An Ember in the Ashes
Author: Sabaa Tahir
Reading Level: Young Adult
Released: April 28th 2015
Review Source: 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.Hi all! Today, not only did I finished the book (which is fantastic), but along with other bloggers, Once Upon a Twilight is bringing you a mini-trailer of Laia! I cannot thank Penguin Teen enough for allowing us to participate with the reveal. I freaking LOVED Laia and well here is glimpse of her character.
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.
If you don't take my word how amazing this book, read what The Hollywood Report has to say:
The much anticipated fantasy An Ember in the Ashes (Razorbill, April 28, $19.95, 464 pages) by Sabaa Tahir mixes The Hunger Games with Game of Thrones — the setting is an ancient Rome-like city that hosts a tournament of death — and adds a dash of Romeo and Juliet. Paramount has the movie rights.
Yes, MOVIE RIGHTS! I hope this is made into a movie because it deserves to be on the big screen. So make sure to pre-order!
One thing before you enter the awesome giveaway... Do visit these blogs on Thursday, March 19th for another character reveal:
The Midnight Garden
The Young Folks
Good Choice Reading
Make sure to enter this awesome giveaway hosted by PenguinTeen:
5 signed copies of the ARC and 5 T-shirts.
This giveaway will run for 1 month (until 4/16) and have 5 winners.