The Circle of Magic Quartet by Tamora Pierce --Another young adult fav! The books centre around 4 [somewhat troubled] children who are brought to a community for mages. There they learn how to form friendships, & use their unique powers. Perfect for
start with "The Dragonriders of Pern" these books. They're why i've got a dragon tattoo started that will take up half my back and part of my leg (you gave me the books mom! :p ) - also, they deserve posting on 'dragons, etc' and on 'geeknerd'
If you like Fantasy this series is a classic and easy to read. Dragonflight is a fantasy or science fiction novel by the American-Irish author Anne McCaffrey. It is the first book of many in the Dragonriders of Pern series.
The Crimson Crown : a Seven Realms novel / Cinda Williams Chima.In the fourth and final novel in the Seven Realms series, Queen Raisa 'ana Marianna and Han Alister join forces to right a thousand-year-old wrong