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An Ember in the Ashes
An Ember in the Ashes | Sabaa Tahir
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTELLERAMAZON'S BEST YOUNG ADULT BOOK OF 2015PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD WINNER - FAVORITE FANTASYBUSTLE'S BEST YOUNG ADULT BOOK OF 2015 This novel is a harrowing, haunting reminder of what it means to be human and how hope might be kindled in the midst of oppression and fear. The Washington Post An Ember in the Ashescould launch Sabaa Tahir into JK Rowling territoryIt has the addictive quality ofTheHunger Gamescombined with the fantasy ofHarry Potterand the brutality ofGame of Thrones.Public Radio International "An Ember in the Ashesglows, burns, and smoldersas beautiful and radiant as it is searing."Huffington Post A worthy novel and one as brave as its characters. The New York Times Book Review A deft, polished debut (Publishers Weekly, starred review), Sabaa Tahirs AN EMBER IN THE ASHES is a thought-provoking, heart-wrenching and pulse-pounding read. Set in a rich, high-fantasy world with echoes of ancient Rome, it tells the story of a slave fighting for her family and a young soldier fighting for his freedom. Laia is a slave.Elias is a soldier.Neither is free. Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear. It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empires impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. Theyve seen what happens to those who do. But when Laias brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empires greatest military academy. There, Laia meets Elias, the schools finest soldierand secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny hes being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwinedand that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.From the Hardcover edition.
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SaunteringVaguelyDownwards
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I was immediately sucked into this world of Masks hunting Scholars, and appreciated the lengths Laia wanted to go to in order to save her brother as well as Elias's frustration with the system he was born into. Will be continuing the series if I can find the next book!

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kathy88
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Such a good book that @thegirlwiththelibrarybag recommended when I was away back in 2016 and was one of the things that kept us close was discussing books. Loved going to all the book shops with you. 📚

thegirlwiththelibrarybag I loved the first one but you can probably guess where I‘m going with this (I haven‘t finished the series) 3mo
kathy88 @thegirlwiththelibrarybag Hahaha. How has this become our trait. We start really good series and then . . . We stop. 3mo
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AroundTheBookWorld
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My big brother reaches home in the dark hours before dawn, when even ghosts take their rest. He smells of steel and coal and forge. He smells of the enemy.
#AnEmberInTheAshes #SabaaTahir #firstline #openingline #book #books #booktattoo #booktree #bookthief #booktopia #booktoday #bookyourself #bookunion #bookutopia #bookunicorn #bookunicorns #bookish #Fantasy #YoungAdult #Romance #Fiction #YoungAdultFantasy #Dystopia #HighFantasy #Audiobook 💘💘💘

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vlwelser
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Highly entertaining. Definitely reading the next book.

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marolynh

The author has created a world with amazing characters, and I am in awe of the writing style. Love this series.

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iread2much
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Some of the writing was really good, and the characters had some (uneven) development.
An unwanted son and a daughter who doesn‘t want to find her own strength must navigate in the shadows of their parents and try to understand who they can become and what price they are willing to pay. An intersection of Roman/Desert Nomad/Learned Scholars society & magic is a cool world but under explored.
2.5/5 stars, read for a military/magic/assassin story

dabbe The cutest puppy is ready! ❣️🐾❣️ 13mo
iread2much @dabbe thank you! 13mo
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Rileytmurray
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Definitely enjoyed this book. The world was interesting and leaves you wanting more. First book drops you into the world but never overwhelms you with a lot of information right from the start. Definitely recommend reading it #booktube #bookreview

Also have a book review video on this one talking more about it An ember in the ashes book review
https://youtu.be/Uyj0AhLCFmo

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VioletMoonBooks
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5feet.of.fury I just read my first Nora Roberts this year. I‘ll have to read some more. Always good to see successful people doing the right thing. 1y
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Catsandbooks
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?Tagged
?H. E. Edgmon
? The Emperor's New Groove. Enchanted.
?Ed Sheeran. Emeli Sandé
?The Edge of Glory- Lady Gaga. Eat your heart out- WALK THE MOON.

#manicmonday #letterE

CBee Thanks for playing! 👏🏻 1y
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fransbookshelf

*more tension*

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WriteRead_Think
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I had known this book was going to be a banger when it came out. I bought it immediately during debut!

You know what happens to books who get bought immediately by people like me though? They get thrown into a massive TBR pile. My reading pace is massively slower than it used to be, so this has been my only summer read so far.

Highly recommend, cannot wait to get my hands on book two!

