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Young Adult

  • The Keeper of Night, Kylie Lee Baker
    Inkyard Press, 9781335405661, October 12, 2021 (Young Adult)

    “What a vivid and chilling story! For the first time in my life, I was thrilled to be creeped out. Kylie Lee Baker has created this world based on Japanese mythology and it is terrifyingly good. Grab a flashlight, a blanket, and dive into this haunting tale.”

    Kim Brock, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH

    “The world of soul collecting and the mythic monsters that rule the night are brought vividly to life in this debut by Kylie Lee Baker. Ren is a child of two disparate cultures of magic and mystery, but both worlds view her as an outsider. In a tale of haunting suspense, she must battle a host of demons and Death itself to prove her right to exist. Edge of your seat excitement.”

    Brein Lopez, Children’s Book World, Los Angeles, CA


    "The Keeper of Night is dark and delicious — dripping with vivid descriptions of Yokai and Shinigami that completely immerse the reader in the world of Japanese mythology. Ren wants nothing more than to belong — and because her mother was a Shinigami, the British Reapers will never fully accept her. Action-packed and light on the romance, this book will keep readers up at night as they race to the end to find out if Ren will succeed in her quest!"

    -Kelsy April, Bank Square Books, Mystic, CT and Savoy Bookshop & Cafe, Westerly, RI


    “Fitting in is hard — especially so when you're the daughter of a British grim reaper and a Japanese Shinigami. To the Reapers, she's a monster, but to the yokai and gods of Japan, she's still a foreigner. To understand her culture and her very identity, she'll have to overcome mortal challenges...and perhaps even death itself. The Keeper of Night is a page-turning, demon-slaying story of one girl's epic journey to find herself in a world in which she cannot exist.”

    Cat Chapman, The Oxford Exchange, Tampa, FL

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