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.
I’m always in favor of fairy tale re-tellings, or re-workings. This one did something interesting by tying together a number of different Grimm stories by using Hansel and Gretel in all of them. I didn’t mind the direct address of the narrator, but again (I feel like I’m saying this a lot this month) I never quite fell in love with it. [Apr. 2011]