Oct 24, 2015

An Ember in the Ashes

An Ember in the Ashes
by Sabaa Tahir

Book: An Ember in the Ashes
Publisher: Razorbill
Pub Date: April 2015
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Print
Source: Borrowed
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Laia is a slave.

Elias is a soldier.

Neither is free.

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.

It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.

But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

My Review: I know a lot my not enjoy my words. I know this book was hyped and I was waiting a while to read this and see if it could live up to the hype. Plus A Lot of my  favorite bloggers LOVED this book. 

So I ordered it and dived in....

What ended up happening? I closed the book about a few chapters it and returned it. This book was not for me. I couldn't get into it, didn't see the big hype about it. So sadly, I couldn't finish it. 

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