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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
The Mystic Marriage - Heather Rose Jones

This is one of those books that makes a really good case for small press/independent/self-publishing. The pacing is quiet and slow, which is right for the story it’s telling. I love the worldbuilding and the characters; this wasn’t a super emotional read, but it was a very satisfying one. The conflict at the end seems a bit rushed, but I like Antuniet a lot & resonate with her journey. And I really liked that we still get Margerit and Barbara’s points-of-view