Riot Recommendation: What’s Your Favorite YA About Secret Magic?

This Riot Recommendation of favorite YA books about secret magic is sponsored by Wednesday Books.

Diamond CityFierce and ambitious, Aina Solís as sharp as her blade and as mysterious as the blood magic she protects. After the murder of her parents, Aina takes a job as an assassin to survive and finds a new family in those like her: the unwanted and forgotten.

Diamond City: built by magic, ruled by tyrants, and in desperate need of saving. It is a world full of dark forces and hidden agendas, old rivalries and lethal new enemies. To claim a future for herself in a world that doesn’t want her to survive, Aina will have to win a game of murder and conspiracy—and risk losing everything.


Some magic is all sorting hats and wand flicks, the sort that lives out in the open where it flourishes and thrives. But some magic is kept just beneath the surface, hidden and protected from the ne’er-do-wells and baddies afraid of its power. We want in on those secrets, so tell us: what are your favorite YA books about secret magic?  Come shout them at us on Facebook and Twitter, then we’ll round up your answers and be back next week to share a roundup with your fellow Riot readers. Don’t worry, you’re in a magical safe space: your secrets are safe with us.

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