Despite the problems that prevented me from fully falling in love with Warbreaker as I did with Skyward, this was a heartwarming story with good, clean banter, effective prose, and a few slick twists that made me ashamed of relying on first impressions.
It's only the 2nd, so it's not too late to wish everyone Happy New Year again. But it's also the 2nd, which means it's not too early to be getting back to work. Woo!
This is a fresh take on YA not focused on romance, empowerment or sending a message, but a fine-tuned coming of age story against a backdrop of sci-fi badassery.