Saturday, March 12, 2016

Jaleigh Johnson

Jaleigh Johnson is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Mark of the Dragonfly, and The Secrets of Solace. Her books for the Dungeons and Dragons Forgotten Realms fiction line include The Howling Delve, Mistshore, Unbroken Chain, The Darker Road, and Spider and Stone.

Recently I asked Johnson about what she was reading. Her reply:
I recently finished Anna-Marie McLemore’s beautiful debut novel The Weight of Feathers. First off, what a great title. I already know I’m in for something special. On the surface, the novel is a Romeo and Juliet story of the dangerous, bitter rivalry between two families of performers: the Palomas and their sworn enemies, the Corbeaus. But underneath it’s so much more. This is the kind of book where I’ll read a passage, catch my breath and go back and reread it just so I can soak up the beauty of the language. Star-crossed lovers Lace and Cluck are compelling characters with divided loyalties. I was caught up in their romance, and my heart broke as they struggled to remain true to their families and to each other. I want to give this book to everyone I know and tell them they’ll thank me later. What a great reading experience.
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--Marshal Zeringue