Among Others by Jo Walton

This is so much the book I’d wish I’d written… an intriguing tale of magic melding with science fiction in the adolescence of a young girl; an elegy to libraries and to the power of words. Teenager Mori has run away from the Welsh valleys, from her malignant mother, and the death of her belovedContinue reading “Among Others by Jo Walton”

Chime by Franny Billingsley

Briony is a witch. A despicable witch who can summon powerful winds to hurt her beautiful sister, invoke devastating floods to cripple her devoted stepmother, and who is sure to be hanged if the villagers ever find out about her wickedness. In the murk of Swampsea her self-loathing festers, as does the swamp cough thatContinue reading “Chime by Franny Billingsley”