Keeper of the Bees by Meg Kassel

Keeper of the Bees

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 ways.Dresden 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 h...


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TitleKeeper of the Bees
ISBN9781640634084
Author
Release DateSep 4th, 2018
PublisherEntangled: Teen
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal
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Reviews Keeper of the Bees

  • Carrie
    1970-01-01
    Keeper of the Bees by Meg Kassel is a young adult fantasy read that is part of the Black Birds of the Gallows series. Now this book is more of a companion novel than second of the series and can be read as a standalone if choosing to do so. The characters and story are different than the first book although the idea of a beekeeper was first mentioned in Black Birds of the Gallows.Dresden is a keeper of bees, cursed to follow the harbingers of d...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    1970-01-01
    Oh WOW, I loved this so much ♥ Review coming soon!---me when first reading the title/author: "oh neat, Meg Kassel has a new book coming out"me 2 seconds later when the title kicked in: *literal gasp and hitting my chair* "KEEPER OF THE BEES?!"Thank you so much to Entangled Teen for providing me with this gorgeous finished copy in exchange for an honest review!
  • Danielle
    1970-01-01
    The Black Birds of the gallows have arrived in your town. You should be scared. Legend has it, if the birds have landed, death will follow. The Beekeeper is attracted to the destruction and the Strawman only turns up if evil plays a hand. Leave town while you still have time! Essie is seventeen years old and anything but ordinary. She struggles with reality. Sometimes she sees more than is really there. She lives with her Aunt and is cursed to fo...
  • Annika
    1970-01-01
    That was... wow. I don't even know where to begin to describe this book.It was so different, unlike anything I've ever read.A 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...
  • Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.)
    1970-01-01
    *I want to thank Entangled Teen and NetGalley for providing me with this copy in exchange for an honest review*First I must mention how beautiful both covers are, they look amazing together, I just love them. Going to the important thing, I ADORE this book, there is something so atmospheric and unique in it, it's a great companion and although you can read it very well as stand-alone, I personally recommend reading them in order, to go into this ...
  • Mandy
    1970-01-01
    Like a really really really high three crowns??? There was just something so captivating about this book that I wanted both this three and four crown mix.There were a lot of really good things about this book, and then there were the cheesy things that would pop up and make me stop and go omg, but we were doing so well. But overall, I really enjoyed it, and it was such a different, quirky book that I do recommend putting it on your TBRs if you're...
  • Ankita Singh
    1970-01-01
    Keeper of The Bees was a beautiful, sweet story, and I totally fell in love with it. Dresden and Essie were such complicated yet beautiful characters. It was fun to watch the story unfold from both of their perspectives. I especially loved how the author wrote Essie's point of view. The bubbles, the snake-like tongue. It was all so believable. It was hard to say whether Essie was imagining something or whether it was real. I loved the fact tha...
  • Sophie
    1970-01-01
    “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.” 5 “I did not expect to root for this “villain” “ stars. I wondered how Meg Kassel would make me fall for a villain! Let's face it Rafette from Black Birds of the Gallow was a true villain and a beekeeper!The secret is to make your villain human even if he is an immortal cursed...
  • Kayla
    1970-01-01
    I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book!Previous books in the series:Black Bird of the Gallows - ⭐⭐⭐⭐Note: The books in this series are companion to eachother. So you can read them individually or as a series.In this book we follow Dresden and his body is a bee hive. The bees come out from his body and sting inducing deadly venom into...
  • Jessica (a GREAT read)
    1970-01-01
    I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review.Meg Kassel returns to her previously visited world but with new characters in Keeper of the Bees. This time, we actually follow the story of one of the beekeepers; the beings with “magic” bees in their bodies that create untold chaos in society. Our beekeeper, Dresden is an eighteen year old boy who’s been a be...
  • Christina Reid
    1970-01-01
    I wouldn't have realised that this is the second book in a series if I hadn't added it on Goodreads. However, it is perfectly possible to read this as a stand-alone. Characters from Black Bird of the Gallows make a cameo appearance which might please fans of the first book.I had no idea what to expect going in, but I ended up realy loving the characters and the writingI had wanted to read Black Bird of the Gallows before but reading this has bump...
  • Michelle
    1970-01-01
    I’m not a big horror fan, but I love the macabre and delightfully creepy. So this book hit all the right notes for me. I didn’t read the first book, but this story is about a different set of characters. So I didn’t have trouble following along.This is a nice YA love story about looking beyond someone’s oddities to find the true person within. You know, the weird stuff about your partner you find endearing? Like how his face constantly ch...
  • Jessica
    1970-01-01
    ‘Keeper of the Bees’ is an excellent companion story to 'Black Bird of the Gallows'! I loved the two lead characters, Dresden and Essie, even more than Reece and Angie. Author Meg Kassel skillfully switches narration between Dresden and Essie, and there is so much more to enjoy due to this. Dresden is a Beekeeper, with all the unpleasantness that comes along with it, but Kassel makes him an interesting and relatable character, trying to do th...
  • mith
    1970-01-01
