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Ember in the Ashes
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 Ashes"could launch Sabaa Tahir into JK Rowling territory It has the addictive quality of"TheHunger Games"combined with the fantasy of"Harry Potter"and the brutality of"Game of Thrones." Public Radio International ""An Ember in the Ashes"glows, burns, and smolders as 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 Tahir s 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 Empire s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They ve seen what happens to those who do. But when Laia s 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 Empire s greatest military academy. There, Laia meets Elias, the school s finest soldier and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself."
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BookwormAHN
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I absolutely loved this book. I listened to it on audio and both narrators were fantastic. My original reason for reading this was for #Booked2019 Muslim author but I am definitely planning to read the next two.
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
Also my last book for #BFCr3 #bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn
And #TeenAngst #seriesstarter #BBRC @LibrarianRyan @RachelO

Cinfhen That‘s so awesome!!! I‘m entering this book on my audio wish list for future reference 😉 1mo
julesG @Cinfhen Steve West, Narrator - I'm all ears! 👂🎶💞 1mo
Cinfhen @julesG 👍🏻 1mo
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RachelO Sounds great! 👍 1mo
4thhouseontheleft This book covered a lot of prompts for you! 🎉🎉 1mo
LibrarianRyan Yeah. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job. I liked, but didn‘t love, this book. ♥️📚👊🏻 1mo
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sgornick
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Couldn‘t put it down. Love the different narrators. While the voices sound the same, the stories are so different and point of view does come across well so I didn‘t have to keep checking the chapter title to tell whose stories was being told. Plot is fast paced and exciting.

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I don‘t know why it took me so long to read this book because it lived up to all the amazing things I‘ve heard about it! I‘m so glad that I found all three books at my library because I can‘t wait a second more to start the second book. 5/5🌟

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mirsophie
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I wanted to like this book but I didn't care about the characters at all. I only made it 71 pages through this book

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BookishRedhead
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I have two weeks off from work so I'll be reading this series.
I GOT THIS!

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LibrarianRyan
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According to her own twitter post, the author asked for this cover change at book three and as the series continues. As an AoC she felt it important that her books represent her in image as well as words. She wanted the diversity in the pages seen on the cover as well.

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Sweetkokoro Is that larger image the original cover? I have seen the red version with the girl numerous times and it just doesn‘t grab me. That other cover though would have pulled me into checking it out. 2mo
LibrarianRyan @Sweetkokoro Yes the large cover is the original cover. Book two was similar with a blue cover. Books three (the green one on the bottom right) was the first in the new covers, and the rereleased the other books in that style as well. 2mo
Sweetkokoro Dang I wish they kept with the original look. The newer covers just look like so many other YA books on the market so they arent eye catching for me, while the original stood out. (edited) 2mo
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LibrarianRyan @Sweetkokoro I agree. But I also see the authors point. The newer covers show the middle eastern or maybe Indian (i can not remember which) ethnicity of the characters. 2mo
Sweetkokoro Yah i can see that too, but it still gets lost in the sea of other covers that have a similar style, regardless of what the people look like. Its doesn‘t stand out so people like me, look it over because its boring and been done before, you know. 2mo
LibrarianRyan @Sweetkokoro Compleatly agree. With middle grade they are trying to hard to make so many books look similar to TLT that it becomes a see of blandness. 2mo
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Reader93
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Just had a day in a half off work and scared my fiancee because I finished 12 books...sometimes a girls just gotta read her books!

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Wow this was good! I can't wait to continue the series.

I switched between audiobook and e-book for this and both were amazing.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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js0315
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Well this took a surprise turn. I was struggling with this a bit when I first started it because it's definitely different and a bit confusing on the world building. However, it got better through the second half and then I couldn't stop reading it.

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Jeralyn
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I'm a total idiot, this book has been on my TBR shelf for years (literally like 3 years) and I had convinced myself that it wouldn't be any good so I didn't even give it a chance. Cut to the present: me ordering (with 2 day shipping) the 2nd and 3rd book to An Ember in the Ashes the minute I finished it.

Book_yogi Isn‘t it so good! 4mo
BooknerdsLife 😱 I guess I need to push this one up on my TBR pile too 😆 4mo
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Thank you so so much @GrilledCheeseSamurai! Your package arrived perfectly some says ago and your present was very much appreciated! Any book with a map instantly hooks me 😍

@Avanders #sfmbc

Avanders Woot! 👏🏽👏🏽🌈 4mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai Just saw this now. 😂 3mo
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Sydneyreads
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When they tell you it‘ll be an hour wait to check in your trades ins, you have plenty of time to fill a basket. I have zero self control.

