Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Five of the best books about fantastical islands

Simon Sylvester is a writer, teacher and occasional filmmaker. His debut novel is The Visitors.

One of Sylvester's five favorite books about fantastical islands, as shared at Tor.com:
The Girl With Glass Feet by Ali Shaw

The wintry archipelago of St. Hauda’s Land is the setting for this magic realist coming-of-age tale. Ali Shaw captures both characters and landscapes caught in stasis, woodlands and frozen fens in hibernation. Magic flits between the branches, drifts of jellyfish light the icy waters, and Ida McLaird is slowly turning to glass. Ida’s search for a cure reopens old wounds but also brings the chance of redemption, her journey across the island taking her from heart-stopping danger to nothing less than true love.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: The Girl with Glass Feet.

--Marshal Zeringue