Cremer, Andrea. Rift. 2012. 448 p. Philomel, $18.99 (9780399256134). Gr. 7-11.
Ember was promised at birth to a secretive arm of the church that trains clerics, healers, and knights, and she has secretly practiced with a sword hoping to serve Canatus as a warrior. This is her opportunity to escape an arranged marriage and the narrow life women are expected to lead. [ltp]