Trickster's Choice, by Tamora Pierce
I picked this up again after being stranded at my parents' house without a book to read, though to say that's a bad thing would be a lie. As anyone who reads my blog knows, I absolutely love Tamora Pierce's books, and this is no exception. This is part of a duet, rather than her normal four-book series, that follows Aly, the daughter of Alanna the Lioness and George Cooper, from the original Song of the Lioness series. Aly's life and skills are co-opted by the Trickster god, Kyprioth, to help return native rule to a group of islands that had been conquered by luarin (white foreigners) a few centuries ago. The raka (the natives) are downtrodden, second-class citizens. Aly is much more like George than Alanna: she wants to be a spy and is exceedingly good at it, but her parents won't let her. This is her chance to prove her worth to them, as well as change the fates of a people she slowly comes to respect and love. The book is fun and fast-paced, and I greatly look forward to rereading the second book soon.