BLOOD FROM STONE
Gilman's sixth -- and hopefully not final! -- Retrievers novel is of a piece with the others -- paced at breakneck speed, compulsively readable and with a believable story. Wren continues to be a compelling protagonist, and her relationship with Sergei is as steady and as sure as her magic.
To save both her family and her future, Wren needs to pull off the most important retrieval of her life while confronting some of her darkest demons and putting the past to rest. (LUNA, May, 416 pp., $14.95)