Tuesday, April 28, 2015

An Amber in the Ashes Release Day Blitz!!


I am so excited that AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir releases today and that I get to share the news, along with a special introduction from Sabaa herself!

If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Sabaa Tahir, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for signed copies of the book and some of those awesome sword letter openers we’ve seen around courtesy of Sabaa, Penguin Teen, and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

A letter from Sabaa Tahir.

Dear Readers,

Today, my“baby” AN EMBER IN THE ASHES is finally out in the world! From inception to pub date, this journey took eight years. And what a journey it was: writing, rewriting, revising, editing, querying, submitting; Meeting other debuts, bloggers, booksellers and librarians, and hearing their thoughts on EMBER.
There aren’t enough superlatives to describe the radness.

And now, the book is here! I am so excited to see it in the hands of readers. I hope youenjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. To celebrate release day, I’m giving away two signed, first-edition hardcovers of the book. Details below!

All my best,


Author: Sabaa Tahir
Pub. Date: April 28, 2015
Publisher: Razorbill
Pages: 464

Find it: AmazonBarnesamp; Noble, iBooks, Goodreads

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.

Check out the book trailer!

About Sabaa:

Sabaa Tahir grew up in California’s Mojave Desert at her family’s 18-room motel. There, she spent her time devouring fantasy novels, raiding her brother’s comic book stash and playing guitar badly. She began writing An Ember in the Ashes while working nights as a newspaper editor. She likes thunderous indie rock, garish socks and all things nerd. Sabaa currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.


Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive a signed hardcover of AN EMBER IN THE ASHES. US Only.
3 winners will receive a hardcover of AN EMBER IN THE ASHES and a Sword Letter Opener! US Only.
Ends on May 9th at Midnight EST!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Another book I need time to read because I have seen so much love for it! I have something in common with the author, I love garrish socks. Lol. :)

    1. Hehehehe, I'm waiting for it to arrive in the mail!

  2. Although I wasn't a complete fan of this book when I read it, I do have to say that I like the "How far would you go for family/love/power/etc" pictures! They look so professionally done and could even be used for movies lol!

    Faye at The Social Potato

    1. Those posters are amazing aren't they? And they could be reused when they launch the movie, as you said Faye!

  3. Ahh this is so exciting! I love those promotional posters. :D The trailer's kind of awkward though. xD

    1. A wee bit, isn't it? But I usually don't watch book trailers much, so I cannot compare much!

  4. Happy book birthday to Sabaa, I can definitely feel the excitement and the hype for this book!


    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. Not yet! Hoping it'll arrive in the mail next week!!

  6. Yay :D Gorgeous post Pili. <3 I shared it too, hih :) And oh, how I am excited for this book. Yet worried too, since there isn't a sequel planned yet :p but reading it soon, I think :) Hope you'll love it sweetie. <3

    1. I do hope we'll get the sequel! And I hope we'll both love it loads!


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