This is a giveaway on goodreads for Henchgirl, the first book in a new series. Henchgirl is a Young Adult Contemporary High Fantasy novel.
Here is the blurb:
Sixteen year old Madison Kekoa lives in a world where one’s status in their monarchy is determined by how powerful their dragon ancestry is. On the small vacation island of Mabi, Madison can’t care less about things like her ‘status’, she has enough to deal with just surviving the double life she’s leading.
By day she impersonates a human, living as a normal teenager, going to high-school and infiltrating the affluent anti-draconic families of Mabi. At night, Madison works as a henchman, protecting the financial interests of her grandfather’s hotel-empire that spans across the Mabiian island chain. Madison is her grandfather’s most cherished weapon, she has the ability to steal and manipulate emotions, even to drain someone of their ability to feel joy if they’ve jeopardized her grandfather’s revenue.
Madison’s job might not be ideal, but it keeps her sisters fed and her grandfather from finding out that Madison’s mother squanders their monthly allowance on shopping and throwing extravagant parties. But more importantly, being essential to her grandfather’s capitalistic empire keeps Madison from being trained as a wife for other rich and powerful dracon, as all one-eighth blood dracon girls usually are.
Madison life is just manageable, until the half-dragon Wyvern Manderson vacations to her island. Wyvern Manderson is rich, powerful, and famous for something or other; he’s also a complete jerk and just keeps showing up, sabotaging Madison’s missions and ordering Madison around. On top of that, for some reason he’s always angry at her.
Pretty soon Madison is suspended from further missions, facing eminent financial ruin and still has to see the jerk everywhere she goes. When Madison’s good friend Amanda from her human-high-school vanishes, Amanda turns out to be Wyvern Manderson’s human half-sister he’s been keeping secret for her protection. Knowing that Madison lives a double life and has befriended Amanda, Madison is Wyvern’s first suspect. When Madison proves her innocence, she is Wyvern’s best hope for finding Amanda.
Taking on the mission to find Amanda might be the opportunity Madison needs to save her family from financial ruin, but to do it she has to spend all day everyday with Wyvern and the unwelcome attraction that’s growing between them.
As Madison and Wyvern delve deeper into the Amanda’s disappearance, they find that Amanda was neither the first girl to disappear nor the last. When girls start being discovered dead, Madison realizes that her heart isn’t the biggest thing she’s risking in this investigation, she very well might be the next to die.