleans. The moment Callie steps foot into the Quarter, hears the jazz music, feels the soul of the city, the cold shell she’s built to protect herself starts to thaw.
Then they come for her. Turns out her mom’s stories are quite real, and whatever happens, Callie’s empty world will never be the same again.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this second instalment of the series. Callie was different from Emma. She was more robust and strong-headed, which was completely the opposite of the first Keeper we read, and indeed a great addition to the team.
The loss of one of the members was heartbreaking, and in my opinion, it wasn’t necessary. I hope he did not die in vain 😢. The alien world in this series reminded me of the Walker Saga, where it has dragons, mermaids, and nature-related power. However, the difference was that it concentrates more on the new character, instead of the first main character, which was a nice touch!
House of Leights
Maya has never had much to complain about. Sure, her parents are absent a lot, having important jobs in the government, but at the end of the day, she has all the material possessions a girl could want. Not to mention a great best friend, and secure spot in the popular group at her school.
Yet she can never shake the feeling of displacement. Constantly searching for something that’s missing from her life.
Turns out Maya is part of something much bigger than her human existence, and after a mysterious stranger saves her from an ambush at a party, he brings her into his world.
And turns her world completely upside down.
Maya’s story was a little bit different from our previous two heroines. Unlike the two keepers, she didn’t have any problem with money as she was raised in a wealthy family. The only thing was that her parents weren’t around most of the time. However, she had the advantage of having her parents by her side when she was thrust into the new world.
I also like the idea of Maya’s human friend get to be with her in her new world. Brad was such a great friend to her, and he has been protecting her since they were little. My first thought when Brad was introduced in the story was that he would be pair with Star. I hope the couple would be together because I love the bubbly and friendly alien chick!
Note: The secret keepers love Converse shoes!
House of Royale
Avalon has always felt different and alone. The ocean, along with the friends she’s made under the water, is the only constant in her life.
She comforts herself with the notion that alone is at least safe. There’s no one to hide her extraordinary abilities from, to hide her dreams of living beneath the crashing waves forever.
Then Xander comes for her, reluctantly, judging by his snarly attitude. But, attitude aside, he draws her into a fantasy world, one filled with family and friendship and … the home she’s always craved.
He gives her the smallest glimpse of perfection, only to then inform her that it’s not a world she can have. Political issues in Royale will make her time there temporary.
Her time in Royale and with Xander.
She will stay until the very end, though. If there’s one thing that she’s determined to prevent, it’s Laous getting his hands on the starslight stone. A stone which is keeping two worlds alive and functioning.
A happily ever after might not be in the cards for her, but she’s determined to make it happen for her friends. Even if it’s the last thing she does.
Back in book three, when I read about Xander throwing fit about Chase bonded to Maya, the third secret keeper, and how he refused to acknowledge that he too might be bonded with the fourth secret keeper, I was excited to see how the next story would play out.
Excellent, that’s how I’d describe the book. Unlike the previous three books, where there wasn’t much drama in the romance, this last book was slightly different. The conclusion to the series was fantastic; once again, it reminded me of the final battle scene in Walker Saga where all the girls linked their hands.
TThe bonus in the last few pages featuring all the secret keepers was a great addition as I loved reading their calm life after the storm. Jaymin’s note about the possibility for the spin-off to this series was great news because I love this series. It’s one of the fantasy worlds that I wouldn’t hesitate to be in again.