Waiting on Wednesday #89: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature created by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This is where you showcase an upcoming release you're anxiously awaiting!

This week, I'm waiting on:
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir.

Expected Publication: April 28, 2015.
by: Razorbill.

Goodreads 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.

Vow your blood and body to the empire.

Keep your heart for yourself.

Why I'm excited:
Okay, seriously, just go read that synopsis again and there should be absolutely no question as to why I am excited to read this one. It sounds pretty darn perfect. I need it.

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. I'm super excited for this one too! It sounds amazing, and I love the cover!
    Ariel @ Bookish Confessions

  2. I'm excited for this one as well. I love fantasy books.

    Grace @ Books of Love


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