So I finally had the chance, upon recommendation by a close friend, to read The Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson. If you haven't had a chance to read them and you like fantasy, I highly suggest them.
I also had the chance to read a few stand alone novels, some that are sequels, but can be read on their own as well. The Season by Sarah MacLean
and Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters by Shannon Hale. I highly recommend these to read.