The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare. I've tried to make this a decent review, though don't be surprised if this is mostly me fangirling about Magnus and Malec. Rating: ★★★★★
Graceling (Graceling Realm #1) by Kristin Cashore. A lovely YA fantasy novel with a strong, sword-wielding heroine. Creative and enjoyable. Fun characters, a unique and interesting world, and an engaging plot. ♥ YA fantasy. Click through for full review.