Wednesday, December 4, 2013
After Reading: THE SPIRIT KEEPER by K.B. Laugheed
The thirteenth child conceived of miserable Irish exiles, Katie O’Toole dreams of a different life. Little does she know that someone far away is dreaming of her.
In 1747, savages raid her family home, and seventeen-year-old Katie is taken captive. Syawa and Hector have been searching for her, guided by Syawa’s dreams. A young Holyman, Syawa believes Katie is the subject of his Vision: the Creature of Fire and Ice, destined to bring a great gift to his people. Despite her flaming hair and ice-blue eyes, Katie is certain he is mistaken, but faced with returning to her family, she agrees to join them. She soon discovers that in order to fulfill Syawa’s Vision, she must first become his Spirit Keeper, embarking on an epic journey that will change her life—and heart—forever. (Goodreads)
You know how sometimes you come across a book that totally just grabs you, pulls you in, and refuses to let go? That was The Spirit Keeper. I utterly and entirely loved this book. I saw it described as Outlander meets Last of the Mohicans, and that does seems like a pretty perfect description. There's a touch of something mystical throughout, two amazing romances, adventures galore, and even though I sobbed at one point, I still totally loved it :) Katie captured my attention, and my heart, right from the start. And Syawa was just so fascinating! Hector was also a fun character to see grow throughout the book, and, well, that's all I'll say to avoid spoilers. Some of the non-PC language caught me off guard at first, however it's told from a first person POV, and as much as the terms are not what anyone should use today, they're accurate for the setting and character. Overall, I'm listing this one on my Must Read list and highly recommend it to all!
Also, this made me wish I wrote historical fiction. I so love the genre. But, let's be honest, the amount of research that goes into it? Yeah, not going to happen...
Have you read this one? What did you think?