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Meshell1313
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#alphabetgame #letterE Going with Sabaa Tahir for letter ‘E‘! Still loving this game!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you for playing!! 2y
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fransbookshelf

*tension*

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fransbookshelf

starting chapter 5, good so far!

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Bookfan1414
Mehso-so

I don‘t know that I‘m enjoying this… book one was meh. Let‘s see if book 2 will redeem the series or if I bail…

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VioletMoonBooks
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This was an astonishing read. This book has me excited from beginning to the end. I kept reading page after page trying to see what would happen next. It was phenomenal how the story was told from two perspectives. I can‘t wait to see what happens in the rest of the series. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#AnEmberInTheAshes #SabaaTahir #book #books #read #bookrecommendation #bookrecommendations #bookreport #bookreports #Fantasy #YoungAdult #Romance #Dystopia 💖💖💖💖💖

Super_Jane I love this series 2y
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Marmie7
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I finished 4/5 of these for #Asianreadathon. I enjoyed them all but my favorite was Ember in the Ashes. I can't wait to read the next book! The one I didn't finish, The Hundred years War on Palenstine, I'm taking it slow, but should finish soon.

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VioletMoonBooks
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Set in a rich, high-fantasy world inspired by ancient Rome, Sabaa Tahir's AN EMBER IN THE ASHES told the story of Laia, a slave fighting for her family, and Elias, a young soldier fighting for his freedom.
#AnEmberInTheAshes #SabaaTahir #book #books #bookrecommendation #bookrecommendations #recommendation #recommendations #bookreport #bookreports #bookreview #bookriot #TBR #ToBeRead #TBRBingo #booktree #Fantasy #YoungAdult #Romance #Fiction 💓💓💓

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Kempfme
Ember in the Ashes | Sabaa Tahir
Mehso-so

My first read by Sanaa Tahir. Interesting sibling adventure.

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Squidonland
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“I live with the guilt. But there are two kinds of guilt, girl: the kind that drowns you until you‘re useless, and the kind that fires your soul to purpose.”

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Squidonland
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Life is made of so many moments that mean nothing. Then one day, a single moment comes along to define every second that comes after.

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VioletMoonBooks
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Set in a rich, high-fantasy world inspired by ancient Rome, Sabaa Tahir's AN EMBER IN THE ASHES told the story of Laia, a slave fighting for her family, and Elias, a young soldier fighting for his freedom.
#AnEmberInTheAshes #SabaaTahir #book #books #bookhoarder #bookhoarders #bookhaul #bookhauler #bookholic #bookholics #bookheaven #bookjunkie #bookjunkies #bookjunky #bookjacket #bookjackets #bookjacketdesign #Fantasy #YoungAdult #Romance ❤️‍🔥

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SpeculativeFemale
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I really should have read this slower. I devoured it too quickly and then had to place a hold on the second book in the series because someone else has it checked out from my library system!

Anyway, yes, I enjoyed this one so much that waiting an estimated week for the next book is rather annoying! 😂

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damselsgotballs
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Book 51

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JELEIGH
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This weeks read. Finishing up the An Ember In The Ashes series. Halfway point on book 3 and I can not recommend this series enough already. Rating for Book 1 & 2- ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

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Sweettartlaura
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I have to say… I really liked this.

Fantasy is NEVER my go-to genre. But I got this audiobook as a freebie years ago. I finally got around to listening to it.
And I was captivated. I already got the next installment ready to go.

Tahir does such a tremendous job of creating these characters that it doesn‘t matter what world she puts them in: you want to spend time with them and root for them.

So go do it. You‘ll be glad you did.

BookwormAHN I've read this whole series and it's fantastic 🧡 2y
Sweettartlaura @BookwormAHN great to hear 👍🏻. I‘m definitely down for Book 2 - I‘ll see how far it takes me 🙂 2y
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Catsandbooks
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1. Fast moving. Give me the action!
2. Tagged. I love the Ember in the Ashes series! Sabaa Tahir is an auto buy author for her magnificent plots!

#Two4Tuesday

BookwormAHN I also loved that series 💜 2y
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! Happy Tuesday! 2y
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maich
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty 🎄❤️ 2y
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AutumnRLS
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First half of December: Part 2. The Song of Achilles was soooo good. I'm also really enjoying Sabaa Tahir. Currently 1/2 way through A Torch Against the Night.

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KristiAhlers
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I was looking for a new series since I‘m waiting for the next Sarah J Maas offering and a bookseller recommended this one and I was pleasantly surprised. Not the same dystopian trope at all and the cliffhanger is solid enough I shall go and get the next in the series. Trying to get caught up here before the holiday read challenge starts.

