Five Book Recommendations (and Another Thing or Two)
Novels for Your TBR List
Here's a shocking confession: I read A LOT of books. Also (and sometimes unfortunately), I rarely read a book anymore without critiquing and editing every page in my head--so there are fewer and fewer books I fall in love with. With that in mind, the following are books I've read lately that I greatly enjoyed. I think these are all considered Young Adult novels, and each has some fairy tale or folk tale qualities.
The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire
A Green and Ancient Light by Frederic S. Durbin
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (not a recent "new read" technically, but one I like to reread now and then because I love this book!)
In other news...
Here's a lovely review of The Gold-Son (from Goodreads), written by a teen reader who read an advance copy.
"If you want to read a fantastical novel, I promise you, this is the one for you. This story centered around leprechauns is one of the best fantasy novels I've read in a while. I laughed and cried and felt every emotion known to man--and it was glorious.
This YA fantasy novel is great for literally any age. I could go straight from reading this to kids to reading it myself to giving it to my mother to read. There's not one person that I wouldn't recommend this book to."--Olivia
The Gold-Son will be released June 20, 2017, and is available for pre-order on Amazon now.
Happy reading, everyone! Be sure to leave me a note in the comments if you read any of the novels I've suggested--or if you have a recommendation for me.