Book: Fall of a Kingdom
Author: Hilari Bell
If you're in the mood for a young adult fantasy novel this month, check out Fall of a Kingdom. Based on the Persian myth of Sorahb, the story follows three young people (Soraya, Jiaan, and Kavi) as their kingdom, Farsala, is invaded by the Hrum empire. The book is the first in the Farsala Trilogy. It's a favorite of mine due to its crisp style, its beloved (but definitely flawed) characters, and its unique aspects, such as the way it portrays magic. I highly recommend adding this to your summer reading list!