I just started Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta, book #1 of her Lumatere Chronicles.
This little trilogy has been sitting on my shelf unread for far too long, hence tis long past time to correct that. Much as it is long past time for the exiles of Lumatere to reclaim their cursed, sealed, Kingdom from the claws of magic and despair, guilt and an imposter king, and, unless I miss my guess, treachery. Or rather, it will be largely up to Finnikin and his friends.
(Point of order, no I have not quit Tiger and Del a second time. But if I start volume seven now then I will have time to read nothing substantial between finishing it and this December when volume eight comes out. So I will pick up Sword-Bound upon completing the Lumatere Chronicles.)