Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Death Catchers by Jennifer Ann Kogler - Review

Sorry, I've been away in Tahoe so haven't posted for a while. Have just finished Legend by Marie Lu (fabulous) and have just started The Death Cure by James Dashner (so excited - he's coming back to Keplers in the Fall BTW - Friday October 14th. Write it in your calendars.)

Here's Julie's review of The Death Catchers by Jennifer Ann Kogler. Doesn't it sound fantastic?

Lizzy Mortimer is just an average teen, living in a small, coastal California town until the day she discovers that she is destined for greatness. She learns from her grandmother that they are descended from the Seven Sisters of Avalon and their lives are intertwined with the legend of King Arthur. Lizzy and her off beat grandmother are direct descendants of Morgan le Faye; they are "Hands of Fate," who are tasked with saving others from untimely deaths. Can Lizzy save the lives of those she cares about before the sands of time run out?

"The Death Catchers" is a wonderfully refreshing and unique book, told in the form of a letter to Lizzy's English teacher. This book will appeal to both readers familiar with Arthurian legend, and those who are new to the timeless tale. With enough paranormal activity to keep the reader on the edge of her seat, this story explores how one family's "gift" can empower a young woman and allow her to see the fearless heroine she really is, as she learns to embrace her family's legacy.

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