Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday: Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating.

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
Expected publication: May 2nd 2017 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

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.

A new book by Renee Ahdieh? GIMME PLEASE! :D
I'm not a big fan of the cover, though. I'm not entirely sure why. Everyone thinks it's gorgeous and here I am, just not liking it all that much. But as long as the story is great that doesn't really matter in the end.

What book are you waiting for?
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  1. I love the sound of this but you're not alone. I'm not a huge fan of the cover myself.

    1. It's of course not the most important thing in a book but I'm so glad I'm not alone in that!

  2. The cover seems pretty enough, but seems to have little to do with the story. The story sounds great! Thanks for sharing this one. And thanks for coming by.

  3. I cannot wait to read this book! I loved Ahdieh's debut duology. This one won't disappoint, I'm sure!

    Great choice, Stephanie. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  4. I looooove the cover, though you're not alone, I've seen some people who aren't feeling it. I am absolutely dying for this book <3 Amazing pick!

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  5. That cover! This sounds so good

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

  6. Hadn't heard of this one, I hope you love it!

  7. I gotta admit, I'm another lover of the cover <3 I will not be able to get enough of it. And I'm so ready to read whatever this author writes, so I am also waiting on this one too :D


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