I have Graffiti Moon in my list this week too! From the rest of your list, I also loved Sorrow's Knot. And I really need to read Kat Incorrigible.
The Kat books are so much fun!
I just gave Pointe to a colleague for her daughter yesterday, and showed your review to her for evaluation! I should probably read it myself sometime... I generally find myself unsure who I should give DWJ to, much as I love her. I'm sure there are plenty of others I'm forgetting!
It is hard to match DWJ to readers unless I know them really well. And I'm glad my review was helpful to you!
Oh, The Horse and His Boy is my favourite Narnia tale, too! And The Runaway Princess, that's a book everyone should know. I wonder what Fran Billingsley is going to come out with next: she's one of those slow writers who take their time to craft amazing books.One of Robin McKinley's best IMHO that doesn't often get talked about is Deerskin. I reread it almost as often as The Blue Sword. And Kenneth Oppel's early Silverwing series should be recommended to anyone who likes animal protagonists, bats, or just anyone who likes good fantasy.Diane Duane's So You Want to Be a Wizard series is excellent if you like a sort of sci-fi version of magic (trust me, it's really cool) (and she just came out with a ninth installment). And I should give a shout out to Laini Taylor's first two novels, Blackbringer and Silksinger, because she still needs to finish that series!This is a really good TTT idea!
The Horse and His Boy is the BEST Narnia book in so many ways. I would LOVE a new Franny Billingsley, but she is an author worth waiting for.I bounced hard off the first McKinley I read (The Hero and the Crown) and then thought the second (Beauty) was only okay. As a result, I haven't tried anymore.
PS: I just looked up Peaceweaver, and I must have this book! It and its companion novel sound completely awesome; why have I never heard of these before??!
Both of them are so good and I've had a lot of students love them too. There was going to be a third but the firs two didn't sell well enough. :( Don't worry though! The stories told are complete. The third was going to be several years later.