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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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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 2mo
Laughterhp @Cinfhen I really love Renee Ahdeih! So far I‘ve loved everything I‘ve read by her! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage That cover! Good job on another prompt! 2mo
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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. 💕🐶 2mo
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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 2mo
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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!!! 5mo
squirrelbrain Clever! 🌧 5mo
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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 💜 8mo
marleed The covers on today‘s challenge could be my favorite of any single day‘s challenge. 8mo
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. 8mo
julesG @JamieArc Glad I'm not the only one. 8mo
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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
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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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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!!! 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage That cover is gorgeous! 9mo
sammisho @BarbaraTheBibliophage I love the throwing star flowers! 9mo
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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 10mo
DannyHattan 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 🤦🏻‍♂️ 10mo
annahenke @DannyHattan agreed! Haha. I like a goal to shoot for 10mo
mariaku21 I have no idea what level I am at 😂 Should probably check in on that 10mo
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annahenke
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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 👌🏽 11mo
Chrissyreadit ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
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) 11mo
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! 11mo
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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. 12mo
Kerrioke I loved that book! I have yet to get the second one, though. 12mo
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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 🥰 11mo
kaysworld1 @TheBookKeepers I'm starting it today now in my bag it goes 🙏☺️💞 11mo
TheBookKeepers Haha yay!!! Enjoy!! Let me know what u think once you finish 🖤 @kaysworld1 11mo
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TheBookKeepers
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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! 😻 13mo
Crazeedi O my goodness, adorable!!! 13mo
Amiable Ha! He has a stare like "yeah? So what are you looking at?" ? (edited) 13mo
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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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e.c.vitoria
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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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bbackes
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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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e.c.vitoria
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TheBookKeepers I loved her Wrath & The Dawn books!! I‘m gonna have to check this one out!! Are u liking it? 1y
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e.c.vitoria
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hermyknee Gorgeous photo 1y
e.c.vitoria @hermyknee Thank You 💞 1y
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e.c.vitoria
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Cinfhen That‘s a stunning book cover!!! 🔥🔥 1y
JamieArc This is one of my current reads 😊 1y
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BookishRedhead
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Yaaaasss!
I really enjoyed this book.
The more I read the less "Mulan" it got and came into its own story.

Stephykitten Great pic! Lovvvveee the funko of Mulan ❤️❤️ (edited) 1y
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ReviewsandReadathons
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I‘ve got tea and a hot pocket and 7 hours of sleep under my belt. And a book of course! Back to reading! #reversereadathon

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WayToDawn324
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It makes me so happy when books have such pretty covers 😍 hopefully the story will be just as good!

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BookishRedhead
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Giving this a go. It's giving me Mulan in Japan vibes

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e.c.vitoria
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ladym30 Great photo! 2y
e.c.vitoria @ladym30 Thank You 💜🤗! 2y
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libraryofthejedi
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3.5 Stars!

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Branwen
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Book and kitty cuddles 😍😻📚 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten

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Lylah
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Has anyone read this & is it good? The last few YA fantasy books I read were particularly awful and I don‘t have the energy for another.

JPeterson This one was just Ok for me. I liked her other one better, for what it‘s worth. 🤷‍♀️ 2y
Cailey_Mac This was a generally good book; ironically I wasn‘t thinking it would be anything too great but I got swept up in the drama and mystery of it all, to the point of myself ordering the sequel to see where it goes😂 2y
Lylah @JPeterson I liked that one too. @Cailey_Mac I think I‘m just gonna return it to the library if everyone thinks it‘s average or slightly above average, haha! I don‘t usually get swept into books that I don‘t think are really good. I have become quite the book snob. 2y
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e.c.vitoria
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ladym30 Beautiful! 2y
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NatalieFleshman
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This book is sooooo good. I‘m near the end now, and I‘m in love. I stayed up till 3:00 in the morning reading this book! That‘s how addicted I am!

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maich Lovely😍 2y
e.c.vitoria 💞 Thanks!! @maich 2y
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NatalieFleshman
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I‘m reading this book currently, and it‘s really good so far. I‘m somewhere in the middle of the book, and I‘m hooked! It‘s so interesting! It‘s a mix between fantasy, adventure, and thriller. I love it!