Review: Keeper of The Bees

Author: Meg Kassel. 
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, YA. 
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KEEPER OF THE BEES is a tale of two teens who are both beautiful and beastly, and whose pasts are entangled in surprising and heartbreaking ways.

Dresden is cursed. His chest houses a hive of bees that he can’t stop from stinging people with psychosis-inducing venom. His face is a shifting montage of all the people who have died because of those stings. And he has been this way for centuries—since he was eighteen and magic flowed through his homeland, corrupting its people.

He follows harbingers of death, so at least his curse only affects those about to die anyway. But when he arrives in a Midwest town marked for death, he encounters Essie, a seventeen-year-old girl who suffers from debilitating delusions and hallucinations. His bees want to sting her on sight. But Essie doesn’t see a monster when she looks at Dresden.

Essie is fascinated and delighted by his changing features. Risking his own life, he holds back his bees and spares her. What starts out as a simple act of mercy ends up unraveling Dresden’s solitary life and Essie’s tormented one. Their impossible romance might even be powerful enough to unravel a centuries-old curse.

I absolutely love the cover. The shades of green are so beautiful, and that bee actually makes me forget my fear of bees for a moment!

Keeper of The Bees was a beautiful, sweet story, and I totally fell in love with it. 

Dresden and Essie were such complicated yet beautiful characters. It was fun to watch the story unfold from both of their perspectives. 

I especially loved how the author wrote Essie's point of view. The bubbles, the snake-like tongue. It was all so believable. It was hard to say whether Essie was imagining something or whether it was real. 

I loved the fact that the story did not stretch into a sequel. It was short, sweet and beautiful as it is. 

Keeper Of The Bees is as beautiful as its cover, and I recommend you to check it out!

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