Good Fantasy for Girls and Boys

From the very first, Flashes of Ember drew me in. The character development is good, the action is good and age-appropriate, and the pacing is perfect for this style of book and for the intended audience (girls aged 9-12). This book is both a fantasy book and a girl’s horse book. Though it’s written with girls in mind and with a female main character, there is enough action and intrigue to attract a male readership, too, in my opinion as a mother of boys. (The main character also has a brother who engages in his own adventures.)