Saturday, March 24, 2012
Keturah and Lord Death
Keturah is a peasant girl who is gifted with the ability to tell stories. When she gets lost in the forest one day and realizes that she is going to die, she meets a dark stranger on a black stallion: Lord Death. Keturah tells Death a story and earns herself one more day of life, with the hope of escaping Death. The catch? She must find her true love before the day is done…oh and she must also find a way to warn of the Plague that is coming that Lord Death told her about.
I'm excited to tell y'all about this find of mine. It's times like this when I'm glad to be on Goodreads. This book was a quick read that had me up until 3 a.m. finishing it. It's written like a classic fairy-tale, but with more personal aspects than say the Grimms. It has that eerie feel without being creepy that hooked me right away. I've haven't had so much fun reading a book in a long time that was equal parts endearing, a little spooky, humorous, and romantic. Keturah is a likeable heroine and has two great friends that helped to lighten the book's undertone of the inevitablility of death quite nicely. To a certain point, you can tell what will happen, but even so, it's still haunting and riviting. Great great find. Love love loved it.
Favorite quote: "The soul, it longs for its mate as much as the body. Sad it is that the body be greedier than the soul. But if you would be happy all your days...subdue the body and marry the soul. Look for a soul-and-heart love."
4 1/2 out of 5 for surprising me and touching my heart.