Fledge (Fiona Frost Duology), by Penny Greenhorn, free
Providence is a planet where everyone’s role is defined and spelled out. Fiona Frost is taken from her farm and forced to join the military. As the only girl among a camp full of fledgling male soldiers, Fiona must quickly learn how best to survive this brutal new lifestyle. She has little help from her mates, the twelve soldiers on her format who are resentful, as her presence will hurt their chances of winning the war games. She unexpectedly grows close to her format’s leader, First Winslow, as she struggles to learn Shetheerie, their ally’s language, and endure physical combat training in preparation of facing the hostile Grindts of Braacktda. Through it all, she can’t help but wonder: Why am I here?