The Wren Hunt, by Mary Watson
Hardened by years of being hunted each St. Stephen's Day in tiny Kilshamble, Ireland, seventeen-year-old Wren, an Augur, is sent as a spy to the home of the most powerful Judge to try to regain control of the ancient, powerful magic her people once held.
Watson brings a deep and visceral voice to old stories as well as an authentic and modern urban sensibility, making this a highly stylized read -- School Library Journal Review
Calista is a nuanced, sympathetic antagonist; Wren's struggles between love and duty, fate and free will are transfixing; and Wren and Tarquin's forbidden romance feels at once modern and folkloric. -- Publisher's Weekly Review