BREADCRUMBS by Anne Ursu, illustrations by Erin McGuire. This book is in my TOP 5 ALL TIME FAVORITES. A retelling of THE SNOW QUEEN by Hans Christian Andersen, this book is so much more than it's inspiration. A MUST READ for all fans of fantasy. The protagonist, Hazel, is a fantasy lover as well and mentions many great books in her narrative.
SEVEN SORCERERS by Caro King. Hands down, best fantasy I have read in a long time (and fantasy is my favorite genre.) Second only to Anne Ursu's stunning BREADCRUMBS. SEVEN SORCERERS is a MUST! Please click through and read my review - too hard to sum up here!