I think a Shu Alina is an excellent idea, for four main reasons.
It's seldom I read a standalone so satisfying. Stiefvater creates a whole world in such a short space of time with this book.
The exquisite descriptive writing brings this story to life.
A fresh and beautifully-written fantasy YA.
I came to Crooks & Straights with that Christmas morning feeling. I read the description on Amazon and thought wow, I’ve got to get my hands on that.
The selling point of this novel is the magic system, which is based partly on colour. It was a nice, fresh, hook.
Cat's descriptive writing is amazing.
Hellisen doesn't shy away from uncomfortable themes and once you realise this you know there's nowhere this story will be afraid to go.
The descriptions are so rich that when you put it down you will miss it terribly. So you don't put it down. You just read until 3am, until it's done.
Martin's descriptions are beautiful but also full of emotive strength and poignant foreshadowing.