Finished: Feb. 6, 2008
Reason for Reading: YA Challenge, Canadian Challenge
First Published: 2006
Genre: YA, fantasy
"Keturah, tell us a story," said Naomi, "one of your tales of faerie or magic."
Keturah follows a hart into the woods and gets lost. Three days later Lord Death comes for her but Keturah is given a day of reprieve by telling Death a story. Each evening she returns and tells more of the story but a deadline does loom ahead of her, she may only escape Death if she finds her own true love.
This is a wonderful, original fairy tale. It has a dreamlike quality to it, almost ethereal. A beautifully written, dark romance, the plot slowly unfolds and comes to a shocking conclusion. This is a book that is going to keep me thinking about it for quite some time. I really enjoyed this. Highly recommended to those who enjoy dark fairy tales.