Thursday, August 12, 2010
Age category: 9-14
Falling in love is never easy, but falling in love with an immortal god while your days on earth are numbered is almost more than a young girl can bear.
Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine has created a stunning new world of flawed gods, unbreakable vows, and ancient omens in this spellbinding story of Kezi, a girl confronted with a terrible destiny. Attempting to thwart her fate, Kezi and her love, Olus -- the god of wind and loneliness -- embark on a series of dangerous and seemingly impossible quests.
This is another one of my all time fairytale favorites written by Gail Carson Levine-she’s the best fairytale reteller writer that I’ve ever read of or heard of. I really liked ever- a story about a girl about to be sacrificed because of her aunt’s stupidness-she saved her own aunt from being killed! Isn’t that kind? But when Kezi meets Olus, they go on a quest to help Kezi become an immortal god like him. But first, Olus has to become a champion, while Kezi has to become a heroine.
And on the way, they both fall in love. How romantic and sweet! And when Kezi does become immortal, she and Olus Ever is a captivating story full of love, gos, and family. A great read.