Jennifer Mo has been vigorously expressing herself since age 2, when "no" was her favorite and most frequently used word. Two decades later, she still likes it, though if pressed at swordspoint she might admit that she now prefers sesquipedalian terms like "phantasmagorical" and, well, "sesquipedalian."

A former English major and current graduate student of children's literature, Jennifer enjoys reading fantasy and children's fiction, fairy tales, 19th-century British literature and a smattering of nonfiction in topics as diverse (and yet potentially related) as fashion history, poison and etiquette. When she is not reading, reviewing or studying, Jennifer enjoys sketching, talking to cats, writing what may eventually become a novel, costuming, scouring used bookstores and wondering exactly how one goes about swashbuckling.

Reviews by Jennifer include:

CDs:

Achillea
Amadas Estrellas

Erik Ask-Upmark
Himlens Polska

Evan Bartholomew
Borderlands

Kerstin Blodig
Nordic Soul/Nordisk Sjel

Richard Burgess, Anders Adin & Patrik Wingard
Doggerland

Camille
Le Fil

Deuter
East of the Full Moon

Ludovico Einaudi
Divenire

Estampie
Signum

Hilary Field & Patrice O'Neill
Siente: Night Songs from Around the World

James Filkins
Borderline Normal

David & Steve Gordon
Earth Drum: The 25th Anniversary Collection, Vol. 1

Govi
Jewel Box

Guarneri Underground
Wander This World

Hands on Strings
Offroad

Hesperus
Neo-Medieval: Medieval Improvisations for a Postmodern Age

Iona
A Celebration of Twenty

Ed Johnson & Novo Tempo
Movimento

Jonsson, Carr & Marin
Timber!

Anwyn & George Leverett
Altar Wind

Dario Marianelli & Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Pride & Prejudice

Jody Marshall
Cottage in the Glen

Sarah McLachlan
Wintersong

Michael Mucklow
Clearly

Sharham & Hafez Nazeri
The Passion of Rumi

Thomas Newman
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

Joanna Newsom
The Milk-Eyed Mender

Niamh Ni Charra
On Da Thaobh (From Both Sides)

Panoramic
Rhythm Through the Unobstructed View

Al Petteway & Amy White
Land of the Sky
Winter Tidings

Emily Portman
The Glamoury

Anne Roos
A Light in the Forest
Mermaids & Mariners

Michel Sajrawy
Yathrib

Victor Saumarez
Swing Strings

Ravi Shankar
Flute & Sitar Music of India

Jonas Simonson
Crane Dance

Heidi Talbot
In Love & Light

various artists
Celtic Crossroads
The Celtic Lounge II
Israel
Latin Jazz
Prophecy 2: A Hearts of Space Native American Collection
Women of the World: Acoustic

Hans Zimmer, Henning Lohner & Martin Tillman
The Ring
The Ring II


Books:

Joan Aiken
The Felix Brooke Trilogy #1: Go Saddle the Sea
The Felix Brooke Trilogy #2: Bridle the Wind
The Felix Brooke Trilogy #3: The Teeth of the Gale

Lloyd Alexander
The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio
Vesper Holly #6: The Xanadu Adventure

Len Bailey
Fantasms

E.D. Baker
The Frog Princess

Lynne Reid Banks
The Adventures of King Midas

Clive Barker
Mister B. Gone

Aiden Beaverson
The Hidden Arrow of Maether

Hilari Bell
The Farsala Trilogy #2: Rise of a Hero
The Farsala Trilogy #3: Forging the Sword

K.M. Briggs
Kate Crackernuts

Michael Buckley
The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy-Tale Detectives, Book 1

Michael Cadnum
In a Dark Wood

Wim Coleman & Pat Perrin
The Taker & the Keeper

Kate Constable
Chanters of Tremaris #1: The Singer of All Songs

Bruce Coville
Oddly Enough

Dalai Lama
Beyond Religion

Kara Dalkey
The Nightingale

Joseph Delaney
The Last Apprentice #1: Revenge of the Witch

Cameron Dokey
Golden

Frederic S. Durbin
The Star Shard

Bruce Edwards
Further Up & Further In: Understanding C.S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe

