Top Tier (4 to 5 stars)

The Poisoned Garden [Leopard’s Bane #1], by Phill Featherstone

4 out of 5 stars. Coming of Age in a world that is beautiful on the surface, but rotten deep to its core.

Good books (2.5 to 3.5)

The Killing Hills, by Chris Offut

3.5 out of 5 stars. Great atmosphere, but the story feels kinda rushed, especially the ending.