Title: Chalice

Author: Robin McKinley

Summary: Mirasol was a simple woods keeper, taking care of her bees and goats when members from the Circle, whom rule the land, came to her cottage. Mirsaol was to become the new Chalice of the Willowlands – meaning that it was now her job to listen to and heal the land.

But she is not the only new member of the Circle, for the Master had died as well, and his brother, a Fire Priest, is coming to fill in the position. But no one has ever heard of a Fire Priest coming back into the realm of humans, let along to become a Master. Together can the two keep the lands from dying? Or will a new Master have to take control? The story is compelling, a light-hearted fantasy, with an interesting heroine and a cast of characters whom you’ll grow to love.

Who will like this book?: Those seeking a light book with cute romance that’s not too intense. It flows well and is great for just before bed. There’s not too much action, but I thought it to be very well written and engaging.

If you like this, you should try: The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley, The Secret Country by Jane Johnson,  and Fairest by Gail Carson Levine.

Recommended by:ZZ, Fairfield resident and avid reader