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.
This book felt like the distillation of all the dystopia stereotypes. I was hopeful about it, because the Asian-American aspect sounded interesting, and there’s a sneaky street thief! But I didn’t believe in the characters or the plot and the political background didn’t work for me at all. In short, one I wanted to like and didn’t. [Jan 2011]