Dragonfall by L.R. Lam
I was recommended this as a cure for my Fourth Wing pangs. It is not like Fourth Wing at all apart from the dragons, but is brilliant none the less. Took me a minute to get my head around shape shifting dragons and holes in the sky but when I did, I was hooked. A fantastic group of characters (echoes of Six of Crows in the heist scenes and friendship group). Arcady and Everen are gorgeously flawed and the fantasy world was incredibly well formed with a spotlight on small details which I always appreciate. I found myself reading faster and faster to see how it would end... which is by waiting until the next book. GAH!
From the back
The first in an epic fantasy trilogy from Sunday Times bestselling author L.R. Lam.
Long ago, humans betrayed dragons, stealing their magic and banishing them to a dying world. Centuries later, their descendants worship dragons as gods. But the 'gods' remember, and they do not forgive.
Thief Arcady scrapes a living on the streets of Vatra. Desperate, Arcady steals a powerful artifact from the bones of the Plaguebringer, the most hated person in Lumet history. Only Arcady knows the artifact's magic holds the key to a new life among the nobles at court and a chance for revenge.
The spell connects to Everen, the last male dragon foretold to save his kind, dragging him through the Veil. Disguised as a human, Everen soon learns that to regain his true power and form and fulfil his destiny, he only needs to convince one little thief to trust him enough to bond completely - -body, mind, and soul - and then kill them.
Yet the closer the two become, the greater the risk both their worlds will shatter.