Thursday, June 21, 2012

Review of Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell

Synopsis: "The year is 490 AD. Fiery 16-year-old Elaine of Ascolat, the daughter of one of King Arthur's supporters, lives with her father on Arthur's base camp, the sole girl in a militaristic world of men. Elaine's only girl companion is the mysterious Morgan, Arthur's older sister, but Elaine cannot tell Morgan her deepest secret: She is in love with Lancelot, Arthur's second-in-command. However, when yet another girl -- the lovely Gwynivere-- joins their world, Elaine is confronted with startling emotions of jealousy and rivalry. But can her love for Lancelot survive the birth of an empire?"

My Review: Loved loved loved this book! There aren't a ton of books about the Lady of Shalott and I really enjoy Arthurian legend books so this was a must read for me. It is written in verse so may not be for everyone, the thing to keep in mind when reading when reading verse is that they don't have to rhyme and there doesn't have to be a set cadence, its all about the flow and rhythm. I found the flow of Song of the Sparrow fantastic, it just pulled you in and felt so natural. The story itself was also fantastic, a tiny bit of love and romance but it wasn't overwhelming and the characters personalities really stood out. The story moves along quickly and between that and the writing style, this book turns into a major page turner that you can't put down.  Did I mention that I love this book and you need to read it?!

My Rating: I honestly can't believe this book has been sitting in my TBR pile for a year or two!! If you have it or its in your TBR list, I suggest reading it! I don't think I can even properly put into words how much I loved this book other than give it a rating of Four Paws and a Stump Wag!

This book counts towards my Mount TBR Challenge and my Arthurian Legends Challenge for this year!


  1. K, I told you I had this one just sitting on my shelf. I'm going to read it next!

    1. I really hope you enjoy it as much as I did!