The Bloodleaf trilogy follows Aurelia, a princess who runs away after a failed assassination attempt. While on the run, she makes new friends and uncovers a deadly plot. Although the two magical princesses don’t have that much in common, the aesthetic of Bloodleaf reminded me of this Avatar character.
The book follows Ivory and Rosie, twins that have grown up in the circus under their mother, the ringmaster. When they return to a home that has drastically changed, tragedy strikes. It’s up to Ivory, her lover, and a dancing bear to save everyone. Like Ivory, Ty Lee will do anything for those she cares about. They are also circus-folk like Ty Lee before joining Azula’s team to hunt the Avatar.
Jade City follows the two crime families that run the only place that produces Jade. The substance grants powers to those with the proper heritage and training. The family and other ruling families come to blows, and violence erupts in the streets. Shae from Jade City reminds me of Suki in that they are exceptional leaders devoted to their friends and are also skilled fighters.
During her Reddit AMA, author R.F. Kuang said that her book is essentially “a darker and more effed up Avatar: The Last Airbender, but if Azula were the main character.” It follows Rin, an orphan who trained her whole life to get into Sinegard Academy. While on the front lines of a war, she makes a deal to unleash her powers, altering the course of the world forever.