The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke. A strong opening to a creative, engaging YA fantasy series focused around Alanna, a strong, fierce aspiring lady pirate. Click through for full review. Via Diamonds in the Library.
Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan's most feared assassin. As part of the Assassins' Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam.