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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
Kill Me Softly - Sarah Cross Sarah Cross’s Kill Me Softly tells the story of Mirabelle, a young girl drawn back to the town where her parents died. When she arrives, she finds two brothers, a town full of secrets, and a dark past. This was a book that I enjoyed a lot while I was reading it. Then I finished and sat there for awhile and went, "Huh." I liked the fairy-tale mashup, though I spotted all the story analogues about a mile away (the perils of having been raised on the original Grimm). I liked where the relationship part ended up, though I felt impatient about how long it took for the characters to get there. All of this sounds a bit lukewarm, but I did find it fast paced and a fun read. If you like fairy tales, this is a good one to keep an eye out for, as it feels both like an accurate reflection of the sources and an original story. (Out April 10, eARC from NetGalley)

A shorter version of this review was published at By Singing Light on April 7, 2012: http://bysinginglight.wordpress.com/2012/04/07/this-will-be-known/