Song of Blood & Stone by L. Penelope

SONG OF BLOOD & STONE by L. Penelope is the first book in the YA fantasy romance series, the Earthsinger Chronicles. This is a story of two outcasts, from opposing nations on the brink of war, who find love but duty threatens to tear them apart. Woven into the story is a lush mythology of magic based on song, the treachery of prejudiced societies in conflict and the strength one finds in owning your own destiny. Mature scenes make this an upper teen read.

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 The Queen's Rising by Rebecca Ross

Filled with deception and intrigue, The Queen's Rising by debut author Rebecca Ross is the first book in a new YA fantasy series about a girl who finds herself at the center of a dangerous plot. It is a tale of rebellion and secret identities. Lyrical writing and a fantastic backstory keep an otherwise slow plot from becoming boring. 

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