Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (19) - An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: April 28th 2015

Goodreads summary:
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. 

Why Ashes?
I've already seen so many great reviews for this book and the book hasn't even come out yet! Not only that but the book is already been optioned by Paramount for a SEVEN FIGURE DEAL. SEVEN. I feel that it's going to be a huge franchise and I can't wait to read it myself.  I haven't read much high fantasy lately, but An Ember in the Ashes will probably bring me back to the genre.

UPDATE: I managed to get a copy of the book! I can't wait to read it and let you guys know what I think!


  1. I hope you enjoy the book!
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  2. I can't wait for this one, too! It sounds so badass. ;) I hope you enjoy it--let us know what you think. :)

    Aimee @ Deadly Darlings