“Where is your bookmark?”
I realized last week I missed an opportunity to welcome the greatest month of the year, October, with reading a horror novel. Then a book I have waited on for weeks arrived. My digital bookmark is on the novel, “My Soul to Keep” by Tananarive Due, as I downloaded it from my library. I learned about Due on the podcast, “Pod Save the People,” last year as she was a guest speaking about “Black Panther.” I enjoyed her enthusiasm and the mediums she writes in with horror and Afro-futurism. She is also intriguing to follow on Twitter.
The novel is about Jessica, who is newly married to David. In a lot of ways, David feels distant to Jessica. When she learns that his family centuries ago sold their souls to have immortality, David’s family has decided that he must leave his family. He fights save his family with a forbidden ritual with a harrowing fight from the immortal brethren. I mean, what a plot and arc for these characters! The writing is captivating and sensory. The novel is the first of a series that I look forward to delving into.