Sometimes we just want to escape into a fantasy filled with magic and mayhem. These new YA books are the perfect fantasies to dive into. Enjoy a new read today!
Wings of Ebony by J. Elle
When Rue’s mother is shot dead on her doorstep, she is taken away from her younger sister by a father she never knew to Ghizon—a hidden island of magic wielders. There Rue is the only half-human, half-god and becomes desperate to see her sister again. When she returns to Houston, Rue discovers that Black kids are being forced into crime and violence. Now Rue must harness her true identity to save her neighborhood before the gods burn it to the ground.
This Golden Flame by Emily Victoria
Karis wants nothing more than to find her brother instead of forcibly working for her country’s scribes. But the Scriptorium only cares about unlocking the magic of an ancient automaton army. But when Karis awakens a hidden automaton, he has no idea why he was made or why his father tried to destroy the automatons. Now the Scriptorium is hunting Karis and she is determined to find her brother and unravel a secret that’s held her country in its power.
These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy
When twin heirs are born in Tourin, their fates are decided at a young age. Izaveta remained at court to learn the skills she’d need as the future queen, and Asya was taken away to train with her aunt, the mysterious Firebird, who ensured magic remained balanced in the realm. But before Asya’s training is completed, the ancient magic appears which means the queen is dead, and a new ruler must be crowned. Now the princesses must understand their roles and who killed their mother.
The Stolen Kingdom by Jillian Boehme
For a hundred years, the kingdom of Perin Faye has suffered under the rule of the Thungrave kings. Maralyth Graylaern has no idea her hidden magical power is proof of a secret bloodline and claim to the throne. Alac Thungrave, the king’s second son, has always been uncomfortable with his position as the spare heir—and its stolen magic. When Maralyth becomes embroiled in a plot to murder the royal family a cat-and-mouse chase ensue for the throne.
Sweet and Bitter Magic by Adrienne Tooley
Tamsin is the most powerful witch of her generation, but when she commits the worst magical sin, she’s exiled by the ruling Coven and cursed with the inability to love. Now she can only steal love from others. Wren is a source—a rare person who is made of magic who is required to train with the Coven as soon as they discover their abilities. But Wren has spent her life hiding to protect her ailing father. When he falls victim to a magical plague, Wren proposes a bargain to Tamisn: catch the dark witch responsible and Wren will give her her love for her father.
The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna
Deka lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she will become a member of her village. Already different because of her unnatural intuition, Deka prays for red blood so she can finally feel like she belongs. But when her blood runs gold, the color of impurity, Deka knows she will face a consequence worse than death. When she is given the option to leave and fight for the emperor in an army of girls just like her called alaki. She accepts but as she journeys to the capital to train, she will discover nothing and no one are quite what they seem to be–not even Deka herself.
The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa
Robin Goodfellow is King Oberon’s right-hand jester from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The legends are many, but the truth will now be known as never before, as Puck finally tells his own story and faces a threat to the lands of Faery and the human world unlike any before. With the Iron Queen Meghan Chase and her prince consort, Puck’s longtime rival Ash, and allies old and new by his side, Puck begins a fantastical and dangerous adventure.
A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth
For centuries, the Eight Courts of Folk have lived among us, concealed by magic and bound by law to do no harm to humans. This arrangement has long kept peace in the Courts—until a series of gruesome and ritualistic murders rocks the city of Toronto and threatens to expose faeries to the human world. Four queer teens, each who hold a key piece of the truth behind these murders, must form a tenuous alliance in their effort to track down the mysterious killer behind these crimes. If they fail, they risk the destruction of the faerie and human worlds alike. If that’s not bad enough, there’s a war brewing between the Mortal and Immortal Realms, and one of these teens is destined to tip the scales. The only question is: which way?