Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Girl Who Drank the Moon - Kelly Reagan Barnhill

In the Protectorate, the people live in
constant fear of a witch from the forest. This witch requests the youngest baby born that year to be presented to her on The Day of Sacrifice. This horrible tradition causes one mother to lose her mind when her baby is taken away from her.

Xan is the witch in the woods. She is kind, loving, and compassionate. Every year, Xan finds a baby waiting for her in the forest. She takes care of this baby and moves it to the cities on the other side of the forest. One year, Xan falls in love; she decides to keep a baby for herself.

This story is engaging but also doesn't enchant the reader. It's like a slow song that you can't help but sway to but not something you sing along and jump around to.

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