KETURAH AND LORD DEATH came recommended to me by a friend, and I am so glad I picked it up!
While following an elusive hart into the forest, Keturah grows lost and is greeted by Lord Death three days later. She tells him a tale, and charmed by it, he grants her a reprieve–she has one day to find her true love. If she succeeds, Lord Death will spare her.
This book reads like honey–smooth and sweet, familiar and yet a touch magical. It feels like a classic fairytale, and while it has many of the traditional elements it was just different enough to feel new to me. The writing is gorgeous and captivating, but also very simple and seemingly effortless. (Quite a feat.) While some of the foreshadowing was obvious and the ending easily predictable, it didn’t make me like the book any less. This is the kind of book you read for its classic, timeless feel and its incredible prose. Fans of fantasy and fairytales should not miss it.
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