Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Death Catchers: Book Review

I feel like I've been reading this forever. I finally finished it though, and here is my review.

Book Reivew: The Death Catchers
Book by: Jennifer Ann Kogler
Review by: Willa Smith
Release Date: August 16, 2011
Publisher: Walker and Company

      In a letter to her English teacher explaining why she didn't turn in her project in time, Lizzy Mortimer tells a Arthurian-age old secret about herself and her grandmother. They are death catchers, a unique talent that only descendants of Morgan le Faye, a legendary sister of Avalon, have.  Lizzy can see someone's death before it happens, and it's up to her to make sure they don't die.  Before she can develop her skills, or learn much about her talents, she is caught in a feud between two Avalon sisters - Vivienne and Morgan - and Lizzy must save The Last Descendant before time runs out. And if she doesn't? Say goodbye to the world as we know it.
      This novel was a bit of a slow start, but after her first death specter, it picks up, and then you can't put it down. The historical aspect is such a great detail that makes this story so unique. You grow to know the prophecies, the history, the feuds, and the scandals of a time many teens don't take time to learn about. King Arthur and Guinevere and their royal court. Kogler, author of The Siren's Cry, crafted a fantastic tale combining fantasy, historical fiction, and romance. A lovely novel for everyone.

I absolutely loved this ARC. Amazing!

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