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A Creature of Moonlight
Rebecca Hahn
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Elizabeth Hand
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Lois McMaster Bujold
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Kseniya Melnik
Queen's Own Fool - Jane Yolen, Robert J. Harris Enjoyable YA historical fiction, from the point of view of Mary, Queen of Scots' court jester.
I tend to like Jane Yolen, and this book did not disappoint, even though it is co-written (by Robert J. Harris - don't know much about him as a writer). It is a little juvenile in tone, more so than some YA books - it's an entertaining, fast-paced light read.
I did find myself wishing for a bit more depth and complexity, and more historical detail - but I still enjoyed it 4-stars' worth.
Plus - excellent and appropriate cover art by Cynthia von Buhler.