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By Singing Light

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.

Currently reading

The Lost Tools of Learning and the Mind of the Maker
Dorothy L. Sayers
The Seventh Bride
T. Kingfisher
Hope in the Dark
Rebecca Solnit
Outrun the Moon
Stacey Lee
Midnight Thief
Livia Blackburne
The White Hart
Nancy Springer
The Great Wall Of Lucy Wu
Wendy Wan-Long Shang
Jim C. Hines
Elizabeth & Leicester: Power, Passion, Politics
Sarah Gristwood


A Question of Magic - E.D. Baker

Middle grade fantasy in which a  young girl ends up becoming the next Baba Yaga. But it’s more complicated and dangerous than that initially sounds. This was an interesting mix of light-hearted and serious, which I think actually works really well for the target audience. I have some small reservations about the ending, but overall really liked this fairy tale retelling.

Source: http://bysinginglight.wordpress.com/2016/04/04/march-round-up