The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
It’s 1889 in Paris and hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie has been offered the opportunity of a lifetime: in exchange for helping the Order of Babel, he will receive his true inheritance. To find the treasure the order seeks, Séverin assembles an extraordinary team. But what they find could change history. Read Briana’s review.
The Poison Throne by Celine Kiernan
Fifteen-year-old Wynter Moorehawke has returned to the palace where she grew up like a sister to the two princes, the bastard son Razi and his younger brother, the heir Alberon. But things have changed. The cats no longer talk, the ghosts are not friends, Alberon is missing, and the king is torturing subjects. The king desires Razi to take the throne, but Razi knows his brother must be the one to rule. Now Wynter must choose: her king or the true heir. A compelling adult fantasy whose morally-dubious characters somehow manage to still be sympathetic. Read Krysta’s review.
The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson
Shai is a Forger–one of the best. But the arbiters who rule the empire believer her art is nothing more than a trick, or, at the worst, a heresy. But now, as the result of an assassination attempt, the emperor sleeps in a coma and when he wakes, an enemy faction will no doubt declare him unfit to rule. So the arbiters need Shai. They need her to do the impossible. They need her to refashion a soul for the emperor. A fantasy novella that features a complex protagonist and a carefully detailed world. Read Briana’s review.
Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
As the youngest daughter, Siri has always been considered unimportant. But then her father sends her to marry the dreaded king of Hallandren in her sister Vivenna’s place. With a neglected education, Siri has no clue how to act in her new role as the wife of a god-king who could kill her at any moment. Feeling useless herself, Vivenna sets out to rescue Siri. But both princesses are about to find themselves embroiled in political conspiracies that may prove to be too much for them to handle. A rich fantasy featuring court intrigue, a simmering rebellion, and morally complex characters. Read Krysta’s review.
Ship of Smoke and Steel by Django Wexler
When the emperor discovers that eighteen-year-old ward boss Isoka can access the Well of Combat, he gives her an impossible mission: steal the ghost ship Solitan. Isoka’s sister’s life is forfeit if she fails. But she beings to realize that Solitan may be harboring secrets. Read Briana’s review.