Most Anticipated Book Releases

Most Anticipated Book Releases – April 2015 Edition

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Release Date: April 28th, 2015

Publisher: Razorbill

Pre-Order It: Amazon | Book Depository

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I WILL TELL YOU THE SAME THING I TELL EVERY SLAVE.

THE RESISTANCE HAS TRIED TO PENETRATE THIS SCHOOL COUNTLESS TIMES. I HAVE DISCOVERED IT EVERY TIME.

IF YOU ARE WORKING WITH THE RESISTANCE, IF YOU CONTACT THEM, IF YOU THINK OF CONTACTING THEM, I WILL KNOW

AND I WILL DESTROY YOU.

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, it’s 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 Thoughts: This book sounds so good. It already has a ton of amazing reviews, and I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on it. There are so many elements of this book that I’m so excited for. A world inspired by ancient Rome is definitely on the top of that list. Empires, spies, soliders, treason; yes please. *grabby hands*

Honorable Mention: 99 Days by Katie Cotugno (4/21/15)

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