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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

Tortilla Sun

Tortilla Sun - Jennifer Cervantes

The family parts of this were lovely, as was Izzy’s coming of age and the different cultural aspects. As an outsider, I found them lovingly and carefully depicted. I really appreciated the range of experiences that Cervantes manages to show. I wasn’t quite as much a fan of the magical elements, which didn’t seem to ever quite coalesce. But that’s less important in this story, so I wasn’t hugely bothered.

Source: http://bysinginglight.wordpress.com/2013/08/12/tbr-readathon-update-2