21. The Queen of Attolia
by Megan Whalen Turner
Second in the Queen's Thief Trilogy, This intricate plots and multidimensional characters wrap the reader in the faraway world of Attolia. Eugenides is as charming as ever, but the darkness that faces him requires courage of a deeper kind.
Middle Grade Fiction (according to amazon, but I disagree)
I really enjoyed this, and though there is nothing objectionable, I don't think this would be that interesting to someone younger than 15.
"I don't feel like a hero. I feel like an idiot."
"I think heroes generally do, but those men believe in you."
"I did wait until I was outside before I threw up."