Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted at Breaking The Spine that spotlights those can't-wait-to-get-my-hands-on-them books that we are eagerly awaiting!
So what book am I dying of anticipation while I wait for it to arrive in the mail because it's been preordered since forever this week? An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir!!!
"Set in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, An Ember in the Ashes is an epic fantasy debut about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom. It’s a story that’s literally burning to be told.
LAIA is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire’s greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.
ELIAS is the academy’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias is considering deserting the military, but before he can, he’s ordered to participate in a ruthless contest to choose the next Martial emperor.
When Laia and Elias’s paths cross at the academy, they find that their destinies are more intertwined than either could have imagined and that their choices will change the future of the empire itself."
Why am I eagerly awaiting An Ember in the Ashes? Well, it's fantasy, and I'm a fantasy reading binge this year, it's a debut, it's got Roman and Greek references and almost all my blogging friens that have read it have loved it to bits, so how could I not be excited for it?? It's preordered and I cannot wait for it to arrive already!
What are you all (im)patiently awaiting this week?