Review: “An Ember in the Ashes”

an ember in the ashes - sabaa tahirAn Ember in the Ashes
Sabaa Tahir

Rating: 5/5

An Ember in the Ashes has been hovering on my to-read list ever since it’s release back in April 2015.  It got a lot of praise, a lot of hype, and it’s all totally warranted.  It even earned a spot on my ‘favourites’ list.

Laia’s grandparents are murdered and her brother taken prisoner; her only course of action is to join the resistance against the empire to save her brother.  Elias is a soldier for the empire, but wants nothing more than to desert.

 

Here is a 100% accurate reenactment of my reading progression:

At first, I was pretty into it.

Then I was really into it.

Then I couldn’t stop reading

And now it’s over.

Seriously, go read this. It’s a fantastic fantasy story with great character development and it will keep you from sleeping because you can’t imagine going to bed without finishing the story.  (Amazon US / Amazon CA / Indigo / Book Depository)

 

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