8. Tahereh Mafi • Shatter Me
Shatter Me is the story of Juliette, a young girl whose touch is fatal and no one knows why. Juliette is locked up in a cell for her accidental crimes and ultimately has to decide whether to be a weapon for the corrupt government or a warrior fighting for her freedom. The author, Tahereh Mafi is only 26 years old.
9. Amy McCulloch • The Oathbreaker’s Shadow
The Oathbreaker’s Shadow, by promising new author Amy McCulloch, tells the story of a world where every time you make a promise you tie a knot, and whenever an oath is broken you are scarred for life (the knot bursts into flames and burns you) and you punished by exile or death.