The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

This book is absolutely fantastic! Han “Cuffs” Alister is a reformed streetlord trying to take care of his Mam and sister, Mari—without thieving—using the skills he learned from summers in the forest with the clans. Times are tough, and the little money that he manages to make is often in danger from being stolen from the rival gang in Southgate who doesn’t know that he’s … Continue reading The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

Princess Academy

This book was absolutely lovely! Though, that really isn’t surprising considering that it was a Newbery Honoree in 2006. Whenever a Prince of Danland becomes eligible for marriage, the priests divine what territory the future princess will come from. This time, they divine that she will come from Mt. Eskel, an outlying mining province that is typically left out. The Princess Academy that is customarily … Continue reading Princess Academy