I read the first chapter of The War of Wind and Moon and I followed up by listening to the audio version of the chapter. From the opening line to the end of the first chapter, I knew this would be a book I would immediately enjoy. Mia’s voice is strong, her history of abuse is made clear and expected from the very start—from that very start I caught myself rooting for Mia (and wondering why her mother was treating her so horribly). The use of language, description and the pacing of story are all positively pleasant. I love the description of the Gossips, and I enjoy the ease at which I fell into the flow of the story. I am having a great time reading and listening to Darcy Conroy’s skillful prose. Intriguing premise, awesome supernatural creatures, wonderful world-building and an amass of mystery. I can’t wait for more!