Friday, February 3, 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Looking for a trenchant, imaginative, beautifully written novel to read this month? Look no further: it's The Scourge, by A. G. Henley.
Both Stephanie and I worked on this novel, and when the author said she had no formal writing experience, I almost couldn’t believe it—this definitely does not read like a first novel, this reads like the work of a talented, long-published author. Her use of language is beautiful, the world she's created so detailed and fascinating and consistent, and the personal story of protagonist Fenn is just wonderful. I love all the characters—especially the star-crossed lovers at the heart of this dystopian YA (though definitely ageless) novel.