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Pegasus by Robin McKinley
* Published by: Putnam Juvenile (US)
* Format: Hardcover (US)
* Release Date: November 2nd, 2010 (US)
* On Amazon: here
Because of a thousand-year-old alliance between humans and pagasi, Princess Sylviianel is ceremonially bound to Ebon, her own Pegasus, on her twelfth birthday. The two species coexist peacefully, despite the language barriers separating them. Humans and pegasi both rely on specially-trained Speaker magicians as the only means of real communication. But its different for Sylvi and Ebon. They can understand each other. They quickly grow close-so close that their bond becomes a threat to the status quo-and possibly to the future safety of their two nations.
It's the cover that first drew me to this book, because look at it - isn't it amazing?! I would honestly buy it just for that cover. I like fantasy anyway, but Pegasus sounds like something different. Whenever there's mythical creatures and a threat to nations involved, count me in!