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Frances Hardinge
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Jackie's Booklikes
Jackie's Booklikes rated it 3 months ago
A witch is a "woman practicing sorcery." The Oxford English Dictionary explains that sorcery is the "supposed art of influencing [the] course of events by occult control of nature or of spirits, witchcraft." By definition a witch, differs from a sorcerer, in that they do not use physical tools or ac...
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Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom rated it 5 months ago
Another Hugo ballot book, this time something from the YA list, and again something I probably wouldn't have ended up reading otherwise - that's one good thing about these kind of awards, I guess, that you might come across stuff that's outside your usual stomping grounds... A Skinful of Shadows i...
Saturdays in Books
Saturdays in Books rated it 6 months ago
I quested this being in the YA category for the first few chapters as the protagonist was so barely in the age range that it felt more like middle grade. Of course, after a few chapters, not only does the plot get out of MG, but time skips forward a few years and this turns into an honest to goodnes...
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Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 7 months ago
Faith Sunderly leads a double life. To most people, she is reliable, dull, trustworthy - a proper young lady who knows her place as inferior to men. But inside, Faith is full of questions and curiosity, and she cannot resist mysteries: an unattended envelope, an unlocked door. She knows secrets no o...
Darth Pony
Darth Pony rated it 9 months ago
After the awesomeness that was Cuckoo Song, I was fully expecting to love The Lie Tree. I did not. I hyped myself up, and set myself up for disappointment. Not bitter disappointment. More a general listless deflated feeling. Woe is me. The story is interesting and the writing is good. Hardinge is ...
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