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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

House of Shadows

House of Shadows - Rachel Neumeier

And Rachel Neumeier’s House of Shadows is so lovely. Not one for every reader, certainly, but great if you’re the type of person who enjoys slow character development, understated romance, and truly lovely descriptions. Which I do. And I like the fact that it’s not a fairy tale retelling, and yet has the cadences and resonance of a fairy tale, especially the beginning. Plus a very VERY SPOILERLY bit related to Mage Ankennes which I will not go into, except to say that there’s a brilliantly subverted trope there, which made me think a lot about readerly expectations and so on.

Source: http://bysinginglight.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/rereadathon-update-2