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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Book Review- AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir




AN EMBER IN THE ASHES 
Sabaa Tahir
Release Date: April 28, 2015
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Razorbill
ISBN: 978-1595148032
Source: ARC Received from the Publisher
Rating: Obsessed!!!!!!!!!!!

I WILL TELL YOU THE SAME THING I TELL EVERY SLAVE.

THE RESISTANCE HAS TRIED TO PENETRATE THIS SCHOOL COUNTLESS TIMES. I HAVE DISCOVERED IT EVERY TIME. 

IF YOU ARE WORKING WITH THE RESISTANCE, IF YOU CONTACT THEM, IF YOU THINK OF CONTACTING THEM, I WILL KNOW 

AND I WILL DESTROY YOU.

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 tyranny 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. 

First thing's first PENGUIN TEEN YOU NEED TO PICK UP THE SEQUEL TO THIS BOOK!!!! IT CAN'T BE A STAND ALONE I REFUSE TO BELIEVE THAT YOU WOULD DO THAT TO US!

Ok now on to the review!

Obviously from my screaming above you see how much I loved this book! It was so amazing! It was dark and violent and exactly what I needed when I read it. The world building was incredible and I could totally imagine it in my mind. I felt like I was walking in the characters sometimes uncomfortable shoes.

I fell hard for Elias's character he was tough yet vulnerable at times and he was smoking hot!

Laia at first I was unsure about but as her character progressed I really liked her! She was brave and headstrong and most of all loyal. All she wants to do is save her brother and I found that admirable when she could have run away to live a safe life.

The Commandant is one evil bitch! Honestly she's one of the best villains I've read in a long time, I. Want. Her. To. Die. Horribly.

There were a few other secondary characters that I really liked but the main focus was on Elias ans Laia for me.

Oh and Sara Raash I will fight you for Elias ;)

AN EMBER IN THE ASHES releases next Tuesday so make sure you have your copy ordered! You don't want to miss out!




3 comments:

  1. Great Review!
    I can't wait for this one and i'm getting more and more excited reading all of these great reviews. Seriously, everyone LOVES this book.

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  2. so excited for this one.

    Great review :) I can definitely feel the love here.

    Aparajita @Le' Grande Codex

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  3. Okay, I seriously want to read this one now! Love my book BFs smoking hot... 😊

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