Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Waiting on Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine. It spotlights soon to be released books that can't come quick enough!

I'm seriously intrigued by...

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 2 May 2017
Pre-Order: Amazon | The Book Depository

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 place—she 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 consort—a 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 Clan’s 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.
(summary from Goodreads)


I adored The Wrath & the Dawn, though I still have to read The Rose & the Dagger! But this one is definitely high on my wish list. I'm so in love with that cover. I just have to wait til May! In the meantime, Entertainment Weekly have released an excerpt to whet our appetites! 

What book are you eagerly waiting on?

1 comment:

  1. Nice! Seeing a LOT of this one! I still need to finish TR&TD myself! LOVED TW&TD! Great pick!

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