Posted in July 2012

Donkeyskin by Midori Snyder

Donkeyskin by Midori Snyder There was the sight Grey and monstrous, rubbed with ashes and grit Father’s skin in the moonlight, shadows from my door His jaw stretching into the room There was the smell Rank and cloying, the tang of smoked flesh Father’s exhalations on the surface of my skin A tooth decayed from … Continue reading

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

After a short break reading other books and spending time in distant literary lands, I’m back in the world of shadowhunters with the 5th installment in Cassandra Clare’s City of Lost Souls. I’ve voraciously devoured Clare’s 7 books over the last 6 months, but I unfortunately just discovered that the next one isn’t due out … Continue reading

On Starlight…

“Stars are beautiful, but they must not take an active part in anything, they must just look on forever. It is a punishment put on them for something they did so long ago that no star now knows what it was.” – J.M. Barrie

Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede

Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede

A combination of Fire, Little House on the Prairie, and Harry Potter, Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede swept me away to an alternate history of the United States and a Wild West where mystical beasts roam the wilderness, and magic is read about in newspapers instead of fairy tales. The story follows Eff, a young girl … Continue reading