The book of the month pick for August, is a novel I'm extremely hyped and excited about. First of all, the cover is absolutely gorgeous. You might want to purchase the hardcover edition to experience the full effect of how breathtaking the cover is.
I have been hearing such great things about, An Ember in the Ashes, the debut novel by Sabaa Tahir. This is a young adult, sci-fi fantasy that promises to be filled with a dark combustible combination of action, adventure, betrayal, sacrifice, romance and the revelation of what one will do for the ones they love and the lengths the human spirit will go to break free from the ties that bind.
I can't wait to begin reading this month's selection, An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir.
Grab you a copy and as always...happy reading!
F.Y.I: An Ember in the Ashes 2 is expected to release April 26, 2016.
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.