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KEEPER OF THE BEES is a tale of two people who are both beautiful and beastly, and whose pasts are entangled in surprising and heartbreaking ways.

Dresden is cursed. He houses a hive of bees in his chest, which he can’t stop from stinging people with psychosis-inducing venom. He has been this way for centuries––since he was eighteen and magic flowed through his homeland, corrupting its people.

He follows a troupe of harbingers of death to a Midwest town marked for impending disaster. There, he encounters Essie, a seventeen-year-old girl who suffers from debilitating delusions and hallucinations. His bees want to sting her on sight, but Essie doesn’t see a monster when she looks at Dresden, prompting him to hold back his bees and spare her. What starts out as a simple act of mercy ends up unraveling Dresden’s solitary life and Essie’s tormented one. An impossible romance blooms, even as Essie is pulled into a murder investigation and Dresden embarks on a desperate quest to unravel a centuries-old curse.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781640634084
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pub Date: 11/09/2018
  • Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)
    Teenage & Young Adult Fiction / Young Adult
  • Imprint: Entangled
  • Pages: 400
  • Price: $26.99

KEEPER OF THE BEES is a tale of two people who are both beautiful and beastly, and whose pasts are entangled in surprising and heartbreaking ways.

Dresden is cursed. He houses a hive of bees in his chest, which he can’t stop from stinging people with psychosis-inducing venom. He has been this way for centuries––since he was eighteen and magic flowed through his homeland, corrupting its people.

He follows a troupe of harbingers of death to a Midwest town marked for impending disaster. There, he encounters Essie, a seventeen-year-old girl who suffers from debilitating delusions and hallucinations. His bees want to sting her on sight, but Essie doesn’t see a monster when she looks at Dresden, prompting him to hold back his bees and spare her. What starts out as a simple act of mercy ends up unraveling Dresden’s solitary life and Essie’s tormented one. An impossible romance blooms, even as Essie is pulled into a murder investigation and Dresden embarks on a desperate quest to unravel a centuries-old curse.

Author Information

Meg Kassel is an author of paranormal and speculative books for young adults. A New Jersey native, Meg graduated from Parson's School of Design and worked as a graphic designer before becoming a writer. She now lives in Maine with her husband and daughter and is busy at work on her next novel. She is the 2016 RWA Golden Heart© winner in YA.