This isn't a book I would have picked up on my own, but I'm so very glad that it came into my hands via a book bag at last year's World Fantasy Convention. I loved it.
On the surface, it seems to be a fantasy, but it has an air of realism to it that makes you think it could almost be a dystopian instead. Fast paced and with the kind of character growth I like to see in a book, it held my attention from the start. So much so that I set aside a (very rare) day for reading...and when I finished, I promptly downloaded the sequel to my Kobo.