New series starters from J.D. Horn and Holly Black mix it up with a trilogy finale from Nnedi Okorafor and a 10-years-later addition to Pierce Brown's bestselling Red Rising series.
If you happen to be stuck in bed with a head cold or the flu this month, these books will give you a good reason to linger until you're back in tip-top health.
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black - Snatched from the human world by their mother's faerie former husband, Jude and her two sisters have grown into teenagers in the beautiful but deadly faerie court. Jude wants to be a warrior, but she's made enemies among the king's most violent children, chief among them Prince Cardan. Not a misty-eyed fantasy of old but one with a modern edge, The Cruel Prince gives readers of YA political sagas like The Hunger Games, Divergent, and A Court of Thorn and Roses a swarm of plot twists and much to savor. (Book 1 of The Folk of the Air series.)
And don't miss these other best-of-the-month picks that add to excellent ongoing series: Seanan McGuire's Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children series); Marko Kloos' Points of Impact (Frontlines); and The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman (The Invisible Library). See the full list here.
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