Thumbs up for Sunshine by Robin McKinley. Fantasy.

This was recommended to me by someone whose taste I trust, as, firstly, a vampire book for someone who didn’t like vampire books, and, secondly, a Robin McKinley book for someone who didn’t like Robin McKinley (I’d read one of her books once and hated it. And no, it was not Deerskin).… >> Read more

The Last Unicorn

Thumbs up for The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle. Fantasy.

This is a book that raises a quandary. It is one of the most beautifully written books I’ve ever read. Each line is like poetry and there are a dozen passages I want to copy out to savor again and again. But it is also one of the most heartbreaking books I’ve ever read.… >> Read more

White Cat (Curse Workers)

Thumbs up for White Cat by Holly Black. Young adult fantasy.

Holly Black’s Tithe and Ironside are two of my favorite fantasies, which outweighed my hatred of novels written in the present tense just enough that I thought I would give White Cat at the very least a half-assed try. Well, on p45, after a slightly slow start, things started taking off and I whizzed through the rest.… >> Read more