Showing posts with label An ember in the ashes. Show all posts
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Review: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Why I chose this book:
After seeing all the great reviews and all the hype, I thought I should definitely give this one a try. Also, have any of you seen the ridiculous amount of marketing for any other book before? Jeeze! It was like the next Harry Potter was coming out or something. Anyway, I knew the entire blogging community would read this book, so I didn't want to be left out. I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date: April 28th 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Format: ARC
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Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.

It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire's impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They've seen what happens to those who do.

But when Laia's brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire's greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school's finest soldier--and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyrrany he's being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined--and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself. (Goodreads)

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