Well, I totally read the books in the wrong order. I checked out both A Thousand Splendid Suns and The Girl Who Could Fly from the library. I was intending to read Suns first, but I grabbed the wrong book in my haste to be on time for work. I started reading Girl at lunch, and I was hooked. Hooked I tell you. It's so good. Must keep reading... must know what happens!
Stephenie Meyer said on her website: "It's the oddest/sweetest mix of Little House on the Prairie and X-Men. I was smiling the whole time (except for the part where I cried)." Amen Stephenie, amen. It is the cutest mix! I grew up reading Little House on the Prairie and I'm also in love with X-Men. This was the perfect book! For someone who considers herself not a "fan" of fantasy, I sure enjoyed the book! (I may have to re-think my stance on fantasy :)
I don't want to ruin it for those who haven't read it, but the ending is sooo good. It's not what you expect -- and that makes it even better. I found the book to be enthralling. I can see why Stephenie likes it so much. It's her kind of book. The writing isn't the best I've ever read, but it's a great story. Very imaginative, good characters, twists around every turn and a heart-warming ending. My kind of book, too. I loved it and whole-heartedly recommend it!