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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

Robert Macfarlane
The Lost Tools of Learning and the Mind of the Maker
Dorothy L. Sayers
Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Lost Stars
Claudia Gray, Phil Noto
Fiona Wood
The Seventh Bride
Hope in the Dark
Rebecca Solnit
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
Natasha Pulley
The Secret of a Heart Note
Stacey Covington-Lee
Outrun the Moon
Stacey Lee
S. Jae-Jones
The False Prince - Jennifer A. Nielsen Oh, friends, I wanted to love this book. I really did. So many other people loved it, and also said it was like The Thief. Looking back, this may have been a problem because it set up unrealistic expectations. Nothing is ever like The Thief. In the case of The False Prince, the comparison made me suspicious of Sage from the beginning, which messed up the plot. Also, I felt like a lot of the characterizations were inconsistent or didn’t make sense somehow. So…yeah. I really wanted to like this one, to love it, but in the end I just found myself vaguely annoyed.


I had some more thoughts about The False Prince and, more specifically, Sage in relation to Gen