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essayareayaitch
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Picked the audio based on a friend's recommendation of the book. Ms. Tahir is a gifted writer, and I quickly finished the book, only to get to the end and realize it was the first in a series. (At the time I finished the other two had not been released yet)

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EmilieGR
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Good world building

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EmilieGR
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Promising start to another series

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Mccartershanon
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Hells is my child and I will protect her with my life

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dmoorhouse
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I wasn't so sure when I picked this book up, but I loved it! The characters are very dynamic, you watch them grow and change throughout the book. Definitely a pick. #ya #teen

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imabusybee
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Finished this last week. 3.5 Stars. I will have to get book 2 soon.

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Not to bad. That week off really help.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You did great! 📖💖 6mo
CoverToCoverGirl You really are busy bee! Well done! 6mo
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loriCB
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Great plot, believable characters, creative races and languages. Fantasy. This is book 1 of 3.

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imabusybee
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Started this yesterday So far so good

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kate_reads
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SO pumped I was able to find the out-of-print UK hardback edition for this wonderful book 🥰

Heideschrampf awesome! I was super disappointed that i couldn't find any differen cover than the bottom right-style for the thrid book of the series 6mo
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This book has compelled and engaged me and I'm only 50 pages in. It's set in a world different from any other fantasy world I've read about, yet everything is explained so cleverly and masterfully. Really enjoying it so far! 🦉

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dmoorhouse
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Just started a new book today! #youngadult #ya #teen

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BookAholics
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https://youtu.be/VG58S5Y_XhE. Check out my book tube channel where I post vlogs, hauls, collabs & other bookish things! This book was a 5 star read! Amazingly captivating!

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Laughterhp
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Finished all the reads for Winter for #Booked2019

1. Female detective ⭐️⭐️⭐️
2. Reminds me of my Happy Place - Block Island ⭐️⭐️⭐️
3. Fairytale retelling ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
4. New to you Author⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5. Related to a podcast - book pick for Sword&Laser podcast⭐️⭐️
6. Set in Ireland/Irish Author⭐️⭐️⭐️

Now onto Spring!

Cinfhen Yay🥳🥳🥳🥳 7mo
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I want to start rereading this book to know what happens in A Reaper at the Gates, but I also want to start season 2 of How to Get Away with Murder. 🤯 😩

pocketmermaid Rough decisions! So much entertainment, so little time. 7mo
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1. The Keweenaw peninsula in the UP of Michigan is my home. The image on the left is during the summer and on the right is now when we are buried in snow!
2. I love how beautiful it is, but sometimes it feels pretty isolating up here.
3. Tagged. After I read it I immediately purchased all the available books in the series thus far.
4. Night time, usually in bed 🛏
5. We had scallops with lemon spinach pasta 🍋

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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SquiBella
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February Reads: 📚
Elvish ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
Kings of the Wyld ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
An Ember in the Ashes ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Spinning Silver ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
A Court of Thorns and Roses ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A Court of Mist and Fury ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
A Court of Wings and Ruin ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Nice job! 📖💖 7mo
DannyHattan Best of the lot???? 7mo
SquiBella @DannyHattan it‘s a close call between Kings of the Wyld and An Ember in the Ashes. They were both phenomenal reads from near opposite ends of the Fantasy-spectrum. One had me grinning from ear to ear the entire time, while the other had my heart palpitating from page one. I couldn‘t put either down from the moment I started them. I highly recommend them both. 7mo
DannyHattan @SquiBella my TBR list just got 2 books taller 🤦🏻‍♂️😂😏 7mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 I loved everything about this book! The only thing I wish is that I would have read it sooner. I loved how each chapter alternated between Elias and Laia. More often then not the chapters ended with a cliffhanger pushing me to read more and more.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 /5 stars!! I ravenously devoured this book!! I loved how Tahir started the book by dropping us right into the action and then never let us go! I'm totally team Laia and Elias! Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to buy the series because I need this in my personal library!

