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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
Kingfisher
Hope in the Dark
Rebecca Solnit
Outrun the Moon
Stacey Lee
Suffer Love
Ashley Herring Blake
Midnight Thief
Livia Blackburne
The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind
Meg Medina
The White Hart
Nancy Springer
The Great Wall Of Lucy Wu
Wendy Wan-Long Shang
Libriomancer
Jim C. Hines
A Confusion of Princes - Garth Nix Oh, the worldbuilding! It’s amazing! I loved the Princes, the implications, the way the different groups interacted. I liked our narrator, Khemri, a lot. And then he gets dumped in a human world and I felt like all of that magic and tension that had been building totally died in favor of a kind of boring love story. SIGH. It’s worth reading because the beginning is fantastic and also you may disagree with me.