This is one of the books that I really really really like. It was a perfect fantasy book with the perfect amount of magic, friendship, bickering, action, and of course romance!
The relationship between the two main characters followed the I hate you/I love you pattern; it started with them outright hating each other, then they bickered with one another, eventually turning to teasing and mutual respect, to finally love. Although this type of love story had been done before I really enjoyed the way the authur made it different, plus I loved finding the subtle parts in the text where you could see someone was starting to fall for the other.
Anyways, the romance in this story is not the main part of it...it was probably just the part I enjoyed the most. Everyone should go out and READ this book, it is definitely worth it.
I can't wait for the next book in the series...hopefully it lives up to my expectations.