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Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt
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Jun 27, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: fairy-tale, romance, young-adult
Recommended to Hayley (allaboutthebooks) by: Shelece
Read from February 19 to 23, 2012

Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt was a well-written and romantic fairytale. Keturah's "stories" are particularly well-written and moving. Whether Leavitt drew inspiration from Scheherazade of One Thousand and One Arabian Nights, I don't know, but the story reminded me a bit of that tale. Though the novel is a short one, the town of Tide-By-Rood and the characters that inhabit it are well flesh out, however only Keturah is fully developed. But the characterizations present fit the story perfectly, making it fairytale-esque while still feeling like a real place. The ending is definitely surprising-- but at the same time it feels as though the story couldn't have ended any other way. I wish that the novel had been a little longer, if only to stretch out my enjoyment of this slightly off-beat fairytale.
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