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Ebook ✓ Keeper of the Bees ê 304 pages Download ☆ Meg kassel ¶ 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 waysDresden is cursed His chest houses a hive of bees that he can’t stop from stinging pT But Essie doesn’t see a monster when she looks at DresdenEssie 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 curs That was wow I don't even know where to begin to describe this bookIt was so different unlike anything I've ever readA Young Adult paranormal romance revolving around a faceless cursed boy whose body contains a bee hive who is forever condemned to feed off people's misery the evil his bees' stings draw out of them And a girl who's been suffering from hallucinations for years who's been shunned by the people who should've protected her who can't tell reality from fantasy anyAn epic love story between two young people who shouldn't have a chance at love at redemption yet somehow they find it in one anotherA slow paced yet very entertaining read incredible atmospheric writing and most importantly so many fabulously developed characters that completely stole my heartThis was hauntingly beautiful surprisingly creepy weirdly humorous And totally addictingWhat a read Color me impressed ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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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 waysDresden 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 fo Last year I was given the chance to review Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel and I thoroughly enjoyed it There was a character in it who belonged to a group called the “beekeepers” and I was so fascinated by that character’s entire design that when I heard this book was being released I can’t even describe how badly I wanted to read it I needed from this gorgeous little world Meg has crafted I won’t be including any spoilers for Black Bird of the Gallows if you haven’t read it yet but I strongly recommend reading Black Bird of the Gallows before Keeper of the Bees “Some creatures are not meant to be loved” Not only does the story follow a new beekeeper it’s also a bit of a Beauty and the Beast retelling which is one of the few retelling themes that I never seem to tire of If you’re not a big fan of retellings though don’t worry—it definitely has its very own feel and holds its own perfectly It’s got this wonderfully modern vibe though Dresden’s age lends to this wonderful vintage narrative; between it and Essie’s delightful perspective on the world around her among other details I can honestly say I’ve never read a book uite like this one The curse of the beekeeper ensures that my face is rarely actually seen It’s certainly not a face anyone would want to see The beekeepers are so fascinating for a number of reasons1 Their facial features are constantly shifting between the features of people whose deaths they have caused so nobody knows what they actually look like2 They have bees inside of them Like there’s some legitimate body horror at play when Dresden describes the bees3 The bees demand to sting people they choose based on the person’s energy and their venom causes the victim to gradually sink into a violent raging madness “Are you planning to kill me?”I am a monster A beast Lying about it would be pointless “Yes” So as you can imagine it’s pretty rotten luck when Dresden for the first time in his many many years is led to a victim and feels the need to spare her It’s deliciously angsty from the start and I loved watching him struggle with these conflicting feelings—does he sting the strange young girl or let her go despite a massive potential cost to himself or even the entire town? I mean all I’m saying is that you can’t have a good paranormal fantasy story without a little angst and self loathing and Dresden’s got it in spades I’m so weary of uestioning everything I see of fighting to appear average and ordinary enough to not disturb people Of course Essie’s life isn’t easy either She sees things that aren’t really there and the entire town—minus her grandmother and aunt—has basically written her off as a lost cause Treatments don’t work nobody can find a diagnosis and did I mention it’s referred to as the family curse? It’s such a fun twist A caveat here since it appears to be a mental illness there is some ableism throughout the book and the representation could potentially be uncomfortable for certain readers Maybe we’re here to give each other what the rest of the world can’t The story flips perspectives between Dresden and Essie and I honestly loved them both so very much They’re both these great complex characters and I found myself rooting for them from the very beginning There is a touch of insta love which is usually a huge issue for me but I’m as shocked as you guys are to hear me say this in a review the chemistry between these two is so good I didn’t even mind Just trust me on this one ♥ And then this singular thought it isn’t selfish to want than this Once again Meg Kassel has blown me away with this ridiculously lovable couple a lot of intriguing back story and suspense and a world that is so full of Meg’s uniue lore that I just couldn’t get enough I am desperately hoping that she will write us yet another story in this world because now that we’ve gotten to spend time with the harbingers and the beekeepers I think it’s time the Strawmen get their book don’t you?Content warnings for body horror rape sex slavery attempted assault pedophilia ableism child abuse alcoholism all challenged within text Thank you so much to Entangled Teen for providing me with a finished copy in exchange for an honest reviewYou can find this review and on my blog or you can follow me on twitter bookstagram or facebook