Patricia Elliott
Murkmere

Sylvia Louise Engdahl
Journey Between Worlds
Stewards of the Flame

Catherine Fisher
Darkhenge

Monica Furlong
Colman
Robin's Country

Jessica Day George
Princess of the Midnight Ball
Tuesdays at the Castle

Adele Geras
Egerton Hall, Book 1: The Tower Room

Margaret Gray
The Ugly Princess & the Wise Fool

Lia Habel
Dearly, Departed

Shannon Hale
Book of a Thousand Days

Mette Ivie Harrison
The Princess & the Hound

Christopher Hart
Drawing Dragons & Those Who Hunt Them

Rachel Hartman
Seraphina

Merrie Haskell
The Princess Curse

Bernd Heinrich
Life Everlasting: The Animal Way of Death

Nancy Holder
Spirited

Patrice Kindl
Lost in the Labyrinth

Jackie French Koller
The Keepers #1: A Wizard Named Nell

Mercedes Lackey
The Black Swan
The Firebird
The River's Gift

Mercedes Lackey & Ellen Guon
Knight of Ghosts & Shadows

Margo Lanagan
Tender Morsels

Tanith Lee
The Claidi Journals #1: Wolf Tower
Dark Castle, White Horse
Gold Unicorn

Vicki Leon
Uppity Women of Ancient Times

Gail Carson Levine
The Two Princesses of Bamarre

Kathryn Littlewood
Bliss

Wendy Loggia
Ever After: A Cinderella Story

Gene Logsdon
A Sanctuary of Trees: Beechnuts, Birdsongs, Baseball Bats & Benedictions

D.J. MacHale
Pendragon #5: Black Water

Simone Maroney
Moon Child

Rafe Martin
Birdwing

Diane Matchek
The Sacrifice

Ellen Kindt McKenzie
The Golden Band of Eddris

Patricia McKillip
Solstice Wood

Catherine E. McKinley
Indigo: In Search of the Color That Seduced the World

Janet McNaughton
An Earthly Knight

Colin Meloy
The Wildwood Chronicles, Book I: Wildwood

Kai Meyer
Dark Reflections #1: The Water Mirror
Dark Reflections #2: The Stone Light
The Wave Walkers #2: Pirate Emperor

John Morressy
The Juggler

Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Wisdom's Kiss

C.E. Murphy
Urban Shaman #6: Spirit Dances

Donna Jo Napoli
Bound
Crazy Jack
Hush

Robert Newman
Merlin's Mistake

HP Newquist
The Book of Blood: From Legends & Leeches to Vampires & Veins

Garth Nix
A Confusion of Princes

Andre Norton
The Opal-Eyed Fan

Kenneth Oppel
Skybreaker
This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein

Meredith Ann Pierce
Waters Luminous & Deep

Paul Raffaele
Among the Cannibals: Adventures on the Trail of Man's Darkest Ritual

David Randall
In the Shadow of the Bear, #2: Chandlefort

Katya Reimann
The Tielmaran Chronicles, Book 1: Wind from a Foreign Sky

Jim Robbins
The Man Who Planted Trees

Frank Ryan
The Mystery of Metamorphosis: A Scientific Detective Story

SF Said
Varjak Paw, illustrated by Dave McKean

Josh Schonwald
The Taste of Tomorrow: Dispatches from the Future of Food

Josepha Sherman
The Horse of Flame
Windleaf

Sharon Shinn
Samaria Trilogy, Book 1: Archangel

Sherwood Smith
A Posse of Princesses
Wren to the Rescue

Lemony Snicket
The Beatrice Letters

Maria V. Snyder
Poison Study

Justin Somper
Vampirates #1: Demons of the Ocean

John Stephens
Books of Beginning: The Emerald Atlas

Laura L. Sullivan
Ladies in Waiting

Judith Tarr
His Majesty's Elephant

Beth Terry
Plastic Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit & How You Can Too

Heather Tomlinson
The Swan Maiden

Carolyn Turgeon
Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale

Anne Ursu
Breadcrumbs

Chris Van Allsburg
The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: 14 Amazing Authors Tell the Tales

Vivian Vande Velde
A Coming Evil
Curses Inc. & Other Stories
Once Upon a Test: Three Light Tales of Love
Remembering Raquel

Paula Volsky
The Sorcerer's Lady

G. Willow Wilson
Alif the Unseen

Chris Wooding
Storm Thief

Patricia C. Wrede
Snow White & Rose Red


Castle Waiting


Lloyd Alexander: A Tribute to the High King of Children's Fantasy.