Touch of Power by Maria V Snyder
I think my review went something along the lines of: OMG *flail* FANGIRL *flail* some more.
Avry steps into leadership positions when she needs to, kicks ass when she needs to, and comforts and mothers when she needs to. She’s got a great balance of feminine and masculine traits, and she’s neither an uber-warrior nor a damsel in distress. She grows throughout the novel as well. She’s like… my perfect heroine that I never wrote.
Draykon by Charlotte E English
My review of Draykon was roughly the same as my review for Touch of Power.
Charlotte has an obvious gift for beautiful prose and many a time I caught myself drooling over her wonderfully constructed sentences.
Entwined by Heather Dixon
I’m pretty sure this was more of the same.
Once I opened the book, I was blown away. Just blown away. I did not expect this calibre, wit, and execution. The characters were simply gorgeous. The writing was incredible. And the humour! I have never laughed out loud so many damn times in a novel that wasn’t 1) a comedy or 2) written by a comedian. It’s just… the humour! The fluff! The witty comebacks and fantastic situations!
Fire by Kristen Cashore
This novel broke my heart.
Fire’s character development was really awesome. I’m so sad that people put this book down half way through. She grows magnificently both in personality, character, and power. She makes her own choices, and even when her choice is taken away from her, she manages to gain control of the situation.
Talyn by Holly Lisle
Holly Lisle taught me everything I know about writing.