Scott Westerfield, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti. Zeroes. (Zeroes, Book 1) Simon Pulse, 2015.
Not all powers are super. Not all consequences are intended. And when you are a teenager with abilities you don’t understand and nobody else has, using that power is always dangerous. What do you do? Where do you turn? And is teaming up with a handful of other teens in the same boat a comfort, an alliance, or just a chance to multiply all that power, be it beneficial or destructive?
Book Two: Swarm (2016)
Taran Matharu. The Novice [Summoner #1] (Feiwel and Friends, 2015)
An excellent start to a dark fantasy series. The human world are count between competing wars with the orcs on one front and the elves on another, and must contend with the dwarves as a subjugated people within their empire. The battlemages are their greatest weapons, unleashing magic and demons on the enemy. But there are far too few; so few that commoners and other marginalized adepts are now being trained. But a nameless orphan from the very edges of the empire? Ultimately, what really matters is power, and power can come from all kinds of sources. For those who love Jonathan Stroud, wish John Flanagan had more of a supernatural edge, or have simply outgrown Harry Potter.
Book #2: The Inquisition (2016)
Book #3: The Battlemage (2017)