A Pocketful of Crows by Joanne M. Harris
Several years ago, I read Runelight and companion books and enjoyed them a lot. But forgot about ti and then this book passed me by until recently.
It is a very poetic read, with a lot of lore, and some fairy tale/old tale feeling to it that is hard to tell. It also makes good use of English phrases and words and “cultural nuances” which made this even more enjoyable (I do not know if everyone would catch unto them but I did and loved it for it).
It is also very interesting when most of the book the main character doesn’t have a name, and it is very well written. Deifnitely a mmodern fairytale.