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.
Okay, so most of this book is a very competent middle book, a little on the quiet side but fine for those of us who like our fiction character-based. And then we get to the last 20 pages or so, and it turns into something altogether different and MJ is clearly AN EVIL GENIUS who has taken EVIL GENIUS LESSONS from Sarah Rees Brennan or something, because she gives us exactly what we want and then RIPS IT AWAY FROM US AND BREAKS OUR HEARTS AND GIVES US ALL THE FEELS. And by us, I mean me.