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Brigitta of the White Forest Reviewed By Sharon Hunt of Bookpleasures.com
The cover art itself is finished thanks, Todd Lockwood for going above and beyond! Suffice to say … it looks GOOD. Each of those letters got a bookmark with a portion of the art on it, and on the backside a QR code that leads to the page where you can order the book. We are tickled to death about this! See all the Nebula nominees. The anthology will feature award-winning writers and writers of special note who have passed through the Clarion West Writers Workshop since , and will be edited by award-winning editor Ellen Datlow, who has taught at Clarion West in the past and will be teaching again in We are expecting the anthology to be released in the Spring.
You can read more about it in the press release. The stories were written in the twelve days leading up to Christmas , one per day. A Christmas party in zero gee; ten fancy men leaping through a cattle drive camp; a dancer at the end of the world—these are not your typical Christmas images, just as these are not your usual takes on the twelve days of Christmas. Sandra Odell brings an edgier, more fantastical approach to the holiday season, reimagining the classic song in her own way.
A perfect collection for Christmas! Sign up to receive news about upcoming titles and more from Hydra House Books! All Authors Ellen Datlow K. Search Site. Stay tuned! Keep watching! Soon it will be here! Congratulations, Cat! Brigitta is brave, even though she doesn't realize it.
She's determined to make things right in her village, so she sets off on what seems to be an impossible task. After everything is resolved, she is shocked to find that her destiny markings have finally revealed themselves. While she's trying to understand the great change that she will face, she has a pretty deep conversation with Ondelle, the High Priestess of the faeries, about destiny.
Ondelle shares some words of wisdom with Brigitta when she tells her "to allow all destinies to unfold as they should.
If you look at the book from a literary stand point--which I would be inclined to do with my students-- you can see several similarities to the classic struggles of good against evil in literature. There are evil villains with dubious plots and young heroes that have to discover their inner strengths and final destinies.
Young Brigitta begins the story as a faerie that doesn't fit in or understand her place in the faerie society.
By the end of the book, she has an idea of what her future holds, even though she doesn't think she can fulfill the high expectations. I couldn't help but think of The Lord of the Rings as I read through this book, which isn't a bad thing, considering I liked those books as well. The plot is fast paced and starts quickly. You are sucked in to the story within the first two chapters. I was very thankful that it did not take long to develop the plot, and that the plot moved quickly throughout the book.
The names were highly original, but I also found them a mouth full. If I had to read this book aloud, I might have some difficulty pronouncing all the names and places. Of course, that is a minor detail that doesn't interfere with the story at all. My favorite aspect of the entire book is the great detail that went into describing the setting and characters. The touchy relationship between Brigitta and Himalette was very believable. I could picture the looks of irritation on Brigitta's face as her younger sister sang her invented nonsense songs. The characters were very well developed and enjoyable, and I enjoyed them all.
I would say that this book is intended for the younger readers year olds that enjoy E. Baker's books.
It might seem a bit childish for the traditional YA reader. Brigitta is just reaching the point of "The Change," so she isn't as mature in some aspects as some of the more well known characters in YA literature. Brigitta of the White Forest is a clean, fast paced adventure that I would certainly recommend to any reader that enjoys stories about faeries and a good light-hearted read.
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