Waiting on Wednesday: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
****"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly
event hosted by Jill at the Breaking The
Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases
that we're eagerly anticipating.****
My pick this week
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Expected release date: April 28th, 2015 from 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.
Vow your blood and body to the empire.
Keep your heart for yourself.
I didn't even know what book I was going to do when this caught my eye on Goodreads, but as soon as I read the synopsis I knew it had to be my WoW. To me it sounds like Legend in a historic setting. Why wouldn't I want to read it?
That's my surprise pick this week. Any other books coming out that you think I should know about? Let me know in the comments!