Sunshine - Robin McKinley - Story about a war-ravaged future where a young girl slowly comes to terms with her own powers and family past, as she is thrust into the vampire side of life. One of the best characterisations seen, with the main character dealing with this stuff realistically for once - with a good dose of humour. Bloody wish she would write a sequel.
Bareback - Kit Whitfield - A modern world where everyone are werewolves, with a few exceptions called barebacks. A really gritty but enthralling tale that combines a mystery set against a backdrop of discrimination and poverty, and the desire to love. Really good.
Thief with no Shadow - Emily Gee - A nice little book which is fundamentally a romance I suppose, but set in a fantasy world (although not heavy on this). Very good characterization, really draws you in. Lot of funny moments. If you want something not as fluffy as most romances with a fantasy/historical bent, its worth an afternoon.
The Thief - Megan Whalen Turner - quite short book that follows the adventures on a theif who is pulled out of the king's dungeon to help a quest. Short, to the point, good fun. Very nice story.
Edited by ants, 10 February 2012 - 04:37 PM.