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.
All right, my wordiness is decreasing as the number of books I have yet to review increases. So, bullet points!
All in all, this is one I would recommend to any number of people, though not necessarily in a super-gushy way.
Book source: public library
Book information: Delacorte (Random House), 2013; YA, historical fiction
I read this book for the 2013 Cybils. You’ll be able to see all of my Cybils reviews by clicking here.
Cover talk: I really have problems with the cover, which seems to contradict so much of what the book says about beauty. I know that covers are meant to sell books, but surely there’s a way to do that which doesn’t undermine the story inside? The overall packaging is gorgeous–all those lovely swirly lines–but I don’t believe that the girl on the cover is Maude, and that’s a problem.