House of Imperial (Secret Keepers, #2) by Jaymin Eve

House of Imperial (Secret Keepers, #2)

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 – sh...

Details House of Imperial (Secret Keepers, #2)

TitleHouse of Imperial (Secret Keepers, #2)
Release DateJun 15th, 2018
GenreFantasy, Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult, Magic, Science Fiction, Aliens

Reviews House of Imperial (Secret Keepers, #2)

  • ♛ Garima ♛
    This series shows potential. It also reminds me of 'Judgement of Six series' by Melissa Haag which I enjoyed a lot but instead of six we have 4 secret keepers. Never underestimate a woman. You'll end up on your knees holding your balls. Callie was fun to read, definitely an improvement from Emma. But while Emma lacked in #1, we had his amazing mate Lex to compensate. While Emma got naked in Lex's bathroom, after being kidnapped by the dude, Ca...
  • Mo
    Secret Keepers 2My main issue with this book is that everything seemed so forced upon the reader. I don't think I like Callie, but we were instantly supposed to accept her and Daniel's relationship? They met in New Orleans and Daniel wanted to help her and next thing you know they're soul bonded and next thing you know they're in love? I am not buying it. I am disappointed because I really felt the strong attachment to Daniel in House of Darken a...
  • Christa
    “My coffee was long gone, but I still held the cup in the hope it would be refilled at some point.” I can relate to this main character. I was a little on the fence about this series. The first book was ok, I wasn’t crazy about the romance but the set up for the world building was good. But this book blew my expectations out of the water. I had no idea going into it that this is a Hades/Persephone retelling. That is my absolute favorite kin...
  • Runningrabbit
    KUI am not really a fan of a series that has different characters amongst them which in each book fall in love with a correspondingly different love interest, in the same world or environment. So, I was pleasantly surprised that this series has enough refreshing elements to the plotline that it carries on seamlessly. The characters themselves are either intrinsic or fresh, and the story continues with an overriding theme.The romance is conducted ...
  • Treena
    I’m seriously loving this series! It’s a freaking delicious treat esp if you like PNR-Fantasy reads. The MC’s are kickass. The pace is action packed and fast. It has feels and heart tugging moments. Just so so soooo good all around. I cannot wait for the next book to come out!
  • Nikk the Sapphired Book Dragon
    Like book 1, while I did enjoy this read, I felt it moved slowly in parts, taking a long time to get to what felt like the important bit and felt like it spiralled out of control in others. The world building is interesting and I like the contrasts of the different parts of overworld. I didn't initially warm to Callie in the beginning but liked her more as we moved through the book. I liked that we got to see a lot of Lexen and Emma from book 1.I...
  • Krystal Macias
    "He shouldn't have entered my place acting like a creepy shit. Creeps get punched in the dick."By far my most favorite quote in this book!Continuing on from the first book we have a new secret keeper, Callie.She is used to being on the move because her mom is essentially paranoid. Beyond paranoid actually. But after they land themselves in New Orleans things seem to get more intense for them. Having been prepared her whole life by her mother she ...
  • Sharon
    3.5 stars. The second Secret Keepers installment introduces the House of Imperial which is akin to the underworld. Think Hades and Persephone. The storytelling here is much longer and involved to explain who are the mysterious Daelighters and this strange otherworld ruled by the four Houses.Callie, who has been on the run for most of her life, meets the bold brash Daniel for the first time when he attempts to rescue her. But seeing the tall, bald...
  • Biana
    Sometimes, you have to put a book's just not captivating. Life is too short for bad books, amiright? This one....actually....a step further. I finished reading it so that I could give a legit review.I knew it was going to be similar to the previous Secret Keepers story, I mean, why not? It started off good, a new character...totally different personality, different situation, different skill set. Then it starts sounding familiar. She kn...
  • Curly Carla Celebrity Readers
    2018-08-28 this story line was the same as the first book (girl from earth and shifter from alien world meet and fall in love while also saving both worlds from evil doers) , the characters were portrayed waaay differently.Daniel was…. well, he felt like he held back emotionally a lot in this book. Think strong silent type. And I didn’t feel he was like that in the first one, so that was a bit weird for me t...
  • Charlotte
    I enjoyed this book as I did book one. Callie is a serious badass unlike the first secret keeper, who was a klutz. Daniel is the Overlord of Imperial and he is an extremely sad soul. The world building in this book is once again, amazing. The story line is quite similar to the first book. I do like that even though the story line is similar, the Overlords are not at all a like, there world are nothing alike, and neither are the secret keepers. La...
  • Sara Oxton
    House of Imperial by Jaymin Eve a majestic five-star read. This is the second book in Secret Keeper series and they just go from strength to strength. Jaymin Eve I don’t know how you write woman with so many amazing qualities, and such a love of coffee and Converse, it’s just the little things that make her that much more adorable. Callie feels like she has come home when she finds herself in New Orleans, but is it the place, or someone else ...
  • Kait
    3.5ishhhIt's a good thing sweet baby Daniel was introduced in the first book. Otherwise the pacing/fated insta-love would not have worked. BUT I love Jaymin Eve's brain and I am definitely excited to read book three.
  • Lissa Hawley
    Just as good as the first.
  • Amanda Tannous
    SECRET KEEPER OBSESSION!!!!!!!I absolutely could not wait to start this book after reading the first one. Jaymin Eve is just a fantastic writer. With every word she draws you in. With every description you feel everything. Her world's that she creates makes you want to live in them forever and never come home. This book was so great just as the first. Highly recommend. The personalities and relationships in these books make you earn to have that ...
  • TaySte Book Reads
