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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
Libriomancer
Jim C. Hines
Elizabeth & Leicester: Power, Passion, Politics
Sarah Gristwood
Darkwood - M.E. Breen A very well written fantasy. Good characterization. I liked the fact that in this day of vampires and werewolves and fairies all repeating each other ad nauseum, it actually felt original. I do wish that the big reveal had been given a little more time–that someone had asked the questions I wanted to ask. I think there were answers to my questions, but they just sort of got skipped over. The story was tied up nicely, but I could see a sequel–if there is one, maybe that will help. The only other issue I had was that the front flap said something about fairy tales, but I saw very little in the actual story to remind me of them. Maybe I’m being a little too literal, but other than a bit of atmosphere and a forest, I just didn’t see it. On the other hand, M.E. Breen has my first two initials, so clearly she is bound to be awesome. [June 2010]