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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
Black Heart - Holly Black Holly Black’s Black Heart is lovely, an excellent and satisfying conclusion to the trilogy. Cassel stops being a character who reacts to life. I do wish we had a way to see into Lila’s head a little more, but that’s the problem with first person, isn’t it? We can only see her as Cassel does. Also, there was a moment where Holly Black cunningly (I am sure) made me mad at Cassel on Barron’s behalf, which prompted me to wonder if we were in opposite world. Nice flip-flop/complication of the characters there. (Came out April 3, bought a copy at Books a Million)