9. A Darker Shade of Magic
V.E. Schwab, acclaimed author of “Vicious,” brings a new universe of daring adventure and thrilling power struggles to life with her new series “A Darker Shade of Magic.”
In the novel Kell is one of the last Travelers—”magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes.”
Kell, the Red Traveler, must carry correspondences between the royals of London. But Kell is also a smuggler. Through her adventures Kell becomes saddled with the task of saving multiple worlds, but first, she must stay alive in a world where perilous magic is around every corner.
10. The Fifth Season
Written by N.K. Jemisin, the novel is the first in The Broken Earth series.
The novel opens with three life-changing things happening in a single day. Essun comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter, Sanze; the world-spanning empire collapses and most of its citizens are murdered; and a red rift has been been torn into the heart of the Earth, darkening the sky. Now Essun must struggle to save the land she calls home and find her daughter.