Beastkeeper

by Hellisen, Cat,

Format: Print Book 2015.
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Summary

Sarah has always been on the move. Her mother hates the cold, so every few months her parents pack their bags and drag her off after the sun. She's grown up lonely and longing for magic. She doesn't know that it's magic her parents are running from.

When Sarah's mother walks out on their family, all the strange old magic they have tried to hide from comes rising into their mundane world. Her father begins to change into something wild and beastly, but before his transformation is complete, he takes Sarah to her grandparents--people she has never met, didn't even know were still alive.

Deep in the forest, in a crumbling ruin of a castle, Sarah begins to untangle the layers of curses affecting her family bloodlines, until she discovers that the curse has carried over to her, too. The day she falls in love for the first time, Sarah will transform into a beast . . . unless she can figure out a way to break the curse forever.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Because her mother craved the warmth of the sun, Sarah and her parents frequently packed up and moved. Lonely and friendless, Sarah always desired some magic in her life. On the day her mother leaves, never to return, odd things begin to happen. Her father's hair grows dark and thick as he becomes beastlike, and Sarah meets an improbable boy named Alan, who disappears as quickly as he appears in the Not-a-Forest near her home. Before Sarah's father transforms completely, he takes her to live with her grandparents who are not dead, as it turns out. Nanna lives in a cold, dark castle with a white raven that spies on Sarah, while Grandfather is kept in a cage and fed meat scraps. From Alan, Sarah learns about the family curse, and so she wanders deep into the forest, toward the Within, so that she might stop the curse before it destroys her. Despite a slow start, this haunting tale successfully addresses the toll that long-term jealousy and revenge can have on families and how love can heal even the deepest rifts.--Fredriksen, Jeanne Copyright 2014 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Thirteen-year-old Sarah is lonely, and it only gets worse after her mother leaves following a late-night argument. Sarah's distraught father lets the house fall into disarray and soon sends Sarah to stay with her grandparents. To Sarah's shock, her grandmother lives in a ruined castle deep in the forest, but that's nothing compared to meeting a talking white raven and discovering that her grandfather has been transformed into a beast, "great and gray, with coarse fur like matted wires, teeth as long as her fingers, eyes like lost planets." With the help of a slippery boy named Alan, Sarah searches for a way to free her family from the complex web of curses afflicting them all. Blending modern-day problems and ancient magical curses, Hellisen's (When the Sea Is Rising Red) novel sparkles like a classic fairy tale, even as it plumbs unpleasant truths. Sarah is precocious, independent, and strong-willed, and the story brims with thought-provoking insights and lyrical descriptions for readers to sink into-especially those who, like Sarah, dream of finding magic in the mundane. Ages 12-up. Agent: Suzie Townsend, New Leaf Literary & Media. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Blessing and cursing -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Metamorphosis -- Fiction.
Monsters -- Fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher New York :2015.
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Beast keeper
Language English
Description 197 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780805099805
0805099808
9781250073648
1250073642
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