A Creature of Moonlight, by Rebecca Hahn -5*
pub Houghton Harcourt Muffin Children's Books
out May 6th 2015
The Flower Girl, rightful heir to the kingdom, lives with her Gramps the deposed king at the edge of the woods - where strange creatures live and other girls are lured away, never to be seen again. add in a castle and court, a dragon and a very feisty young heroine and you've got the recipe for a fairytale - and this one doesn't disappoint.
There are books you label exciting, or complex, or just a fun read. All good. There aren't so many for which the word that comes to mind is 'magical' but this is one.
The story is deceptively simple, beautifully written, and the POV character has a fresh, distinctive voice from page one. Definitely one to look out for.
Though maybe not what many people are in the habit of reading I'd say try it anyway and be surprised. It's unique and that's always worth a look?