But I do recommend both SKIN HUNGER and SACRED SCARS by Kathleen Duey. Highly recommend. Like, you should stop reading this blog and go get both books.
Aren't those covers beautiful? You can sit and stroke them, they're that great. And the stories inside...Awesome!
They're told from two characters, centuries apart. Hahp lives with magicians and endures cruel treatment as he learns magic. Sadima lives hundreds of years earlier and through her we learn the origins of the magicians Hahp encounters.
It's like that favorite pair of jeans. You settle in to both stories, each like a well-worn pantleg. And I can't imagine the story without both threads, which are so finely interwoven it feels natural and seamless.
And that's some freaking fine writing, my friends. The writing is as beautiful as the stories -- these books definitely deserve TEN STARS!
Not only that, but Kathleen Duey is made of awesome--and has a blog here (not that I'm stalking her or anything...)! Not just because she wrote the most amazing stories on the planet, but because she's going to personalize and sign book plates and send them to one lucky winner! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post -- today. I'll draw a winner tomorrow morning and contact the person for personalization and address issues. Then Kathleen will personalize and sign your prize!
And seriously, guys. Go read SKIN HUNGER and SACRED SCARS, stat. I can't wait for the next book!
Want another amazing book with another awesome author to add to your list? Go check out Christine Fonseca's favorite. And don't forget to check the Recommended Reads list for all the links to all the awesome.