Release date: March 2
Why we’re excited: Wow, this book has been pitched as The Bear and the Nightingale meets Shadow and Bone, so we’re eager to learn more! After an unexpected freeze, 17-year-old Valeria is one of the few survivors after dark magic leaves everyone else, including her family, trapped in an unbreakable sheet of ice. The Czar wants to imprison anyone who has escaped, so Valeria is on the run. She finds refuge with the Thieves Guild and her best friend, Alik — until he’s murdered. But when Valeria discovers that Alix is alive a year later, she must risk her life for his freedom.