A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix, May 15, 2012. Published by Harper Teen.
You’d think being a privileged Prince in a vast intergalactic Empire would be about as good as it gets. But it isn’t as great as it sounds. For one thing, Princes are always in danger. Their greatest threat? Other Princes. Khemri discovers that the moment he is proclaimed a Prince.Why: I ahve loved Every single book of Garth Nix's that I have read, and A Confusion of Princes sounds like another great book to add to the streak.
He also discovers mysteries within the hidden workings of the Empire. Dispatched on a secret mission, Khemri comes across the ruins of a space battle. In the midst of it all he meets a young woman named Raine, who will challenge his view of the Empire, of Princes, and of himself.