Pretty much everything here originally appeared at my actual blog: By Singing Light. I particularly focus on upper middle-grade and young adult books. I also enjoy adult genre books, especially speculative fiction.
Second in the Touchstone Trilogy. I liked this one a bit better, I think, mostly because Cassandra starts to feel more comfortable in her surroundings and becomes more active and competent. It is definitely a detail and character oriented story, partly due to the diary format, I think. It makes sense for diaries to include all kinds of everyday details and in fact they almost have to. But things definitely happen, some of them worrisome and some happy-making.