I adore Nevermore! Actually I totally have to read the sequel to that! And I've never read Tamora Pierce but all of her books sound fantastic :)
There are few things I love more than hearing someone say that about a book I just got/bought/borrowed. I'm really hoping to sneak Nevermore into my reading pile soon because it just sounds SO GOOD. And the sequel is on its way! :DI really hope you can work some Tamora Pierce into your own reading schedule, she really is worth a read.