Hope you're all having a wonderful holiday! I need to make pies.... maybe if I act stressed enough my husband will go do it for me.... hmmmm....
Sisters of the Sword by Maya Snow
Juvenile or young adult fiction
In the world of the samurai, two sisters must hide their identities and master the sword if they wish to avenge their father and brothers. Dark, but I really liked it. I love the culture and I thought this was a good representation. It is the first of a series, I warn you, which I did not know until I got to the end of the book and things weren't all nicely resolved. It came out this year, so no others are out yet.
On a similar note, check out the book Little Sister.... by... someone. I can't remember. Kara Dalkey. The sequel is called The Heavenward Path.