Linda's 2016 Recommendations
The Red Queen (link here) by Victoria Aveyard
A well reviewed debut novel that got my attention. In this world people have red blood or silver, and the silver-blooded are royalty and have power. Mare, the main character, is a red blood who ends up in front of the Silver court and there discovers she has power ofher own, which, of course, the king wants to hide from other red bloods.
The Silent Army (link here) by James A. Moore
I love this series and Moore is a great guy.
I recommend this one on audio book. There are many odd words/names/places which I adore in fantasy, but if you have any qualms about such, then the audio book smooths that right over. Also, the narrator for this has his narrator voice and gruffer voices for character dialogue which suits this telling well. Check the link above and click the listen button under the cover image.
A Curse on the Land (link here) by Faith Hunter
First in a new series set in Faith's Jane Yellowrock world.
I also recommend this one on audio book. Check the link above and click the listen button under the cover image because the reader has a southern tonality that really sells this story/character.