I recommend reading the book, Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo. Alina Starkov and her best friend, Mal, were sadly orphaned by the Border Wars. Drafted into the army of their war ravished land, Alina and Mal are sent into the "Fold", a bucketful of unnatural darkness filled with monsters and creepers who have a taste for human skin. While Alina's convoy was being attacked, Alina discovers a dormant power. One that no one knew existed. She is taken away by the Darkling to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical army, led by the Darkling himself. Alina struggles to fit in with the Grisha and a life without Mal, but then a threat appears. Alina begins to uncover a secret that sets her on a crash course with one of the most terrifying and powerful forces in the kingdom. Her past can only save her and only she can save the future.
By Miracle M.