Fantasy focused on royalty. May include: star-crossed lovers, sword fights, and magic!
Banks, Anna     
"A futuristic fantasy in which the fate of the world's energy source is in the hands of a prince and princess who are rivals"

Blake, Elly     
Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who must use her powers of heat and flame to help two Frostblood rebels overthrow a maniacal Frostblood king.

Blake, Kendare     
Three dark crowns
On the island of Fennbirn, triplet sisters who each wield a coveted magic skill and claim an equal right to the throne must fight to the death when they turn sixteen for the title of Queen Crowned.

Carmack, Cora     
As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora's been groomed to be the perfect queen. But she's yet to show any trace of the magic she'll need to protect her people. To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora's mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. When she dons a disguise and sneaks out of the palace one night to spy on him, she stumbles upon a black market dealing in the very thing she lacks--storm magic. And the people selling it? They're not Stormlings. They're storm hunters. And when a handsome young storm hunter reveals he was born without magic, but possesses it now, Aurora realizes there's a third option for her future besides ruin or marriage. She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she's brave enough.

Chokshi, Roshani     
The star-touched queen
Sixteen-year-old Maya's arranged marriage turns out much better than she expected, but her husband's magic--and her curiosity--may threaten more than her life.

Coulthurst, Audrey     
Of fire and stars
Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile kingdoms. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire -- a dangerous gift for the future queen of a land where magic is forbidden. To make matters worse, she must learn to ride Mynaria's formidable warhorses before her coronation -- and her teacher is the person who intimidates her most, the prickly and unconventional Princess Amaranthine, sister of her betrothed. When a shocking assassination leaves the kingdom reeling, Mare and Denna reluctantly join forces to search for the culprit. As the two work together, they discover there is more to one another than they thought -- and soon their friendship is threatening to blossom into something more.

Fine, Sarah     
The impostor queen
Chosen to be their queen, Elli grows up surrounded by luxury only to be banished when she fails to inherit essential magic, a situation that leads to devastating revelations about her world's magic and the role Elli was meant to play.

Jordan, Sophie     
Reign of shadows
Hiding in a tower and faking her death after an evil chancellor murdered her parents and seized the throne, Princess Luna flees her shelter alongside a mysterious archer and finds their burgeoning love threatening her survival.

Livingston, Lesley     
The valiant
The daughter of a proud Celtic king is captured and sold to a training school for women gladiators under the patronage of Julius Caesar, circumstances that put her survival in the hands of an enemy who was responsible for her sister's death.

McGinnis, Mindy     
Given to the sea
"Khosa is destined to be sacrificed to the sea and struggles to understand her destiny as the kingdom comes under attack and the ocean threatens to destroy them all"

Pearson, Mary     
The kiss of deception
"On the morning of her wedding, Princess Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive--and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets--even as she finds herself falling in love"

Redwine, C J     
The shadow queen
Lorelai, an exiled princess, is being pursued by a magic-wielding prince serving as the personal huntsman for an evil queen. Irina has charged Prince Kol with bringing her Lorelai's heart, and he must comply in order to save his kingdom from an invading army of magic-wielding ogres. But neither Lorelai nor Irina is going down without a fight....

Shvarts, Andrew     
Royal bastards
Tilla, the illegitimate daughter of Lord Kent, bands together with other outcasts in an attempt to prevent civil war and protect Lyriana, a sheltered, visiting princess whose life is in danger.

Summerill, Erin     
Ever the hunted
Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is the outcast daughter of a bounty hunter who must use her powers to track her father's killer in a world of warring kingdoms, and dangerous magic.

Taranta, Mary     
Shimmer and burn
To save her sister's life, Faris is tasked with smuggling magic into a plague-ridden neighboring kingdom.

Tintera, Amy     
Emelina Flores has nothing. Her home in Ruina has been ravaged by war; her parents were killed and her sister was kidnapped. Even though Em is only a useless Ruined--completely lacking any magic--she is determined to get revenge by infiltrating the enemy's kingdom, posing as the crown prince's betrothed.

  December 2017