Wednesday, April 8, 2015

waiting on wednesday: an ember in the ashes


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature over at Breaking the Spine, where each week we all highlight a highly anticipated book that is coming out soon.

This week's pick: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Find it on goodreads 
Release Date: 28 April

synopsis: 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.


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Basically, this had me at "terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world." I love ancient Rome and everything having to do with anything about it, so I already am so excited to see what Tahir does with this unique setting. This book sounds super badass, and I honestly can't wait to get my hands on it. Doubly excited because I have seen nothing but amazing reviews from those who have advance copies! 

What are your picks this week? 

xx
Sunny

10 comments:

  1. Rome-Like. Oh, gladiators? Oh, this sounds really amazing.
    My Waiting on Wednesday

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    1. I know!!! Truly so very excited for this :) thanks for stopping by! i'll be sure to check out your WoW as well.

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  2. Definitely sounds good, and so many people already like it.

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    1. It's crazy how much good attention it's recieving! thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. I want to read more books centered around Ancient Rome, thank you for sharing this looks awesome! I keep seeing it everywhere so this has prompt me to add it to my TBR! Thank you Sunny :-) Hope you're having a great day, here's my WoW @ Emma's Bookery

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    1. I love ancient rome with all my heart... haha I'm so glad to have influenced your TBR pile :) Thanks Emma, I hope the same to you :)

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  4. This sounds soooooo good.
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  5. Can't wait to read this! I hope you enjoy the book! Check out my WoW!

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    1. I hope so too! Thanks for your comment :)

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