Review: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir


Title: An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1)

Author: Sabaa Tahir

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Dystopia

Publication Date: April 28, 2015

Publisher: Razor Bill

Source: Purchased

Goodreads Summary:

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.

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I’m finally coming back to reading, blogging, and reviewing! I’m taking it slowly since if I put pressure on myself right now, I know I might disappear on the face of the earth again— okay, that’s an exaggeration. But seriously, I easily get anxious over stuff like this.

Anyway, what am I doing back here? I’ve missed doing this, to be perfectly honest. I’ve missed interacting with my fellow bloggers and most importantly, I’ve missed reading. I’M FINALLY READING AGAIN!!!

YAAAAS it’s worth celebrating considering my very long reading slumps over the past few years. I’ve finally taken down some books on my three-year long TBR pile. Aaaaand also, I am feeling hopeful for myself and this page this year. I hope I can post regularly now.

Okay, enough of that. Welcome back to MEEEE!! <3333