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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
Rot and Ruin - Jonathan Maberry I am really, really not a zombie person.* When I saw this one had won the Cybil for YA SF/F, I kind of groaned and went "REALLY?" And then I read it and enjoyed it, which just goes to show you. It's fast-paced and smart and funny and sad. I loved Tom and Benny's banter and the real relationship they had. It's another book where the defining relationship is familial, not romantic (though there is a bit of that as well). It wraps up nicely, though there's room for a sequel. The last 100 pages or so was a little weaker, in my opinion, especially with the sudden expositions all over the place, but all in all I was very pleasantly surprised.

* The first draft of this sentence was "Zombies leave me cold" [Feb. 2011]