Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (5)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine
for sharing upcoming releases we're highly anticipating.

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An Ember In The Ashes
By Sabaa Tahir
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Magic, Dystopia, Romance
Release Date: April 28, 2015

Set in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, An Ember in the Ashes is an epic fantasy debut about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom. It’s a story that’s literally burning to be told.

LAIA is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire’s greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.

ELIAS is the academy’s finest soldier— and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias is considering deserting the military, but before he can, he’s ordered to participate in a ruthless contest to choose the next Martial emperor.

When Laia and Elias’s paths cross at the academy, they find that their destinies are more intertwined than either could have imagined and that their choices will change the future of the empire itself.


Vow your blood and body to the empire.

Keep your heart for yourself.

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I think it was just recently that I started reading YA.
NA/Adult contemporary romance is my baby. It keeps me happy and satisfied.
Then, I pick up books like Under The Never Sky and The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and I'm all,
"WHAT ON EARTH HAVE I BEEN MISSING ALL THIS TIME???"
World-building and excitement ("I'm on an adventure" kind of excited) it seems.

An Ember In The Ashes was a book that stood out in an upcoming YA book list.
I love the cover and I'm really intrigued with the story. 
Anyone willing to go into the lion's den for their family has to have some ounce of courage and strength.
So, I hope that Laia will turn out to be the strong heroine I think she'll be.

What book(s) are you anticipating this week? 

8 comments:

  1. I love the cover for this one, great pick!

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  2. Well I love UtNS too, so I'll be waiting to see if you like this one. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Oh I have seen this one and I'm eagerly waiting for it to show on NG :) Sounds amazing and I hope you'll get to read it soon. Great pick, Jennifer :)

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  4. Oh I've seen this book around quite a bit this week, but I didn't really know what it was about. But it sounds super interesting! Brilliant pick! :)

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  5. Oh, I want this book, too! It looks just fantastic! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

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