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Flame in the Mist
Flame in the Mist | Rene Ahdieh
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn, comes a sweeping, action-packed YA adventure set against the backdrop of Feudal Japan where Mulan meets Tamora Pierce. The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her placeshe may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. At just seventeen years old, Mariko is promised to Minamoto Raiden, the son of the emperor's favorite consorta political marriage that will elevate her family's standing. But en route to the imperial city of Inako, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, who she learns has been hired to kill her before she reaches the palace. Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the ranks of the Black Clan, determined to track down the person responsible for the target on her back. But she's quickly captured and taken to the Black Clans secret hideout, where she meets their leader, the rebel ronin Takeda Ranmaru, and his second-in-command, his best friend Okami. Still believing her to be a boy, Ranmaru and Okami eventually warm to Mariko, impressed by her intellect and ingenuity. As Mariko gets closer to the Black Clan, she uncovers a dark history of secrets, of betrayal and murder, which will force her to question everything she's ever known.
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JaqyLantern
Flame in the Mist | Renaee Ahdieh
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Once I started this book I wasn't able to put it down. I love the characters and the tension that never seems to leave. This book also has some of my hidden-gender tropes.
It does have a few shifting perspectives that just add to the tension and drama all around.
I really enjoyed this and support picking it up.

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Blerdgal_Fenix
Flame in the Mist | Renaee Ahdieh
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Here is some fan art from #pinterest for this book #Japan #ya #poc #woc #wolf #foxdemon
Just downloaded the second book!! I feel like I need to finish this story. There are only 2 books in the series. I am using a kindle for this book because that is how I started this adventure.

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Blerdgal_Fenix
Flame in the Mist | Renaee Ahdieh
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This was a good book! You can‘t stop at this one. The author left you on a cliff hanger and now I am reading the second book because I have to know how the story ends. Be prepared to get the second book! I thought that might be the problem when I got half way through this book. The second book was not on my list, I am going to fire up the kindle & let you know how Smoke in the Sun goes. 4 out 5 #poc #feudaljapan #wolf #ya #woc

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Blerdgal_Fenix
Flame in the Mist | Renaee Ahdieh

So far re-enjoying this book. Had to start over basically to have the story fresh in my head. I am 50%in and I realize there might be a cliff hanger at the end of book and I will have to read book two. I am liking it, little confused about about a couple character developments.

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Blerdgal_Fenix
Flame in the Mist | Renaee Ahdieh

Restarting this gem. I really liked but put it down and never picked it because it was on my kindle. I am going to reread this and finish because it was an interesting story. #kindle #digitalbook #ebook

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literarymermaid
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I dropped my phone and the screen shattered but everything still worked and I finished this amazing book! I loved every minute of this duology. I'm on a YA fantasy streak that is really making me fall in love with the genre.

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Meghan1
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Finished this last night. I liked it a lot, but the constant sentence fragments bugged me.

AutumnRLS I just finished her 1st duology and picked this up because I like them so much. Looking forward to reading! 2y
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lowellette
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An adventure full of feuding samurai, hidden identities. and villainous scheming. What‘s not to like?

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Laughterhp
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A day late because I wasn‘t on Litsy yesterday.

📕 Tagged (it was a tough choice)
🖊Tana French
📺 Friends
🎤 Florida Georgia Line
🎶 Follow Me Down - 3OH3!

#ManicMonday #LetterF

JoScho 💙💙💙 3y
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wideeyedreader
Flame in the Mist | Renaee Ahdieh
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Sadly, I just didn‘t like this. The main character is a whiny brat, the writing is full of choppy sentence fragments, and I really didn‘t care for the story. This was my #bookspin for this month too 😕

TheAromaofBooks I tried to read The Wrath & the Dawn by this same author a year or two ago and just could NOT get into it. It was so slow and I couldn't get over the fact that she falls in love with her mortal enemy in about half a second. 🙄 3y
wideeyedreader @TheAromaofBooks I‘ve heard the same thing happens in this one—glad I dropped it! 3y
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cleoh
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It snowed yesterday so I didn‘t get out for a walk, but this morning I started this audiobook and I‘m really enjoying it so far!

