Three Mages and a Margarita
Why this book?
I absolutely love the protagonist, Tori, with her blazing red hair and snarky red-headed temper. She is so bold and calls it like it is, yet has enough self-doubt to make her relatable and has lots of room for character growth. Her snarky internal dialog puts me in stitches! I love that she stands up for herself and others, even when it gets her in trouble, and she never plays the victim or thinks of herself as helpless. The book is expertly rounded out with fascinating worldbuilding, wonderful side characters, and an engrossing plot that is fun and full of meaning. It is a great start to a great series.