Brimstone by Justine Rosenberg

Goodreads Synopsis Sariel, a fugitive slave, is running from the desert mines, and from an Empire that is hungry for a new and mysterious metal that the alchemists call brimstone. In a moment of mercy and lust, Ava Sandrino, herself a knight fallen from grace, shelters Sariel from his pursuers, and in the light of … Continue reading Brimstone by Justine Rosenberg

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Goodreads synopsis Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named … Continue reading The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill