Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: An Ember in the Ashes

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  "Waiting on Wednesday" spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating.

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Pub. Date: April 28, 2015



Goodreads says, "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."
Doesn't this sound brilliant? I can't say I have ever read a YA book with a Rome-like setting. I loved HBO's Rome and am a huge fan of Gladiator, so I am dying to check this one out. What do you guys think?

24 comments:

  1. Sounds really good! I never got the chance to finish watching Rome but I did like it and I think the time period is interesting.

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    1. Me too…I'm definitely intrigued! Thanks for dropping by, Christina!

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  2. This one sounds really good, plus it takes place in Rome. WIn Win. Great pick indeed.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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    1. I know, right?! I love the setting. Thanks for dropping by, Grace!

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  3. This does sound like a unique and fun setting for a YA novel. I'll have to check it out. :)

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    1. I'm glad you agree, Allison. There's been a lot of hype for it, so I hope it doesn't disappoint. Thanks for visiting.

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  4. I haven't seen this one before, but it has an interesting concept. I hope you enjoy it!!

    Here is my WoW: http://www.jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2015/01/waiting-on-wednesday-sin-eaters.html

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    1. I'm glad you agree, Jacque. Thanks for dropping by!

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  5. I really want this book! I've been so underwhelmed with popular fantasy novels in YA lately. I'm hoping this one will work out best for me.

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    1. Me too! I've read a lot of so-so fantasies lately, so hopefully this one will be great. Thanks for visiting, Joy!

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  6. This looks like an interesting book to read, I guess I should add it to my to-be-read list then. Great choice by the way.
    My Waiting On Wednesday!

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    1. Thanks,Christine! It's been getting a lot of hype. Thanks for dropping by.

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  7. YES YES YES YES YES!!!! I can't wait for this one either Christina! I'm a enormous fan of Gladiator as well, so bring on ancient Rome-like setting!

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    1. Me too. Love that movie and love that setting. Thanks for visiting, Jenny!

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  8. I'm pretty sure this is one of everyone's most anticipated books of this year! With good reason; that synopsis is awesome and that cover is so eye catching! I can't wait for it to be released! Great choice this week :) Check out my WoW:

    Crystal @ Books Unbound

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    1. I know, right?! I've been seeing it everywhere. Hopefully it doesn't disappoint. THanks for visiting, Crystal.

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  9. This sounds amazing and I've heard a lot of great things about it. I was just approved for it from Edelweiss! It was a total surprise because I requested it a long time ago but didn't hear anything for so long I completely forgot I requested it. Now I just need to make time to read it! Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My WoW

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    1. That's awesome, Michelle! I didn't even know it was on Edelweiss, so I will have to go find it immediately. Thanks for visiting!

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  10. You're going to love this one SO MUCH. I read it around Thanksgiving and it quickly became one of my all-time favorites! I can't wait to see what you think!

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    1. You already read it?! That's fantastic, Ashlea. I am so glad to hear that….can't wait to get my hands on a copy now. Thanks for visiting!

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  11. Great choice! I am so excited about this one as well. It looks amazing and I have heard some great reviews from people. Definitely one of my most anticipated reads coming out this spring!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

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    1. I've been hearing a lot of buzz for this book too….definitely looking forward to reading it. Thanks for visiting, Cassi!

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  12. YES! SO EXCITED!! This book sounds like it will be incredible! I wish it was already April.

    Excellent WOW :D

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    1. I know, right?! I'm glad you are excited for this one, too. Thanks for visiting, Lea!

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