I am in awe of Hardinge's imagination and world-building. The gods have a whiff of Cthulhu about them, but the details of the world are unique. I was completely transported to this strange and terrifying setting as I read. The book has plenty of action, but it does not skimp on character development or haunting questions of morality. Highly recommended for fans of YA speculative fiction.
Deeplight by Frances Hardinge
7th & 8th
tags: adventure, dystopian, fantasy, fast-paced, horror, mythology