The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson (The Remnant Chronicles Loved this book! Totally my kind of read with fantasy, romance, and political intrigue. Can't wait to read to read the rest of this series!
Elantris by Brandon Sanderson ~ Great story with fully developed characters who I came to care about. I really didn't want this story to end and he hasn't done a sequel yet. This was my first Brandon Sanderson and I've been a fan ever since.
Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that thrusts her into the lavish world of the kingdom’s magical elite—the Grisha. Could she be the key to unravelling the dark fabric of the Shadow Fold and setting Ravka free?
A helpful flowchart to get you started reading fantasy and science fiction books (and some other genres in-between). Top 100 sci-fi and fantasy books as chosen by NPR listeners and compiled into this nifty flowchart / infographic by SF Signal