So apparently continuing my Peter S. Beagle kick, I read The Unicorn Sonata. This is the story of Joey, a girl who follows some hauntingly beautiful music into another land (called Shei'rah). While full of many dangers, like the swarms of ravenous perytons, it is also a land of satyrs, water nymphs (called jallas), and the Eldest - the Unicorns. Joey discovers that it is from the unicorns that the music comes. But all is not well with them - for an unknown reason, the Eldest are going blind.
The Eldest were very interesting in this book. There were three "tribes" of them: one described as solid and earthy, one sea-like, and the other was like the sky. They came in a myriad of colours, sizes and shapes, while all remaining unicorns. Their blindness was also interesting, as they could still "see" physical objects in their minds, but they were lessened because they were not whole.
The Unicorn Sonata was an interesting story about a girl torn between two worlds: the magic that is Shei'rah, and the mundane world where her family (particularly her beloved grandmother, Abuelita) is. It is also the story of a talented musician struggling to write Shei'rah's soul into musical notation. While I didn't like The Unicorn Sonata as much as The Last Unicorn, it was still a very interesting and fun read.
*As of September 24/15, I am not taking any more requests from authors to read their books. I currently have too many books to read. I'll update this if/when that changes.*
I currently have 164 fiction books just sitting in my room to read (although that doesn't stop me from randomly picking books up at work or buying them on Kindle!). I've been keeping track of them on a paper list for years. This blog shares what I read as I attempt to get "the List" down to a more manageable number.
If you'd like to know what books are on the List, check out my Goodreads shelf devoted to them - it's my physical list digitized! I've also got a shelf for every book I've reviewed here on this blog.
Not everything I review here is actually on the List. Some books come from the library, some books are nonfiction (which are not included on the List), some books are on my Kindle (which have never been included on the List), and some books are given to me by friends and family.
Note: as of April 12/14, I am not going to add the *spoiler* warning I used to when I'm giving away details of books. I want to talk about the books I've read in whatever detail I'd like. So if you haven't read a book I'm reviewing, you might not want to read the review.