When I read Tigana, I didn't realise what a huge impact it had. I think about various parts of the novel quite often, even now after so many other books. Lions was very enjoyable, although it doesn't pop into my head like Tigana.
Ysabel, or usable as my kindle fire prefers to name it, is a good story but... and there's the problem as I'm not entirely sure what was lacking. The characters engaged me, the plot entertained me, I learnt some more history. I don't have a problem with young protagonists, I don't mind the modern setting. So not sure why it sticks at three stars. Perhaps it'll play on my mind and suddenly become my favourite tale.
Still, worth reading, plus it isn't very long.