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The Rising
Kelley Armstrong
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There
Ana Juan, Catherynne M. Valente
The Mark of Athena
Rick Riordan
Princess of the Silver Woods
Jessica Day George
The Serpent's Shadow
Rick Riordan
The Demigod Diaries
Rick Riordan
Scarlet
Marissa Meyer
Curse of the Thirteenth Fey: The True Tale of Sleeping Beauty
Jane Yolen
The Sandman: The Story of Sanderson Mansnoozie
William Joyce
Perfect Scoundrels
Ally Carter
The Dragonfly Pool - Eva Ibbotson 3.5 stars

Another historical novel for children from Ibbotson, this time set pre/during WWII. Gentle and unwaveringly optimistic in its outlook, it reminds me strongly of the novels of Hilda Van Stockum and Constance Savery. The plot is highly predictable, but still one that is enjoyable, with lots of believable characters. (Though the characters were not up to Ibbotson's usual standard.) I found Karil's relatives particularly vivid.