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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
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/