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 wanted to like this book much more than I did. It was scary, and ultimately I felt like its attitudes were much more positive regarding families than some tried to claim. However, I felt that the depiction of the Other Mother took some cheap shots at religion that really dragged the book as a whole down.