The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister
Published May 21st, 2019 by St. Martin’s Press
Emmeline lives an enchanted childhood on a remote island with her father, who teaches her about the natural world through her senses. What he won’t explain are the mysterious scents stored in the drawers that line the walls of their cabin, or the origin of the machine that creates them. As Emmeline grows, however, so too does her curiosity, until one day the unforeseen happens, and Emmeline is vaulted out into the real world–a place of love, betrayal, ambition, and revenge. To understand her past, Emmeline must unlock the clues to her identity, a quest that challenges the limits of her heart and imagination. Lyrical and immersive, The Scent Keeper explores the provocative beauty of scent, the way it can reveal hidden truths, lead us to the person we seek, and even help us find our way back home.
The Scent Keeper was a very interesting story and I look forward to reading more from the author, Erica Bauermeister in the future. Emmeline lives an enchanted childhood on a remote island with her father, but things don’t go as planned and she is eventually removed from the island by a loving couple who takes her in and sends her to school. This isn’t my usual genre, but I did really enjoy this book. It is definitely a coming of age story and I don’t want to give away too many details, but I found that the plot flowed pretty well throughout the book. The book is broken down into 3 different parts and I think that the 2nd section is probably me favorite. It is certainly a unique story and I haven’t read anything quite like it.
Thank you to the publisher, St. Martin’s Press, for sending me an ARC of this book and inviting me to participate in the blog tour.