The Bird and the Sword, by Amy Harmon 4 Stars
This is a fantasy story about a young girl whose words can become real. In her world, those with gifts like healing or shifting or telling, are being hunted. It is against the law to have magical gifts. Lark sees her mother killed in front of her for something Lark did. So she doesn’t speak. Her words are only in her head, but still, they have magic. Tiras, the son of the King who killed Lark’s mother is secretly gifted as well.
There is evil about in the land. Strange flying creatures are killing people everywhere and Tiras, fully grown and now king after is father’s death, has come for Lark and he needs her and her words to combat the new evil.
So this is the story of their fight for good over evil and along the way they fall in love. But love has its dangers too.
The writing is excellent and is a nice read. I fully enjoyed it and recommend it. I think YA readers will really enjoy this novel.