Nettle & Bone

by T. Kingfisher

Here are some things in this book: a bone dog, a possessed chicken, a failed fairy godmother, a goblin market, a disgraced knight, three impossible tasks, and an improbable quest to kill an evil prince.

It reminded me a bit of The Last Unicorn and The Princess Bride—a twisted not-exactly-fairytale-but-also-fairytale. It’s a perfect magical nugget of a fantasy novel. Highly recommended.