If you're a fan of Kristin Cashore and you've finished Bitterblue, Fire and Graceling then check out the readalikes below and more from the Loft's booklist collection.
Bardugo, Leigh. Shadow and Bone. 2012. (YA Science Fiction Bardu. L)
Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken from obscurity and
her only friend, Mal, to become the protégée of the mysterious Darkling,
who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the
Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.
Carson, Rae. The Girl of Fire and Thorns.2011.(YA Fiction Carso. R)
A fearful sixteen-year-old princess discovers her heroic destiny after
being married off to the king of a neighboring country in turmoil and
pursued by enemies seething with dark magic.
Kirby, Matthew. Icefall. 2011. (YA Fiction Kirby, M)
Princess Solveig and her siblings are trapped in a hidden fortress
tucked between towering mountains and a frozen fjord, along with her
best friend and an army of restless soldiers, all awaiting news of the
king's victory in battle, but as they wait for winter's end and the
all-encompassing ice to break, acts of treachery make it clear that a
traitor lurks in their midst.
Marchetta,Melina. Finnikin of the Rock. 2010. (YA Science Fiction March. M)
Now on the cusp of manhood, Finnikin, who was a child when the royal
family of Lumatere was brutally murdered and replaced by an imposter,
reluctantly joins forces with an enigmatic young novice and
fellow-exile, who claims that her dark dreams will lead them to a
surviving royal child and a way to regain