Wednesday, May 4, 2016
My Soul to Keep (African Immortals #1) by Tananarive Due
I finally got around to buying a copy of this one, but who knows when I will actually get around to it. I am actually a little overwhelmed right now. I am having some first world problems-too many options and I can't decide what direction to take. As I continue to blog I am becoming more and more unfocused in my reading. I really need to get my mind together and get my reading life in order! Anyway, enjoy this bit of book goodness if you aren't familiar with Tananarive Due.
When Jessica marries David, he is everything she wants in a family man: brilliant, attentive, ever youthful. Yet she still feels something about him is just out of reach. Soon, as people close to Jessica begin to meet violent, mysterious deaths, David makes an unimaginable confession: More than 400 years ago, he and other members of an Ethiopian sect traded their humanity so they would never die, a secret he must protect at any cost. Now, his immortal brethren have decided David must return and leave his family in Miami. Instead, David vows to invoke a forbidden ritual to keep Jessica and his daughter with him forever.
Harrowing, engrossing and skillfully rendered, My Soul to Keep traps Jessica between the desperation of immortals who want to rob her of her life and a husband who wants to rob her of her soul. With deft plotting and an unforgettable climax, this tour de force reminiscent of early Anne Rice will win Due a new legion of fans.