If strong and smart heroines are what you like reading about then you can’t go past the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. (If you’ve somehow missed the news, the cover of book 5 has just been revealed!).
Sarah is a feminist always conscious of including women in positions of power throughout the series; a series that’s the perfect introduction to the fantasy genre for teenagers. It has fully-realised fantasy worlds, complex political intrigue, betrayal, destiny, magic, unbelievable twists and turns and page-turning plots. What more could you want?
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Empire of Storms
Throne of Glass: Book 5
The long path to the throne has just begun for Aelin Galathynius.
As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear ...