Scent of Magic is the second book in Maria's newest series, Healer. If you haven't yet read book one, Touch of Magic, please do. It's a really great read, with strong female and male characters battling against the odds. Below is the American/Canada cover due to be released in 2013. I can't wait to see what the Australian cover looks like!!
I personally think, in this cover, Kerrick and Avery look a little too old to be the protagonists of a YA novel. I always imaged Avery to be closer to 18 or 19.
Though she should be in hiding, Avery will do whatever she can to support Tohon's opponents. Including infiltrating a holy army, evading magic sniffers, teaching forest skills to soldiers and figuring out how to stop Tohon's most horrible creations yet; an army of the walking dead - human and animal alike and nearly impossible to defeat.
War is coming and Avery is alone. Unless she figures out how to do the impossible ... again.