This is book one of the fantastic His Dark Materials trilogy, I am just finishing now and it is wonderful. Philip Puleman's series is in the fantasy genre, but it has perks that might belong in science fiction if there were not talking bears and daemons in the story. I liked how he created a world so different from the one we live in and yet so similar. And I found the end of the book really intriguing, making me want to read on and learn what happens to Lyra. I think that this trilogy would be great for lovers of science fiction and anyone who wants to escape into a different world.
Stay tuned for my reviews of the rest of the trilogy.