Wishlist Wednesday: Smoke in the Sun by Renée Ahdieh

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Wishlist Wednesday! Today I am featuring Smoke in the Sun by Renée Ahdieh. It is the second book in the Flame in the Mist series and I am super excited for it.

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by  Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and have yet to read. It is a spin-off of the original meme, Waiting on Wednesday that was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine.

THIS WEEK’S BOOK: Smoke in the Sun

Smoke in the Sun by Renee AhdiehTitle: Smoke in the Sun (Flame in the Mist #2)
Author: Renée Ahdieh
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publication Date: June 5, 2018

Summary (from Goodreads):

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. 

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Thoughts

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.

About Renée Ahdieh

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Renée Ahdieh is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling The Wrath and the Dawn and The Rose and the Dagger. In her spare time, she likes to dance salsa and collect shoes. She is passionate about all kinds of curry, rescue dogs, and college basketball. The first few years of her life were spent in a high-rise in South Korea; consequently, Renée enjoys having her head in the clouds. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband and their tiny overlord of a dog.

18 thoughts on “Wishlist Wednesday: Smoke in the Sun by Renée Ahdieh

  1. ViktoriaT says:

    I can’t wait for this one either. I just wish they choose a less glaring color for the cover.

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