Fire  - Kristin Cashore Great characters. Great romance. Great adventure. Great exploration of sexism and gender, as always. Also really appreciated the touches on homosexuality within this world. But I miss Katsa! I know it's terrible to judge a book based on missing a character from another book, but there it is. :) Also, I am forever scarred by J.K. Rowling's overuse of the phrase "turn on his/her heel" (intern work!), so can't read it without feeling like there could be something else used. But that's my own personal weirdness.