    i really liked this!! i'll have more of a review up eventually (i've since given up on the word soon) but, just like kassel's sequel, i found this very easy to get into. sorta less fun, but that's fine bc the 2 main characters were still great to read about. little iffy about one thing (which i'll try to articulate in my review). otherwise, i'd recommend it!
  • Kayla Brunson
    1970-01-01
    ARC provided via NetGalley for an honest review. “One day, I will say no to this girl and I will mean it. One day I will walk away. But not today.” This was a great companion to Black Bird of the Gallows! We get to see some familiar characters from that book here and it was awesome. Our story is about a beekeeper named Dresden and a mortal girl named Essie. For me, it was a take on beauty and the beast and I just couldn’t stop reading. T...
  • Sascha
    1970-01-01
    5++++ stars!Meg Kassel with Keeper of the Bees may have created the best YA sci-fi that I've read this year...and maybe even last year. While I thoroughly enjoyed last year's Black Bird of the Gallows (you can read my review here), it didn't match the intensity of what I felt for this year's Keeper of the Bees.With the love story between Essie and Dresden, Kassel has created unique characters who are not safely drawn. Essie seems to be verging o...
  • Estee
    1970-01-01
    Wow! How do people come up with these ideas? Beekeepers? Harbingers? A straw man and a girl with a family curse of the crazies generations deep? Ahh! This book was so captivating! I wanted to see what Dresden looks like. There needs to be a movie!!!! Although it had a little bit of a creepy vibe, I was really into this book. I couldn't wait to get back to reading! I really want to read the first book and am looking forward to the next book!!!Than...
  • Jessica
    1970-01-01
    This story was just as special and great as the first. You can read it as a stand alone, but I highly recommend reading the other first! This was a great new P.O.V. from another character in her story!!! I'm excited to see if she'll have a third!! Great read!!
  • Claire (GimliBeesBooks)
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I love Meg's writing - there is something so lyrical about it. And I love the depth of the characters.
  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    1970-01-01
    RTC for blog tour. I really liked this one and how it has a companion to Black Bird of the Gallows. I loved Dresden and Essie. And that cover is just gorgeous!4 1/2 stars
  • Micheala
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an ARC of this book. This novel was so much more than I thought it would be going into it. It is a wonderful balance of cute romance and paranormal drama that leaves you on the edge of your seat cheering on the characters to make it through. It brought me back to my YA reading roots and sucked me in by this unique story.Essie is such an interesting character. She is Essie Wickerton of the Wickertons, a...
  • Arys
    1970-01-01
    Keeper of the Bees by Meg Kassel is a companion novel to Black Bird of the Gallows. Returning to Ms. Kassel's world of harbingers, beekeepers, and strawmen, Keeper of the Bees is a story about a centuries old beekeeper who was cursed when he was eighteen and the girl who actually sees him, not the monster he's become. Dresden as a beekeeper has a hive of bees living within his chest that sting people with weak minds and makes them crazy. He's fol...
  • Nana
    1970-01-01
    Many Thanks to Entangled Publishing for giving me the chance to read and review an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.Keeper of the Bees ist he second book in the universe of Black Bird 0f the Gallows. It can be read as a standalone but those who want to read BBotG should read BBotG first since the main characters of BBotG show up in KotB after the events of BBotG.And since I read BBotG I was very sceptical about the...
  • Olivia Farr
    1970-01-01
    "Keeper of the Bees" is a hauntingly beautiful YA paranormal romance that follows Essie and Dresden in alternating chapters. In the world of "Black Bird of the Gallows," we learned about beekeepers, humans who were long ago cursed to carry a whole hive of bees in their bodies. Unable to die, they live a harsh existence, following the Harbingers to places where disaster will strike and must sting people as part of their curse- or lose their consci...
  • Erica
    1970-01-01
    I received an ARC of this novel via NetGalley and Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Dresden is a Beekeeper, cursed to feed off fear and sting those who emit energy with his madness inducing venom. Stuck in a symbiotic relationship with the harbingers of death, they are both drawn to the small town of Concordia for the pending event which will leave many residents dead. When Dresden’s bees become interested in a strange youn...
  • Verb Vixen
    1970-01-01
    A tale about a love that stings harder than a bee ever could... posted by Verb_vixen on Wordpress.com(Is this not the COOLEST background quote ever?! Seriously, this HAS to be mentioned on the actual book. That would be snazzy!)Best keep self-gloating to a mininum here before you all frantically push the escape button and on to the book!Sneak peek: The bees are a story for another day." "I'd like to hear it.""It's a very unpleasant one.""The most...
  • Abi Dobson
    1970-01-01
    Keeper of the Bees is the second novel in a previously visited universe by Meg Kassel.This story focuses on a beekeeper, an incubator to a hive of unruly bees looking to sting and wreak havoc among people. Our beekeeper, Dresden, is forever stuck in his 18 year old body and barely remembers his human life, memories and is devoid of most feelings. That is until he stumbles upon Essie, and for the first time he ignores the calling of his bees and ...
  • Sasha Hibbs
    1970-01-01
    *Thank you to Entangled Publishing and the author for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review* I had no idea Keeper of the Bees was actually second in a series. With that said, after reading, I didn't feel as though I were missing something, so if anything that speaks to this title can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone. Keeper of the Bees by Meg Kassel was a refreshing change. It was dark, suspenseful, creepy and romantic all at th...