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Kim Reads Books About Things

I like most books, particularly children's and YA. The fact that I am 21 does not and will never hinder this, and it shouldn't. A good book is a good book is a good book. Anyway. I'll read anything I can get my hands on if the mood suits me.

Under a Painted Sky is One of 2015's Best Debuts

Under a Painted Sky - Stacey Covington-Lee

Some suspension of disbelief may be required to fully enjoy this beautifully-written western, but trust me: it's worth it. This band of cowboys (and girls disguised as boys) is wonderfully characterized, and though the pace can sometimes be a little bit slow, everything leads to a satisfying conclusion.


I'd write more about this one, but it's better read than talked about, really. It's too hard to go into detail about it without spoiling a few key plot points. But this book has something for everyone. There's plenty of adventure, a splash of incredibly complicated and forbidden romance, some truly grisly moments, and a thread of suspense that is so taut that one might start pleading with the characters to make the right choice... whatever that is.


The ending might be a little bit too neat for some, but that's a small complaint. I can't wait to see what Stacey Lee writes next!