Title- The Keeper of Night
Author- Kylie Lee Baker
Genre- dark fantasy
POV- first person
Similar Books/Comps– The Book of Lost Things
My emotions- shivers up my spine
If you want to voyage to the land of the Underworld with a pair of soul sucking Reaper siblings, then this is the story for you. The dark, gruesome vibe is to die for- a thousand times over again.
I need to recover from this book by reading a super uppity romcom or play with some puppies for a week. This dark, ominous book was so good but phew I need to go watch a comedy show or something. The ending fit the vibe very well despite not feeling super satisfying. But I really wouldn’t change a thing. I loved the poetic prose and descriptive writing that enhances the creepy, cryptic mood.
Ren’s need of belonging even from a “demon” type character is exquisitely ravishing.
Death is her destiny.
Half British Reaper, half Japanese Shinigami, Ren Scarborough has been collecting souls in the London streets for centuries. Expected to obey the harsh hierarchy of the Reapers who despise her, Ren conceals her emotions and avoids her tormentors as best she can.
When her failure to control her Shinigami abilities drives Ren out of London, she flees to Japan to seek the acceptance she’s never gotten from her fellow Reapers. Accompanied by her younger brother, the only being on earth to care for her, Ren enters the Japanese underworld to serve the Goddess of Death…only to learn that here, too, she must prove herself worthy. Determined to earn respect, Ren accepts an impossible task—find and eliminate three dangerous Yokai demons—and learns how far she’ll go to claim her place at Death’s side.
Best part- the dark vibe
What I’d change- The author uses “a thousand” a thousand times
Quote- “The ocean turned dark, as if poisoned by all the blood that had been spilled, and the gray clouds melted together into a stone wall that blocked out the moon and stars.”