Waiting on Wednesday: AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir

Jill over at Breaking the Spine started this and I believe that it's awesome" This blog post is to alert those that visit about "the" book that we cannot wait to get our hands on.

This year has been an amazing one for exceptionally interesting reads and AN EMBER IN THE ASHES is the novel that I want to dive into and get lost in. A fantasy novel set in Roman-like world where fighting, passion and love are all intertwined is just what I need.

by Sabaa Tahir
ISBN-13: 978-1595148032
Publisher: Razorbill
Pages: 464
Amazon, B&N, Goodreads

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.


  1. I need this book in my life as well! It sounds fantastic and that cover is pretty as well.
    I can tell it's going to be awesome. :)
    Great pick!

    Nick - My WoW

  2. i have not heard of this novel before but i've been drawn to high fantasy novels and this one sounds sooooo good! thanks for featuring it. it's going on my wish list

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    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

  3. Oh wow, this one sounds awesome!
    I had not heard about this one before, so thank you for sharing it.

  4. I haven't heard of this one but I'm really intrigued by it. I don't remember reading anything set in Roman-like world so I'll hopefully get to this one. Great pick :)

    Tanja @ Ja čitam, a ti?

  5. Ooh nice! Totally new to me but hope you love it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. Seen this one around off an on and it sounds amazing, and the cover <3! :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  7. Yes! This is on my wishlist, it sounds so good. Great pick.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

  8. This one sounds like it's going to be a fantastic fantasy to read. I really do like the synopsis for it. Excellent choice.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  9. I had picked this one a couple of weeks ago. Absolutely love the sound of this book :D

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