Throat of the Night by Karyn Henley (Published by Andon Press, March 12, 2013)
Throat of the Night is the third book in the Angelaeon Circle series, and picks up shortly after the ending to the second book. Melaia has two of the three harps needed to restore the stairway to heaven. After the destruction of the stairway, the angels were all trapped in the human world. Melaia has only one chance to restore the stairway, and time is running out. Melaia sends Trevin, the young man she loves, into enemy territory to search for the harp, while their enemy, an evil immortal being, continues to try and obtain and destroy all three harps so the stairway cannot be completed. Trevin finally has a plan for how he will be able to marry Melaia, a princess of much higher rank than himself, but first he must find the harp, which won't be easy when someone wants him dead.
Melaia had stayed back at court, separated from Trevin, but soon finds herself in danger, too. Melaia and Trevin struggle to keep their hope and their love alive. Can they save the world and their love for each other, and finally be together? Or will they be forced to make terrible sacrifices?
I loved the first two books in this series, so I have been eagerly anticipating reading the conclusion, and I am happy to say it does not disappoint. This book is a very satisfying conclusion to the series, but would probably be confusing to readers who have not read the first two books - there are a lot of characters, with a complicated back story and mythology and so on, so this is a series I definitely recommend reading in order. If you love young adult fantasy, particularly high fantasy, and are looking to read something different than the usual young adult paranormal romance, then I definitely recommend trying this series.