Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell
Fantasy, Verse, Young Adult
This was the Verse pick of February for the It’s Not Just A Book Club. It is written in verse, but is quite easy to follow; not intimidating at all. It is based on/ a retelling of the Arthurian legend and is really intriguing. I went into this not knowing much, so I’m not going to talk about it much. If you have read this book or want to see some more of my (and other people’s) thoughts, feel free to check out the groups goodreads page and the discussion for this book (the goodreads link is at the bottom of the post as always)!
There is some intriguing romance, some nice strong females and some nice relationships. I didn’t give this five stars because I felt like it could have done with being a little bit longer. Lisa spent a large portion of the book building Elaine (the main character)’s relationship with the boys in the camp, but she did more telling than showing of the relationship between Elaine and Gwynievere. I feel like, if this book was maybe 50-80 pages longer, Lisa could have built up that relationship and showed the development of it a lot more successfully than she did!
Apart from that, I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading more by Lisa Ann Sandell in the future. Also, certain romances I love… I recommend picking this book up if you like verse, or are looking to get into verse. I recommend it if you like Arthurian legends, romance and fast-paced books!