Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release date: July 6
Den of Geek says: A gorgeous cover and a medley of fairy tale influences make this story look magical.
Publisher’s summary: Shiori’anma, the only princess of Kiata, has a secret. Forbidden magic runs through her veins. Normally she conceals it well, but on the morning of her betrothal ceremony, Shiori loses control. At first, her mistake seems like a stroke of luck, forestalling the wedding she never wanted. But it also catches the attention of Raikama, her stepmother.
A sorceress in her own right, Raikama banishes the young princess, turning her brothers into cranes. She warns Shiori that she must speak of it to no one: for