audraelizabeth I love the cover. 3y
mcctrish Do you follow Uncorked Librarian? That‘s where I got recommended for this book. I really liked it and I love MULAN ❤️ 3y
cleoh @audraelizabeth it‘s a great cover! 3y
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audraelizabeth I love phoenixes. 3y
cleoh @mcctrish I don‘t, but I‘ll definitely check them out! What platforms are they on? Mulan is one of my favourites too 😍 3y
mcctrish I found her on IG ( @theuncorkedlibrarian Christine) and signed up for the newsletter. Mulan retells are the theme for March, I got this in from the library and I have another that I was able to buy. Now I‘m trying to decide if I should read it next or save for when Mulan actually gets released 3y
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mcctrish
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Part of my Mulan prep ( although the movie release has been pushed back) is reading retells. This one is exciting despite its YA predictability ( no one explains themselves so of course the wrong impression is given). It is a series and if my library hadn‘t closed down I would get the next one to see what happens next

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mcctrish
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Reading with the Queen ( it‘s almost like being there, right? 😆)

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mcctrish
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Prepping for Mulan

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thebacklistbook
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1. Donate. If it's a textbook I sell it.

2. Usually about 10 days.

3. The tagged book. Just can't get into it.

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BooksOnPointe
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Mehso-so

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Laughterhp
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Loved this book! At first I was nervous I wasn‘t going to like it because I wasn‘t in the right mindset. But once I got into this book I loved it and couldn‘t put it down! I was so intrigued in the story and the characters. I didn‘t know this was a duology so I don‘t have the next book on hand. It ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, but I would probably read the next book even if it didn‘t.

#booked2019 - POC main character Paranormal

Cinfhen Oh wow!! Your review makes me want to read the book 3y
Laughterhp @Cinfhen I really love Renee Ahdeih! So far I‘ve loved everything I‘ve read by her! 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage That cover! Good job on another prompt! 3y
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Laughterhp
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Monday night snuggles - I‘ve already finished my chapters for The Last Hours for the week and I‘m trying to stick to the schedule (but I probably wont, I‘m hooked!)

Getting some doggie snuggles and diving further into this fantasy

#dogsoflitsy #fantasyread

Bookzombie That looks like a relaxing situation. 💕🐶 3y
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Laughterhp
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#BookReport - Finished 2 books last week. I enjoyed both!

#WeeklyForecast - I still have the Sophie Hannah book in progress. I‘m struggling with it. Probably because I know it‘s not actually written by Agatha Christie.
I started the tagged book yesterday. It‘s the last book I need for my challenges.

Up Next - getting into the #LiteraryCrew #BuddyRead
And the Christmas book is only a 2 week loan (which I didn‘t know when I requested it)

Cinfhen I was thinking about trying this book - I‘ll be watching for your thoughts 3y
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staceylovesbooks
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Cover is pretty and so far the female lead is interesting... looking forward to see how this progresses

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wideeyedreader
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#ayupaugust My thought process: #rain creates mist sometimes, therefore, Flame in the Mist!

Cinfhen Works for me!!! 3y
squirrelbrain Clever! 🌧 3y
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Blerdgal_Fenix
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New commuter book! Got this one from Libby! So far so good! Strong female lead! I have just started and can‘t put it down. More to come with this one. Stay tuned! Also I believe this is apart of a series too. I found this book because Niccola Yoon recommended it! #poc #femalelead #feudalistic #combat

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e.c.vitoria
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julesG
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Retelling of the Mulan story. A #ChinaGirl sets out to become a warrior and war hero.

Caveat: I only read the first few chapters of the tagged book. I didn't like it.

Picture from Goodreads

#WanderingJune @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen

Cinfhen It‘s a gorgeous cover 💜 4y
marleed The covers on today‘s challenge could be my favorite of any single day‘s challenge. 4y
JamieArc I read the first one, and am reading the second. I want to like them, but the way she writes - well, I don‘t love it. 4y
julesG @JamieArc Glad I'm not the only one. 4y
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Laughterhp
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ThriftBooks gets an A from me today! I got this book in the mail yesterday.

I don‘t know if you can tell from the photo, but the top back is all water damaged and discolored. I think it had even started to mold a bit. So I complained. (I‘m not a big complainer).

And they are sending me a different copy of this book, hopefully in better condition! I‘ll then probably put this copy in my LFL.

Yay #ThriftBooks #usedbooks

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Reader93
Flame in the Mist | Renaee Ahdieh
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This book was great, well written and I enjoyed the characters. And if you like retellings ,like I do it was great. Now it's not really a retelling word for word in that sense. However, I enjoyed the "nods" to Mulan.

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sammisho
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I enjoyed this fast paced, inventive YA fantasy. However, it did feel lacking in something. I am hoping book 2 fills in what I am missing.

