I could not believe my luck when I was sorting through my Kindle and found this! I love Intisar Khanani's work so much and have been really craving something of hers to read for a while. I'm shocked that I hadn't read this before now!
TITLE: The Bone Knife
AUTHOR: Intisar Khanani
SERIES: The Theft Of Sunlight (#0.5)
GENRE: Fantasy, Young Adult, Short Stories
RATING: 4.5/5 Stars
Rae knows how to look out for family. Born with a deformed foot, she feigns indifference to the pity and insults that come her way. Wary of all things beautiful, Rae instantly distrusts their latest visitor: an appallingly attractive faerie. Further, his presence imperils the secret her sister guards. But when the local townspeople show up demanding his blood, Rae must find a way to protect both her sister’s secret and their guest.
Even if that means risking herself.
For me, Intisar Khanani's knack when it comes to writing short stories is unrivalled. I come out of a 35 page story feeling like I've read a 300+ page novel because she sets her characters and world up so well, and gives each story a strong beginning, middle and end. Khanani just does fantasy so well, knowing why her readers love the genre but also managing to put fresh, eciting and diverse new twists on it. I particularly loved Rae in this one and look forward to seeing more of her in 'The Theft Of Sunlight' coming out!