An absolute joy to read. I hadn't read YA in a long while and it was a great change of pace for me, and so refreshing. Not much romance but that's what made it a great YA read.
The author created a whole new world, full of wonders and new traditions, a very feasible after-war world without going over the top and a sort of new kind of heroine.
The ending was frustrating but I'd say that's what made it a good ending (arghhhhhh...) and now that I know the other books in the series tie up with this one I can't wait to start reading them. This was a great suggestion and I know I wouldn't have read it if it wouldn't have been picked by one of my GR group so I'll forever be thankful to them XD