#booked2019 Political intrigue
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen I‘m loving all the political intrigue books!!! 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage That cover is gorgeous! 4y
sammisho @BarbaraTheBibliophage I love the throwing star flowers! 4y
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reading_dianne
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Done reading Flame in the Mist and I have enjoyed it. If you like reading about strong female characters, you should try this one. It's one of Mulan retellings which we don't get often. Love it! ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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e.c.vitoria
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annahenke
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Just realized that I have really advanced in my audible stats. I've apparently achieved almost every badge and am a master listener. Woohoo!

hermyknee I had that surprise not too long ago, too! #blameitonlitsy 4y
Derf I‘m the same, I feel like they need to update it though as there‘s not much to aim@for once you‘ve done that 🤦🏻‍♂️ 4y
annahenke @DannyHattan agreed! Haha. I like a goal to shoot for 4y
mariaku21 I have no idea what level I am at 😂 Should probably check in on that 4y
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mutlee
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Mehso-so

Quick audiobook. I loved the setting and found the story intriguing. But I thought it got very repetitive at times. And some of Mariko‘s choices really irritated me. For someone who prides herself on intelligence, she does some really stupid things.

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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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Opened my #HappilyEverAfterSwap! And @BridgetteM you did such a great job shopping for me! Thank you! I can‘t wait to dig in to both the books and the goodies! You were so generous too! Thank you again! 🥰 I‘m torn between finishing what I‘m currently reading and starting one of these beauties!

Thanks @Chrissyreadit for hosting this swap! I loved both the shopping/giving part and the receiving part so much!

CouronneDhiver Nice 👌🏽 4y
Chrissyreadit ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
BridgetteM Glad you like it! I had a lot of fun trying to choose which books from your TBR to get. :) Also, I apologize for the excessive amount of tape on the box. My husband was in charge of the tape 🤦‍♀️ (edited) 4y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @BridgetteM Lol, no worries on the tape, it had me reminiscing about my grandma! Every time she sent a package out it was excessively taped! 4y
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TheBookKeepers
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One of my favorite quotes from this one!! Anyone else read this series? I‘m (im)patiently awaiting my library hold for Book 2 😛

AmyG That is a really good quote. 4y
Kerrioke I loved that book! I have yet to get the second one, though. 4y
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TheBookKeepers
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Imagine Mulan taking place in Japan and add some kick butt secondary characters plus epic world building! I loved this book so much!! And was total trash for the romance parts weaved in! 💙💙💙 This was an excellent YA fantasy novel and I can‘t wait to get my hands on book 2! Also I adored her first series too! The Wrath & The Dawn!

TheBookKeepers @kaysworld1 here‘s my full review of Book 1 in the series 🥰 4y
kaysworld1 @TheBookKeepers I'm starting it today now in my bag it goes 🙏☺️💞 4y
TheBookKeepers Haha yay!!! Enjoy!! Let me know what u think once you finish 🖤 @kaysworld1 4y
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TheBookKeepers
Flame in the Mist | Rene Ahdieh
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Finally warming up today in Central FL to where I can enjoy an iced latte while reading my books! 😍 this is my currently reading stack!

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BookishBlonde12
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“Be as fierce as the fire.”

Wow...I need to go out and buy the sequel ASAP!

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BookishBlonde12
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Took a quick break from reading and saw someone enjoying his new catnip toy...

#catsoflitsy #padfoot #wintercoat

squirrelbrain So floofy! 😻 4y
Crazeedi O my goodness, adorable!!! 4y
Amiable Ha! He has a stare like "yeah? So what are you looking at?" ? (edited) 4y
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BookishBlonde12
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Good morning everyone! Day 2 of the #24b42019 #readathon

Moving into the eleventh hour and half way through Flame in the Mist. How‘s everyone‘s weekend so far?

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BookishBlonde12
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Onto book number two! Excited for this read 👆🏻

Peppered in some #audioreading while cleaning and cooking lunch. Nearing the seven hour mark for #24b42019

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TheBookKeepers
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Omg!! Thanks @Peddler410 for my #jolabokaflodswap package!! I‘m so excited to read this book tonight and munch on this delicious looking chocolate 😍😍😍 merry Christmas to you!

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new lamp for night readings

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4⭐! I truly enjoyed reading this book! I wanted to get back to it as often as possible to see how everything would play out. The mild sorcery throughout dropped it to 4🌟 for me. I can't wait to read the next one!

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What do you think of her thoughts on love? Also, these black brackets could pass as mustaches. I might have to experiment with that later.

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bg_reads
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I decided to start this one while I wait for my husband to come home from work. My little boy is asleep next to me and I can't turn on the light to read my paperback. I'm willing to make the sacrifice. 👶🏻💙📖

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amsu311
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💜💜💜
#Goodreads2018ReadingChallenge
Hate Mariko
Love Okami...

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