Alina is a compelling protagonist and the choices she faces are complex and thrilling. The world is a fantasy one, but rooted in Russian mythology. There's many different factions at play which make for a complicated political situation as alliances are formed and broken and corruption is discovered in various guises. An excellent series from start to finish!
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
6th & up
Tags: Adventure, Fantasy, Mytholgoy, Romance