“The Witch’s Boy by Kelly Barnhill
We lift our eye to the heavens, but we live on the ground.
This is certainly an author to watch if you like beautiful fantasy stories, without all the Tolkien-esque standards you may be used to. This is the type of storybook I would gladly read to my daughter, or give as a gift to a young teen.
The story is about a ‘the wrong boy’ who is not that gifted in anything really, but has to take care of some magic and becomes a bit brave in the process all while saving everybody!
When I first finished this, I thought it was better than the author’s second book, The Girl Who Drank the Moon, but upon further reflection, I’m not sure I still feel that way. I am sure though, that both of these novels are great, and have enough action, and wit, to keep an adult as entertained as a teenager.
This novel also reminded me a bit of the Earthsea series because it isn’t your ‘typical’ YA fantasy novel, and her interesting characters.
Rating: ★★★★ Book #95 in my My 2020 Reading Challenge #BookReview #Books #Fantasy #YA #KellyBarnhill”,