Why this book?
If you're a fan of Tamora Pierce in any way, this is one of my go-to recommendations. Green Rider has been one of my favorite books since the first time I read it. I still lived in Michigan when I discovered it, and stepping out my door felt like entering the forests of the novel. I sometimes thought if I just listened, maybe I would hear the sound of hoofbeats calling me to adventure. Not only is the setting highly immersive, but Karigan is stubborn and headstrong—a brilliantly flawed heroine. She and Alanna would probably get along extremely well. Kristen Britain created something so believable and genuine, I can't recommend this book any harder.
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
It's a race against time to save her country, but it could cost her life . . .
Karigan G'ladheon always seemed to be getting into a fight, and today was no exception.
But as she trudged through the forest, using her long walk home to contemplate her depressing future - and the expulsion it was bound to hold - a horse burst through the woodland and charged straight for her. The rider was slumped over his mount's neck with two arrows embedded in his back. Wherever his horse was taking him, he would be dead before they got there.…