Book 5 for this year: The Shadow Speaker by Nnedi Okorafor. Enjoyed this quite a bit. Ejii is a very determined and appealing heroine, and the setting–near-future western Africa on an Earth connecting with other worlds–fun to explore.
Future book for this year: I’ve preordered Merrie Haskell’s The Princess Curse, which all of you should read because it’s awesome. Another very determined heroine.