The Flora Segunda series is one of my favorite series ever, YA or otherwise, and each book is dense and delightful, full of humor, amazing world-building, memorable characters, exquisite writing, and lots of surprises. Flora is a funny, endearing, and at times exasperating character, and I'd follow her to the ends of the earth.
Much has happened since the events of the first book, and the revelation in the second book has led Flora to a decision to locate the one woman she believes is capable of saving her country from the invasion of the "Birdie" overlords. As Flora heads off in her headstrong way, she learns bits and pieces about the truth that's been kept from her all her life, but at that point she's already in over her head, and the adventures are underway.
I hesitate to say too much, because the best way to experience this series is to open up the first book. You won't be able to stop reading. This third one definitely lived up to my expectations, and it is the sort of book that will appeal to smart teens looking for something different, and to adult readers, too. If you are sick to death of the same old cliched teen vampire, witch, werewolf and faerie stories, I urge you to give this series a try. It is quirky and original, masterfully written, and is tons and tons of fun. Very highly recommended!
Flora's Fury Isabeau Wilce (Harcourt, 2012)
Books in the Flora Segunda series:
1. Flora Segunda
2. Flora's Dare
3. Flora's Fury