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Flame in the Mist
by Renée Ahdieh

The daughter of a prominent samurai in feudal Japan is targeted by a dangerous gang of bandits who want to prevent her political marriage, a situation that compels her to disguise herself as a boy and infiltrate the gang's ranks in order to stop the individual behind the plot.
Shadow and Bone
by Leigh Bardugo

Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken from obscurity and her only friend, Mal, to become the protegé of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.
The Girl of Fire and Thorns
by Rae Carson

Chosen for an extraordinary--and fearsome--destiny, 16-year-old princess Elisa becomes the heart of a revolution after the king asks her to save his troubled country, setting her on a journey that will take her from being an untried teen to becoming a young woman of fierce love and untold power.
Graceling
by Kristin Cashore

In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king
Dividing Eden
by Joelle Charbonneau

When their father and older sibling are killed by assassins, a pair of royal twins who were never destined to rule are forced to compete against each other in a dangerous trial that is shaped by the schemes of a power-hungry ruling council. 
The Star-Touched Queen
by Roshani Chokshi

Treated with scorn and fear in her father's kingdom because of a formidable horoscope, 16-year-old Maya commits herself to her education only to land in an arranged marriage that culminates in her sudden elevation to the throne, a situation that is threatened by dark secrets and Otherworldly magic.
Truthwitch
by Susan Dennard

Preparing for a difficult future as a truce between three warring empires ends, two magic-wielding witches team up with a royal privateer to outmaneuver a vengeful witch and preserve the balance of power in their world.
Caraval
by Stephanie Garber

Believing that she will never be allowed to participate in the annual Caraval performance when her ruthless father arranges her marriage, Scarlett receives the invitation she has always dreamed of before her sister, Tella, is kidnapped by the show's mastermind organizer. 
Half Bad
by Sally Green

Coming of age in a modern England where good and bad witches live among humans, the son of a powerful black witch father and a dead white witch mother struggles to escape a violent incarceration and claim three magical gifts in order to survive.
Rebel of the Sands
by Alwyn Hamilton

Longing to escape her dead-end, completely non-magical town, gunslinger Amani unexpectedly falls in love with exotic stranger Jin, who reveals his identity as a magical rebel in a secret movement to overthrow the Sultan.
Reign of Shadows
by Sophie Jordan

Hiding in a tower and allowing the world to believe that she is dead after an evil chancellor murdered her parents and seized the throne, Luna, a princess in a kingdom cloaked in perpetual darkness, flees her shelter alongside a mysterious archer and finds their burgeoning love threatening her survival.
The Hundredth Queen
by Emily R. King

Chosen by the tyrannical Rajah Tarek to be his hundredth wife, Kalinda must fight for her place at court while searching for an escape and falling for her guard, the stoic but kind Deven Naik. 
Throne of Glass
by Sarah J. Maas

Appearing before the Crown Prince after a year of hard labor in the salt mines, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is offered her freedom in exchange for representing the throne during a competition to find a new royal assassin, a challenge that is marked by grueling training and the murders of fellow contestants.
Cinder
by Marissa Meyer

When Cinder, a gifted cyborg with a mysterious past, becomes entangled with the handsome Prince Kai, she finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle to save humankind from a deadly plague and ruthless lunar beings.
Heartless
by Marissa Meyer

A stand-alone prequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland follows the story of the Queen of Hearts, whose talent for baking and love for a mysterious court joker conflict with her mother's ambitions to make her a queen.
The False Prince
by Jennifer A. Nielsen

A first entry in a new trilogy by the author of Elliot and the Goblin War finds court nobleman Conner endeavoring to unify a kingdom on the brink of civil war by finding an impersonator of the king's long-lost son, a role desperately played by a defiant youth who faces life-threatening dangers.
Eragon
by Christopher Paolini

When fifteen-year-old Eragon comes to learn that he is a gifted Dragon Rider, he realizes that his destiny is to fight the evil powers that will bring complete destruction to the Empire and so leaves his quiet life as a farm boy to succeed in his one true mission in life.
Riders
by Veronica Rossi

Recovering from an accident that actually killed him, Gideon Blake, who aspired to be a U.S. Army Ranger, discovers that he is manifesting strange new powers and has become one of the four legendary horsemen of the apocalypse who, along with his fellow riders, must save humanity from an ancient evil force. 
The Alchemyst
by Michael Scott

When the legend that Nicholas Flamel lives due to his ability to make the elixir for life is discovered to be true, Dr. John Dee begins his plot to steal the Book of Abraham the Mage from him in order to rule the world, but knowing that they are the only ones with the power to stop him, Josh and Sophie quickly set their own plan in motion to do so.
The Crown's Game
by Evelyn Skye

When the tsar of the Ottoman Empire demands the assistance of a wizard to fend off Kazakh invaders, the country's only two enchanters are forced to compete in a dual to the death in spite of their growing feelings for one another.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone
by Laini Taylor

Seventeen-year-old Karou, a lovely, enigmatic art student in a Prague boarding school, carries a sketchbook of hideous, frightening monsters--the chimaerae who form the only family she has ever known, in a unique fantasy by an award-winning author about forbidden love, an epic battle and hope for a world remade.
Song of the Current
by Sarah Tolcser

Fearing the river god will not whisper her name in time for her to follow in her family's tradition of working on the river, 17-year-old Caro volunteers in the wake of a pirate attack to transport mysterious cargo to free her imprisoned father only to encounter a web of political schemes that force her to choose between two destinies.
And I Darken
by Kiersten White

Ever since Lada Dragwlya and her brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival, and when she meets Mehmed, the heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against, complications arise as Lada, Radu and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.
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