Sandry’s Book by Tamora Pierce
Brought to Winding Circle by a mysterious stranger, four children–a thief, a royal, and two outcasted girls–discover they are much more than they believed themselves to be. When the only place they’ve ever belonged is threatened, they must work together to protect their new home.
The book was a charming introduction to the Circle of Magic series, and a good choice for YA fans of light fantasy. I loved the diversity of characters. Each character had unique personalities, backgrounds, and abilities that made their interactions not only entertaining, but genuine. The world they live in is a pleasant blend of reality and magic. Overall, the book is an easy read, though at times it can be a little bit slow.