Unwanted Opinions of a YA Writer

I have written thirteen novels in the genres of YA fantasy, science fiction, and contemporary, and I still have no idea what I'm doing. I am a biology student and spend 6-8 hours of my day talking to flies, so don't take any advice from me.
Finnikin of the Rock - Melina Marchetta This was pretty standard fare for a journey-type, classical fantasy. I saw most of the twists coming, but the story of the kingdom and the world-building was intriguing and compelling. There was a humor to the writing and dialogue that set it apart; I laughed out loud a couple times. I'm not really sure I liked Finnikin, but I enjoyed following him around and kind of wish we had stayed in his head all the time--the way we seemed to randomly switch point of views was jarring and some of them I didn't particularly like (like Froi's...was that really necessary?). Luckily that didn't happen too often and for the most part the story kept me hooked.PS Isaboe is an awful name (sorry not sorry)