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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
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.