Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: An Ember in the Ashes

Breaking the Spine features a weekly event where we talk about the books we can't wait to read.

By: Sabaa Tahir
Release Date: April 28, 2015
Publisher: Razorbill

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.

I love that it's in a Rome-like world. I love that it's an epic fantasy. I love that it's a debut novel. So many things to love! Can't wait for this book to come out.


  1. Nice! Seeing this one a lot! Hope you enjoy it too!

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  2. Oh, I'm really looking forward to reading this! I've already heard such great things about it. Nice pick!

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  3. I agree, this sounds fantastic, and I'm so pumped that it's coming out soon!! Excellent pick!!

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  4. I just recently heard about this one, but it sounds really good, great pick!
    Here's my pick: Erica @ Read It. Note It.

  5. You can download free samples from Amazon of Buzz Books 2015: http://www.amazon.com/Buzz-Books-2015-Exclusive-Excerpts-ebook/dp/B00S8LNF4Q/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1426190763&sr=1-2&keywords=buzz+books+2015

    An Ember in the Ashes is one of them. It starts of really good.

    1. Thanks for the tip, cuz. Just got it from Amazon. Yay!

  6. I am so looking forward to this book! It's on my list too. Great pick!

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