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Catsandbooks
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Getting some kitty cuddles while reading #catsoflitsy

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Kasie
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First order from ThriftBooks. Most were in good condition. “She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.” – Louisa May Alcott #thriftbooks #anemberintheashes #louisamayalcott #thedeadtossedwaves

megzlynn Delirium was one of my favorite books in high school! I hope you enjoy. 8mo
Kasie Thanks. I read it on e-book but I wanted it in book form. 8mo
Purrfectpages Omg your cat‘s expression here is priceless! 8mo
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Erofan Your kitty is so cute! 😻 8mo
Kasie That‘s just her face. She looks like she wants to eat you all the time. 8mo
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Catsandbooks
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Zeke and I are starting the next Reading Rivalry Buddy Read! #catsoflitsy

#readingrivalry #rrsweetbutpsycho

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SquiBella I love these quotes, and I LOVE this book! ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
edennugget @SquiBella me toooo!! 8mo
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Enjoyable first book of this series. Memorable and likeable characters. Definitely a pick for me with a few eye rolls for the double love triangle, (love square?). That being said, you will definitely root for Elias as well as Laia. Already borrowed the next in the series, trying to wait until tomorrow to start it...

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SquiBella
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Sabaa Tahir is a goddess among mortal men, a true Kehanni. She weaves tales of death and destruction like they are barbed lullabies, agonizing yet hypnotic. I read through this story with such frantic fervor, I almost forgot to breathe. From page one, I found my heart in my throat and a weighted pit in my stomach. I traded sleep in search of a remedy between the pages to ease my endless worry. Alas, Sabaa left me gasping on the edge of a cliff.

SquiBella Art Credit: Tpiola Drawings 8mo
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I‘m feeling quite Belle-like this morning. Got my rose nails and my “nose stuck in a book”. ;) Thoroughly enjoying this read.

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“I understand now. [She] is singing me to death... And it‘s a sweet death. If I‘d known it was this kind, I‘d have never been so afraid... The intensity of the song swells... A flash of pure fire burns into me from crown to heel, snatching me from the peace of the seashore. I open my eyes wide, gasping. Death is here...”

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I don‘t know how I‘ve managed it, but every book I‘ve read this year has become “my favorite book in the world”. An Ember in the Ashes is packing one powerful punch. Holy moly, it‘s such a dark and wickedly intense story. Ooh, I just got shivers thinking about it. I‘ve been reading with my heart in my throat. Between this and Assassin‘s Apprentice, I‘ve given up all hope for sleep the next few days.

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Relaxing evening 🛀

TheBookKeepers Yessss! 8mo
SquiBella I just read this! Girl, I wouldn‘t be able to relax in a tub with that book in my hands. I‘d be sweating and hunched over, clutching the side of the tub😂!! An Ember in The Ashes was so intense. Enjoy! 8mo
edennugget @SquiBella 😂 This is actually quite accurate!! I couldn't relax... 8mo
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SquiBella
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The first half of my Thriftbooks haul has arrived! The last half of the books are MIA. Let‘s hope they make it “home” soon. An Ember in the Ashes is next in queue. 😊

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Laughterhp
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Ahh this book was so good! Once I started, I could not put it down! A great start to a fantasy series. I‘ve been really into fantasy lately and this does not disappoint. It‘s definitely a world I want to continue being in, even though it‘s tragic and awful. I really liked Laia and Elias!

#Booked2019 - New to you Author
#ReadingUSA2019 - Author from CA

Librarybelle Good choice! 9mo
Cinfhen I‘ve heard such good things about this series! Maybe one day I will pick it up 😊 9mo
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FantasyChick
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Well, I did it! My 3rd time doing #24in48 but my first time hitting the goal!

25:31:42 Total Time
1 EBook
1PB
2 Audiobooks
2 Books in progress

Not bad for a weekend. Hope everyone enjoyed it 🎉
@24in48

mcipher Congrats!! 🍾🎊 9mo
Kaye 🌟 9mo
PurpleyPumpkin Well done, congrats!🎉 9mo
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Nessavamusic Grats! 9mo
RebL Yes! 🎉 9mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 9mo
hes7 Yay! 🎉 9mo
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Laughterhp
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Officially calling it for #24B4Monday - I‘m going to bed.

Read a total of 13 hours and 20 mins. Didn‘t have to do any socializing, but had to hang out with my husband.

Finished 1 book and read parts of a few other books. I‘ve really been in the mood for fantasy lately, I spent most of my day reading the tagged book.

TheReadingMermaid That's awesome girl you made it into double digits!! That's amazing for one weekend of reading. Congratulations! 👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉🎉 9mo
hes7 Nice! 🎉 9mo
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻🎊 9mo
Andrew65 Well done, an excellent total. 👏👏 9mo
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Fan-fucking-tastic. Treat yourself to this taut rendition of the "seeds of a revolution" story. Tahir tells the story through the eyes of both the oppressed and the oppressors with believable characters. It's hard to resist wanting to know more. I will definitely be reading further in the series.

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LittleBug627
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Book club book! Looking forward to picking our next book. #hesinthehole