Smoke in the Sun by Renée Ahdieh is the second book in the Flame in the Mist series and I am super excited for it. The Flame in the Mist is such fantastic YA Mulan retelling. The setting and the characters are absolutely amazing. I am looking forward to finding out where the story will go next.
THIS WEEK’S BOOK: Smoke in the Sun
Author: Renée Ahdieh
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publication Date: June 5, 2018
For weeks, seventeen-year-old Mariko pretended to be a boy to infiltrate the notorious Black Clan and bring her would-be murderer to justice. She didn't expect to find a place for herself among the group of fighters—a life of usefulness—and she certainly didn't expect to fall in love. Now she heads to the imperial castle to resume a life she never wanted to save the boy she loves.
Ōkami has been captured, and his execution is a certainty. Mariko will do what she must to ensure his survival—even marry the sovereign's brother, saying goodbye to a life with Ōkami forever.
As Mariko settles into her days at court—making both friends and enemies—and attempting Ōkami's rescue at night, the secrets of the royal court begin to unravel as competing agendas collide. One arrow sets into motion a series of deadly events even the most powerful magic cannot contain. Mariko and Ōkami risk everything to right past wrongs and restore the honor of a kingdom thrown into chaos by a sudden war, hoping against hope that when the dust settles, they will find a way to be together.
Set against the backdrop of feudal Japan, Smoke in the Sun is the breathless, romantic, not-to-be-missed fiery conclusion to a spell-binding adventure.
Book Quotes: Smoke in the Sun
Ours is a love stronger than fear and deeper than the sea
Respect is not a thing granted. It is a thing earned.
18 thoughts on “Smoke in the Sun by Renée Ahdieh”
Ooo this one sounds really good. I have not read the first and really is the first I am hearing of this series but yes, I would like to read it. Great pick!
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It is one of my favourites! I hope that you enjoy it if you give it a try. 🙂
I definitely need to get to this series soon. I’ll probably binge read both books this summer 🙂
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I really need to get the first book, the series sounds so good and something I would like too. Thanks for sharing it.
I didn’t really enjoy the first one but I know tons of people did so I bet you’re not the only one anticipating this one. The cover sure is lovely!
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The cover is really beautiful, isn’t it?
Been seeing this one around today. I haven’t picked this series up yet but it’s for sure on my list
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I still have to get the first book! I need to get on it. This sounds so good. I hope you enjoy it!
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I’m literally dying to get my hands on this book! I can’t wait to read it! 🙂
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Just two words: Oh yes!
I haven’t gotten the chance to read book 1 yet but I’m kind of glad about it too because now I can purchase the new covers, which I love so much!
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Oooh! Your are so lucky to be able to start with the new covers! I hope that you love this series. 🙂
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Yes, please! And HOW does this woman continue to get the best covers?
What a gorgeous cover! This is my first time hearing of this series.
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I can’t wait for this one either. I just wish they choose a less glaring color for the cover.