The Poppy War By: R.F. Kuang
Recommended By Valentine Ramirez, UVU Student
I don't think there's a better fantasy series out there. It touches on everything from politics to friendship & disloyalty. 10/10 recommend, watch out for trigger warnings though."
When Rin aced the Keju—the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies—it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass without cheating; to Rin’s guardians, who believed they’d finally be able to marry her off and further their criminal enterprise; and to Rin herself, who realized she was finally free of the servitude and despair that had made up her daily existence. That she got into Sinegard—the most elite military school in Nikan—was even more surprising.
But surprises aren’t always good.