by Fuyumi Ono
Pulled out of her predictable life as a high school student in Japan, Yoko is taken to another world where monsters, magic and politics rule. A strange young man named Keiki vows to serve and protect her and then disappears, leaving Yoko in a dangerous and unfamiliar world. As Yoko struggles to survive, she must learn how to fight and take care of herself, along with the strange customs and rules of her new surroundings. Fans of anime and manga will eat this up, but others who like fantasy should give this a try too.