The Wizard Test - Hilari Bell I loved this book.

Such a nice, bittersweet ending where the MC loses as much as he gains and has to figure out hard choices and things are not "good vs evil" and life is complicated and the writing was very nice and smooth and I adore Reddick like an adoring thing (and Vadeen).

The book is so SHORT and deceptively simple starting out, I totally did not expect to like it this much.