If Among the Beasts & Briars and The Lord of the Rings combined into a beautiful fairytale, you would have The Arrow and The Crown by Emma C. Fox. You're drawn in from the very first scene, and it never lets up. Normally good about guessing twists, I was pleasantly surprised all the way to the end. Fans of YA fantasy won't want to miss this eloquently written novel that features everything from magic and nature to complex relationships.
I can't wait to read more from this author — especially since she lives in my same town! Definitely five stars for this one!
One day, I hope to publish a book half as good as the ones on this blog.