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The Turning by Gillian Chan
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Jul 28, 2010

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bookshelves: ya, fantasy, mythology
Read on July 28, 2010

I've come across a few other recent novels referencing the Green Man mythos -- is this a fad? It would be interesting if it were, as the Green Man was also popular in the 19th century. This story isn't otherwise particularly historical; it is set in the present and deals with specifically Northanglian folklore. For the rest it is a standard YA fantasy of blood specialness and contact with the supernatural realm. Overall it was pretty good, and would be a 4-star if it had about 40 more pages to flesh out the final third, which seemed needlessly rushed.

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07/28/2010 page 67
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Miriam A couple other YA fantasies dealing with magic and/or faerie -- one of them might have been Triskellion but I don't remember for sure. I read so many disposable books in this genre.

Miriam I must own thousands of unread books... which always get put on the back burner, because borrowed books need to be returned...

Same here.

There are several good stories in the Faery Reel,

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