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Keeper of the BeesR centuries since he was eighteen and magic flowed through his homeland corrupting its peopleHe 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 sigh Check out reviews Perspective of a WriterDresden 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 When he meets Essie a 17 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 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 oneThe short reviewThis is paranormal romance at its finest I kid you not I'm not exaggerating because this is a blog tour I legitimately put this on my Best of 2018 goodreads shelf and for good reason I'm always up for mental health to twine into the stories I read and it's done to great effect here as a sort of curse that afflicts the bloodline of a family much like mental illness can There is this heartbreaking circle to the curses this broken pair have that begs to be explored and Meg Kassel does that with a tight emotional narrative that sucked me under from page one The world building was absolutely incredible It's our world a normal everyday small town where some mega bad event is going to happen And paranormal beings who feed off of emotions in the aftermath are gathering to wait for the disaster to hit We get just enough about the different beings gathering to feel like this is legitimately an underbelly of our world that we flat don't know about Dresden is totally broken down as he bonds with Essie and resists some of the laws of his condition And Essie's world implodes just as hugely as people in her family's town react to their visitors“This book is for everyone who falls in love with the villain This book is for everyone who doesn’t fit a mold—on the outside or the inside or both” Meg KasselCover Title grade AI wanted to read the first book Black Birds of the Gallows due to the cover but wondered if the cover was just too gorgeous and covering for weak writing Well now I can admit I was probably wrong if I go off the seuelspinoff I LOVE and adore this cover too and it wasn't doing anything but wrapping an excellent story in even excellent packaging There's all kinds of wrong the cover could have taken by going really literal but that mistake wasn't made And I just love the watercolor techniue Why should you hurry to read Keeper of the Bees too? The Bee KeeperGAHHHHHH First off the portrayal of the bee keeper with literal honey producing bees in his chest was magnificent There was honey coming up his throat and bees in his mouth And Dresden's guilt his rotating facial features between all of his bee stung victims it cloaks him as well as constantly reminds him that he is a horror And we learn how he came to the moment when he met Essie I think that was important and powerful The Harbinger of DeathIn the first book you'll learn about this being extensively but I didn't feel like I had missed any essential information In Michael we get a glimpse of humanity that Dresden doesn't realize he still has and we also learn everything we need to know about how these three beings are connected It was so natural and rang true GAHHHH And since they move in groups we also see how that works and helps Dresden and Essie The StrawmanSo freakin' scary While not of the horror genre there is this legitimate fear of this being that you can't help but feel reading this story It's perfect for Halloween but also so true to life He is part of that circle of curses and yet is the Strawman evil? Well you'll have to judge for yourself by reading Keeper of the Bees tooAs a WriterI find love to be a mega theme in books I say love because the root of all relationships is love Whether that's the love of a lover or the love of a friend or the love of a family member doesn't matter one bit And no matter how hardened you are to MF love when its heart felt you can't help but be swept up in the emotions the bond and the freakin' struggle to not be torn apart We as human being know the struggle for two human beings to love one another so we can relate no matter who we areIn Keeper of the Bees Essie and Dresden gift us with that experience Here are two flawed people who through no fault of there own are cursed and they find each other because of something eually as bad as what they are burned with GAH It's so damn tragic and beautiful and you are rooting for them the entire time The thing that makes Keeper of the Bees even better is that there are a slew of others that feel express and struggle for love A friend's love an aunt's love and a love of hope for others who are also cursedAs a writer I admire how Meg Kassel used what many feel is an overused trope love and wove all sorts of different love into the story and gave us Keeper of the BeesKeeper of the Bees takes us to the center of a tragic disaster and gives us love and hope in the midst of a struggle to save the lives of two cursed people It's romance friendship and family and doesn't pretend to take us on an easy journey so much as a heart shredding one You'll want to dive headlong into this series⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Authenticity⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Writing Style⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Plot Pacing⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ World Building Thanks to YA Bound Book Tours NetGalley and Entangled Teen for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review It has not influenced my opinionsYou can find this review and many others on my book blog Perspective of a Writer See my special perspective at the bottom of my reviews under the typewriter