Catsandbooks This series is amazing! 2y
KristiAhlers @Catsandbooks I‘m really excited to pick up book 2. Doing that today. I feel this weekend is going to be books and tea at home! I love lazy book read weekends 2y
Catsandbooks @KristiAhlers Sounds absolutely perfect! Enjoy!! 2y
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julesG
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Low pick!

Not as trope-y as some other YA books.

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JillsBookshelf
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August reading wrap up! I started school this month so I didn‘t get as much reading or reviewing done as I had wanted to. I‘ve also decided to stop reading the Ember in the Ashes series. It was a big disappointment. 😢

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#wrapup #readingwrapup #august #backtoschool #fantasy #mystery #ya

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JillsBookshelf
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This was such a fun book to read. I loved the multiple perspectives and it left off at a really intriguing spot. I can‘t wait to find out what will happen!

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

#ya #fantasy #yafantasy #summer #summerread #anemberintheashes

melzen It was awhile back since I had read this but it was a pick for me, nevertheless. 2y
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Emmybird01
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5/5 for this one! I have no idea why I waited to long to read this one! I was immersed in this world from the start. I had to know everything. I love Laia and Elias. I need to read the next one right now.

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ᴛɪᴛʟᴇ: ᴀɴ ᴇᴍʙᴇʀ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴀꜱʜᴇꜱ
ᴀᴜᴛʜᴏʀ: ꜱᴀʙᴀᴀ ᴛᴀʜɪʀ
ꜱᴇʀɪᴇꜱ: ᴀɴ ᴇᴍʙᴇʀ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴀꜱʜᴇꜱ

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Overall Rating 4¾⭐
Why did I wait so long to read this, it was flipping fantastic? I haven‘t been this into a fantasy in quite some time. I loved the characters, the world is so dark, so bleak and so very interesting. It kind of has a dystopian feel to it, even. It also has a little bit of the supernatural. My only issue is the love square that the author had going on...it wasn't a deal-breaker, though.

AudiobookingWithLeah @thearomaofbooks A week later I remember to tag you...this is by #Doublespin Book. 3y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3y
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el_libro_de_ellie
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Hi everyone! I am new here! I was kinda tired of Instagram and I looked up other app about books.

I loved all the action, the plot twists, the secrets, and all the supernatural things going on, something I didn't really expected at the beginning of the book.
The characters are awesome, you can see all the work the author put into making the voices of Laia and Elias be different.

annahenke Welcome!! 3y
sleepy.ash87 It's so great to have you here! 3y
el_libro_de_ellie @sleepy.ash87 thank you!! 3y
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Even when you fall, you get up.
Because you are Always Victorious.

The motto of Gens Veturia from Sabaa Tahir's Ember Quartet.

#thinkpositivebepositive
Thanks for the tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks !

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻💛 3y
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BookBelle84
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I have no idea what took me so long to pick up this book and now I completely understand the hype. The tension and character building is amazing. I have never read a book with such a great love triangle (square) where I love all the characters equally and have no idea how I want them to end up. I care for them all! I Will definitely read the rest of this series.
#catsoflitsy #mustread #stronglyrecommend #alice #aliceinwonderland

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thousands_of_books
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I was hooked to the story from the very beginning, no point at which I was bored or wanted to keep the book down. It made me want to keep on reading.
It has dual POV, it was very interesting to understand both the characters and their conflicts. All the characters are flawed and this makes the story feel realistic. If you are looking for a book which pulls you in with it's amazing story and has flawed but lovable characters, this book is for you.

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Catsandbooks
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5/5 ⭐️ I loved AEITA this time, just as much as I did the first time!

Tera66 Those eyes! Beautiful kitty! 3y
alisiakae Beautiful kitty! #catsofLitsy 3y
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SeaToSkyes Your kitty reminds me of my Tink! She passed away last year 💔 3y
Leftcoastzen 😻 3y
Catsandbooks @SeaToSkyes I'm so sorry for your loss! Zeke sends kitty kisses your way! 💕 3y
SeaToSkyes Thank you Zeke 💕💕 3y
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sarahgreatlove
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I am determined not to make my usual mistake with a fantasy series- where I read the most recent book and spend half of it trying to remember how the previous ones went. In preparation for book 4, I‘m starting from the beginning and listening to these again - I‘m determined to fully enjoy it! I saw it at my library the other day so just need to be patient!

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KindleAddict
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I truly enjoyed this book...and i will be continuing this series to figure out what happens in this love/lust...square? I love a good series❤❤