Thursday, May 08, 2014

2014 book 99

Rebecca Hahn's A Creature of Moonlight
In this very interesting YA fantasy, protagonist Marni has been raised by her grandfather on the edge of a village, where they raise flowers in a magnificent garden. But he used to be the king, and gave up his throne to save her--because her mother fell in love with a dragon and had the dragon's baby, and was killed by her brother for it. Now the woods, full of fairies, are moving in, and men are starting to court teenage Marni--the only heir to the throne. Soon she's embroiled in court politics, which is pretty compelling. She also has magical fairy knitting abilities! I'm not entirely sure how I feel about the end (it's anti-climactic for sure), and the king and queen really could have used more character development, but Marni is a great heroine and this book felt really unique to me. B+/A-.

A review copy was provided by the publisher. This book is available now.

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