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Keturah and Lord Death

Leavitt, Martine

(Book - 2006)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Keturah and Lord Death
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When Lord Death comes to claim sixteen-year-old Keturah while she is lost in the King's Forest, she charms him with her story and is granted a twenty-four hour reprieve in which to seek her one true love.
Publisher: Asheville, N.C. : Front Street, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781932425291
1932425292
Characteristics: 216 p. ;,22 cm

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Sep 06, 2014
  • julia_sedai rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is great! I didn't want to put it down. The author has a natural storytelling flair, and uses it through her character, Keturah, who is also a storyteller. The ending wasn't a total surprise, but it was good. I recommend it for teenagers and adults. It's a quick read and it's like a fairytale.

Oct 17, 2013
  • robe0358 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Combination of fairytale charm and some life themes. Not too captivating but still a nice little read.

Dec 18, 2012
  • aboyter rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is such a lovely book. It is short and to the point but reveals how ingrained death is in our lives. This is not a depressing book but a love story. Lord death comes to collect the young Keturah and admires her spunk when she tries to trick him into letting her live. She manages to play "A Thousand and One Nights" with him to live another day. The story she tells is her own story. The love story she'd wish to have. Lord death, so enraptured by her silver tongue, declares he will let her live one more day but when he comes for her in the evening he will take her as his bride. I just love a Persephone themed story. Leavitt makes you sympathize with Lord death and sigh in relief when Keturah sincerely falls in love with him. The message is that life is painful but death is rest and we shouldn't fear it. When I learned that Leavitt wrote this for his terminal little sister I cried. The words from Keturah's epiphany were much more deep and comforting when I realized they were Leavitt's words to his dying sister. The writing was just lovely. A true English major.

Oct 13, 2012
  • Einmyria rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A short and sweet read with a charming and atypical romance. I absolutely adored the ending as well, though it did have me in tears. Definitely recommended.

Aug 23, 2012
  • WindowGrass rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Winner of the Ontario Library Association White PIne aware in 2008.

Personally, I thought it was good, but not great - engaging in terms of the atmosphere, but stilted in terms of plot.

Jun 07, 2012
  • Beth1603 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A must-read for all romance lovers! I couldn't put it down.

I really enjoyed this book. The author's treatment of the storyline and the characters is classic - and classy!

Dec 19, 2011
  • goofy rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This book reminded of a folk tale with a mix of Greek mythology.

Nov 30, 2011
  • InvisibleFireHunter rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book- I couldn't put it down.

omg i loved it i wish i had my own personal death prince to sweep me off me feet

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Jan 27, 2010
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Aug 27, 2009
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It is about a girl who is about to die. A guy named "Death" came to take her to the underworld because she was going to die. She didnt want to die so she told Death a story. Death loved the stories she told him. They fell in love and lived...

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