Ash Princess (Ash Princess #1) by Laura Sebastian

Ash Princess (Ash Princess #1) by Laura Sebastian

When her country was conquered by the Kalovaxians, Princess Theodosia was kept as a hostage and a tool to keep her in check. In the 10 years since the conquering, she has been publicly tortured many times and has been forced to give up her language, her people, and even her name. She thinks she's been defeated, but when she gets a spark of hope, she realizes how much she still has to fight for.

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

Joel has dreamed of being a Rithmatist, from studying theories to reading about old duels, but he unfortunately doesn't have the Rithmatic powers of being able to bring chalk to life. When students suddenly start disappearing from his school, he must team up with a Rithmatics professor and Rithmatic student, Melody, in order to figure out who is kidnapping his classmates.