Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer
Apothecary apprentice Tessa Cade is tired of seeing her people die. King Harristan and his cruel brother, Prince Corrick, ignore the suffering of their people and react mercilessly to any sign of rebellion, even as a sickness ravages the land. That’s why she and her best friend Wes risk their lives each night to steal the petals of the delicate Moonflower, the only known cure. But it’s not enough to keep everyone she loves safe―or alive.
When Prince Corrick commits an act of unspeakable cruelty, Tessa becomes desperate enough to try the impossible: sneaking into the palace. But what she finds there makes her wonder if it’s even possible to fix their world without destroying it first.
This book was jammed packed with action and was so hard to put down. I love when books start off with a bang right away drawing you in. Brigid Kemmerer builds such amazing fantasy worlds and the kingdom of Kandala is not far from our own but so much more! Best friends Tessa and Wes start out the book trying to steal elixir to heal the sick. But when something happens to Wes, Tessa stops at nothing to sneak into the palace and get justice. Her life is then intertwined with the two Princes and the story takes an epic twist. I am so excited for more of this series!