Review: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Review: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa TahirTitle: An Ember in the Ashes (Ember Quartet #1)
Series: Ember Quartet #1
Author: Sabba Tahir
Publisher: Razorbill
Genres: Fantasy
Publication Date: April 28, 2015
Rating: five-stars
Series Rating: five-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

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. 

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Review: An Ember in the Ashes

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir is a perfect book if you enjoy a good fantasy or spy novel. Set in a whole new, richly imagined world, this book is tough to put down. This novel’s plot is filled with so many twists and turns, I found myself reading on well after I should have turned out the lights! Continue reading