So you would have to have been under a rock (or off climbing one, heeeeeyyyyyy Crazy Camper!) to not know about Maggie Stiefvater's The Raven Boys or Deborah Harkness's Shadow of the Night (we WoW-ed both here). Just in case you don't know about the awesomeness that is Rae Carson's Fire and Thorns series, see the blurb on The Crown of Embers:
Elisa is the hero of her country. She led her people to victory against a terrifying enemy, and now she is their queen. But she is only seventeen years old. Her rivals may have simply retreated, choosing stealth over battle. And no one within her court trusts her-except Hector, the commander of the royal guard, and her companions. As the country begins to crumble beneath her and her enemies emerge from the shadows, Elisa will take another journey. With a one-eyed warrior, a loyal friend, an enemy defector, and the man she is falling in love with, Elisa crosses the ocean in search of the perilous, uncharted, and mythical source of the Godstone's power. That is not all she finds. A breathtaking, romantic, and dangerous second volume in the Fire and Thorns trilogy (GoodReads).Also, as I am want to do, I managed to make my dorkiness obvious on this library trip. So the library is only 4 blocks from where I live in the East Village, so I walked. BUT because I had so many books to get ( I also got history looks that you don't care about) I had trouble CARRYING them all. So when I stopped for a pumpkin latte I had to say " I would like to buy a coffee but I can only do so if you give me a takeout bag for my library books." GAH! Book-Dork-Alert.