I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Songstone by Lena Goldfinch
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
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Songstone is about a girl named Kita who can record stories into stone. She was separated from her own people and forced to live as a servant and slave for an evil sorcerer. Everyone is afraid of her because she doesn’t look the same as everyone else (she has light skin, red hair, and green eyes). She meets Pono, a young journeyman from another village and she finally escapes her evil master and finds her family…and they also reject her in many ways.
The one thing that struck me about this book was Kita’s alienation. I just felt uneasy the entire book thinking about what she was going through, how she never got a break, how the whole world seemed to be against her. I really found myself caring, and wanting her to overcome. And I found myself rooting for the romance between Kita and Pono…two kindred spirits trying to make their way in the world. And all of this set in a mysterious island filled with magic, spirits, volcanoes, and races of people who were afraid of each other. I can’t say that I have read any fantasy quite like this in a while..where the heroine of the story is so vulnerable and lost. This is a really good story about finding your way and finding where you fit in. Another great work from Lena Goldfinch.