    Damn you, romantic comedies. You’ve given me unrealistic expectations, and now I wanted a Lexen. Not him, exactly, because he wasn’t my type. Too pretty, too broody, too in love with another woman. I did not poach. That got you a straight punch in the boob. So that quote sums up the book...just kidding! But I thought it was a great quote!This book was awesome! I am love with the whole alien concept and spending so much more time learning abou...
  • Jennifer Aldrich
    More? Please? Now? Those were my thoughts when I finished House of Imperial. I enjoyed the first book, but this one really took the cake for me. I think it was because I already knew about the world so I was able to embrace it a bit more. Or maybe it was just because I had a thing for Daniel. Either way, this book was on fire. Pun intended. I really thought this book would be much the same as the first. The underlying plot was the same, while the...
  • Jennifer
    I liked this book no question. However, it didn't quite work for me like the first one did. In someways, its kind of like the Empire Strikes Back in Star Wars. But wait Jennifer, isn't that a good thing as it is widely considered the best Star Wars movie? Well in some ways yes, but also evil wins, a lot, and bad things happen to people we like. Which isn't always what I am in the mood to read. Callie is different from Emma. Very strong physically...
  • Debbie Turk
    Emotive & Drama Filled Read!! 😭Callie has been been brought up by her Mum. She shows her no love, care or other emotions except when instilling her with fear, suspicion and hatred towards a race of 'aliens' that's Callie is certain don't even exist!!👽 Her Dad is dead & she never knew him. They have moved from place to place as long as she can remember. They never stay anywhere longer than 5 months 😳Callie is currently living in New Orlea...
  • Kaye Mack
    Brilliant second book to this series!This book brings Callie into the world of Daelighters. Unlike Emma, Callie is athletic and loves training, running and self defence. Similar to Emma though, Callie has been pretty much alone her whole life, constantly moving to new places with her mother and not having any friends. She also has a great sense of humor, and is strong and stands up for herself.When her mother is taken, and Callie meets Daniel, sh...
  • Anna
    Well, we definitely got into the thick of things from the very beginning and I liked that. This book was more action packed than the previous one, and it surely took some interesting turns, that I doubt anyone expected. In terms of a plot it was amazingly done.But I still had all the same issues here that I did in the previous book - the connection between the characters. I definitely like Callie's and Daniel's personalities separately, they were...
  • Kimberly Fooshee
    I’m just really enjoying this story and the world it’s in! My only hang up is that there are things that are mentioned and never really fleshed our or explained about powers and abilities and the environment. Still, highly entertaining. I think I like Emma better than Callie. Callie needs more time to figure out who she actually is. One thing I love especially is how Jaymin isn’t taking the story too seriously- when Emma mentions how serend...
  • Peyton Rogers
    I found the book slower to get into than I did the first in the series, but I think that this is possibly because I loved Emma’s character so much that I didn’t want to read the story from another’s perspective. However, I did like Callie as a character, but still much prefer Emma.This book however evoked feelings that the first didn’t, I was upset by the death of Marsil, but the first book developed that connection to him. The plot twist...
  • Sarah
    Heading straight back into the thick of things we meet, Callie, the second Secret Keeper - she's a fierce, strong, emotionally challenged 18 year old, who is very distrustful of people. Then along comes Daniel, head of the House Imperial, he has to protect Callie, get his house back in order after the destruction his uncle left, and help stop his uncle - sounds simple right?This book is a whirlwind addition to the Secret Keeper series - whereas b...
  • Avid
    Definitely a YA novel, following the standard formula. Girl gets discovered by Overlord. Girl abducted by Laous. Girl rescued by Overlord, resumes "normal" life. Overlord and Girl are fooled by Laous, and Girl is abducted again. Girl is found, declarations of love are exchanged and YA friendly sex scene follows. Lots of "I will protect you. No one will ever hurt you again. He'll never get his hands on you again." Another Overlord gets the info on...
  • Puna
    AHHH!!!!! This book has me in turmoil! The ending! I read.I laughed.I cried.I smiled.I screamed.I contemplated.I re-read.This book was great! It's a continuation of the last book, but I'm torn between these books. I loved the first book, I loved this book too. But....the ending, destroyed me a bit. (view spoiler)[ Marsil was one of my favorites. (view spoiler)[I was frustrated at this book. For many reasons. Daniel fell a bit short for me, I real...
  • Amber Shepherd
    Secret Keepers Shattered my expectations I was really attached to Emma and her crew, so I was kinda hesitant going into this book since the MC is another secret keeper, but as always this author shatteredy expectations. If you're like me and you were really attached to the first books' characters, don't worry. You definitely see more of them in this book. It was actually really fun to see the new characters and how their bond forms with the chara...
  • Kira Assad
    Another fascinating addition to the Secret Keepers series! In the first book we are slowly introduced to this new supernatural world and the Daelighters through the secret keeper Emma and Lexen from the House of Darken. In book 2, we follow the second secret keeper Callie and Daniel who is now the Overlord of the House of Imperial. As we learned from book one, those of the Imperials are not as fond of humans and the treaty with earth, but luckily...
  • Jeannie
    I'm loving this series by Jaymin Eve. House of Imperial is just amazing. Daniel the Overlord of House of Imperial sets out to save the Secret Keeper of his House, Callie. The chemistry between Daniel and Callie is hot but also very warm. Callie is strong, a fighter, and yet so lonely. She’s amazing as she navigates through this Alien world and all the emotional changes. Jaymin Eve writes Callie so well. You feel along with her every step of the...
  • Natalia Navarro
    This book is awesome, so intense... Callie is a total badass, so different from Emma, but you really get to love her... Daniel, oh my, Daniel... is really hard no to want him too... the boys from this saga are so hot, so strong, sweet, over protective (which I adore), so loyal, it is so hard to want just one of them... and we are just in the middle, there are two more guys to know about... Callie and Daniel are so sweet together, I love the way t...