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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
For Darkness Shows the Stars - Diana Peterfreund I’m not sure how I feel about this one. On one hand, I wasn’t annoyed by it and I’m often seriously dubious about Austen re-tellings. Mostly I just don’t read them for fear of rageiness (Hush, it is a word). However, I also felt like Kai’s character in particular didn’t quite measure up to the original. I wanted to like him, but for most of the book he just seemed like a bit of a jerk, whereas Captain Wentworth doesn’t. But then, I really liked what Peterfreund did with the world and the class aspect. So I am conflicted.