Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Folk Keeper by Franny Billingsley

A YA I picked up because I liked the premise, and it didn't disappoint. That premise is a world based on certain elements of European folk tales: selkies, goblin-like Folk who kill chickens and spoil milk. These Folk are seriously nasty, too.

The world reminded me of the one in Cecilia Dart-Thornton's Bitterbynde Trilogy, which I found an intensely frustrating read. The writing style was odd and rather stilted, and the plot and characters went haywire in the last book. But the worldbuilding I thought was fantastic.

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