one of the best high fantasy with a dash of romances I've read. I usually have a lot of trouble reading high fantasy, but no- not this book. It hit the mark and I'm pretty much keening for the second book already.
Meira is an orphan fighting to save her homeland Winter. She, along with 7 other refugees, are the only ones who survived and Escaped Spring's siege on Winter. Their goal is to find the locket, a conduit for magic, which will help them bring prosperity to winter again.
So Meira is this awesome kick-ass soldier who never actually gets to do anything because the man who raised her, aka "sir" tells her she isn't good enough. Poor Meira. Oh, also Meira is in love with her Best friend and Winter's King Mather. He's sweet.
She eventually finds herself in another land Rhythm where she meets the Crown Prince Theron. Who is also sweet. And so the story goes from here...