After making up the list, I realized how subjective it is--many of these achieve a similar atmosphere, even though the worlds and specifics are different. Plus, all of the authors are women! Not intentional--I've read and loved plenty of fantasies by men, but these are my most recent favorites.
I am sure everyone will have their own unique list, but here is mine, in no particular order:
The Scorpio Races, by Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven Boys, by Maggie Stiefvater
Daughter of Smoke and Bone, by Laini Taylor
Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo
The False Prince, by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Cinder, A Cyborg Cinderella, by Marissa Meyer
Finnikin of the Rock, by Melina Marchetta
Seven Realms series, by Cinda Williams Chima
At least, these are my favorites today. And if I went back to my bookshelf, I would keep adding to my list.
(There's Crewel, The Diviners, Monsters of Men, The 5th Wave--OK, that's enough!!!!)