Silver in the Wood is a woodsy folktale that harkens to the old gods and mischievous fae.
Maddeningly beautiful, I loved the lushness and richness of A Fierce and Subtle Poison. Beautifully written, as wild as the islands, and as mystical as a witch.
For November, I'll be reading through Middle Eastern-themed fiction, including a few I've read before, but loved.
It's one of those books that, if you give it a chance and get back into the mindset of a young girl, will transport you to another world where your days are carefree and magic is still real.
Based more on Persian folklore, Whichwood tells the story of Layla, a mordeshoor who washes the dead and sends their spirits off to the next world. And by washing the dead, I mean that she washes the bodies in a tub, hangs them on a clothesline to dry, and then plucks a rose petal out of her mouth.
I was in a fantasy reading slump for months - and The Phantom Forest pulled me out of it.
Overall, a good read if you want some woodsy magic and dragon slaying.
Chapter 48 of the book I am writing.
Suzanne Collins strikes again with the fourth installment of the Hunger Games series. This one follows Cornelius Snow before he's become President Snow, when he's just 18 years old. A perfect companion to the series, and frankly, I want more Snow books.
I expected a bit more, since I've loved Arden's other books, especially the Winternight trilogy. Not a bad book, but certainly Arden's weakest.