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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
Ombria in Shadow - Patricia A. McKillip Ombria in Shadow

One of my favorite McKillip bookks, I decided to re-read this one recently. I found the story as beautiful and haunting as I remembered. The city of Ombria and its hidden shadow city seem both tantalizingly familiar and utterly foreign. Most of the characters shift between good and bad as the story progresses and their actions reveal or hide their real intentions. McKillip's prose shines here, evoking a half-hidden world of shadows and light.

(and you can click {HERE} for a full-sized version of the beautiful cover art by Kinuko Y. Craft--or {HERE} to browse some of Craft's work.)

Book sources: ILL through my school library.