The Redwood Palace
Written by M.K. Hutchins
Seventeen-year-old Plum is a young chef with high prospects -- until she gives up her career to cover for her runaway sister. Lying for family leaves her tangled up in intrigue, and accused of poisoning the king's sister.
To clear her name, Plum has to figure out who's really behind the attack. Her best hope is to make an alliance with the Hungry Ghost who haunts the palace kitchens. He'll spy for her, if she whips him up an exorcism.
But researching exorcism recipes and delving into the identity of the true poisoner unearths darker plots. If Plum wants to save herself, her family, and her nation, she's going to have to cook the dish.