Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer by Laini Taylor
Fierce nomadic faerie Magpie Windwitch and her posse of crows travel the world capturing escaped demons. A couple of strange encounters send them traveling back to Magpie's home, Dreamdark, to investigate some very odd occurrences, and things only get more dangerous with faerie warriors disappearing and a false queen taking the throne.
And that's just the beginning. Things get worse and worse, with Magpie losing friends to the terrible dark power known as the Blackbringer, the only creature that can help them is a cranky old codger who's been asleep for a few thousand years, and even the forgotten fabric of the world is falling apart. Magpie is thrust into the role of saviour of the world, but can she succeed?
Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer is a fantastic adventure that just gets more ominous and exciting as the book proceeds. There are a lot of twists and turns in the plot that I didn't see coming and never would have guessed, and the characters are full of life and humour (I especially enjoyed Calypso the crow and Batch the scavenger imp). Highly recommended.
5 stars out of 5 for Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer.