Sunday, April 22, 2007

I read a lovely YA romance this weekend, Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt. It's a fantasy about a heroine who in the manner of Scheherazade staves off death by telling a tale of a young woman who gets lost in the woods and meets Lord Death. Death will spare her life if she finds her one true love within the span of a day. It's sweet and sad and romantic and very well written.

Some of the most enjoyable romance novels I've read this year have been YA books: The novels of Sharon Shinn; Twilight by Stephanie Meyer; and now, Keturah. I think too often books like this are shoved into the teen interest section of the bookstore or library, and a lot of adults don't realize how well written and entertaining these novels are.

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