The final results are in for the YA Fantasy Showdown and I couldn't be more happy (or surprised). To my unending happiness, Eugenides of Megan Whalen Turner's Queen's Thief series took the victor's crown in the final round after a grueling match against Howl Jenkins of Dianna Wynne Jones' Howl's Moving Castle.
Hooray for Gen!
After reading the various fight predictions, I've become immensely intrigued by Howl. I've never read a single Diana Wynne Jones novel but feel like I'm missing out on something HUGE since he obviously is beloved by so many. So here's my question: What Diana Wynne Jones book should I start with? Howl? Or something else? Let me know in the comments which you'd recommend and I'll see about tracking her books down. Cause if he's right up there with Gen, then this is a character I really want to meet.