Ashes, Empires, & Brutal Masks... WAYRW

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir - What are you reading?



Alright, I'll be honest, I have put this book on hold for the moment...

I have the brand new SJM book in my hands and am reading that right now... and I have two group reads for the month of May going too...

But I will be jumping back to this one, evenutally...


An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir - What are you reading?





Where This Idea Came From...

The idea is that each week all of us book bloggers can write a post where we talk about the book or books we are reading for the week - and yes if you are still reading the same book for a few weeks in a row that is totally fine.  Just be sure to include the answers to the five questions for What are you reading Wednesday in your post.  Then hop over to one of the host sites and share your link!

Of course, this will be even more fun if you leave the host a comment, and then jump around to another post or two, or five, and gush with them!

We cannot wait to see what you are reading.



What Are You Reading Wednesday - the nitty-gritty

Share the book/s you are reading with their author, maybe even the cover... and then answer these questions for at least one of them.
  1. Why did you decide to pick up this book - cover or content?
  2. Who is your favorite character so far, and why?
  3. Will you finish this one?
  4. Finish the sentence:  This book reminds me of... (other books, movies, TV shows...)
  5. What type of read is this one? (slow but interesting, cannot put it down,...)

What are you reading Wednesday book blogger meme



Marissa's Current Reads

I've had a busy week... so not much has happened in the actual reading department....

  • The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
  • And I Darken by Kiersten White
  • A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas
  • To Kill a Kingdom 
  • The Last Namasara by


An Ember in the Ashes  by Sabaa Tahir

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.



Why did you decide to pick up this book - cover or content?

Not the cover... and the synopsis was a bit lackluster for me, but the reviews on Goodreads and Bookstagram were good, and well I'm sort of just floating through books right now...

Who is your favorite character so far, and why?

Elias is probably my favorite. His character is interesting... his internal struggles and the paths he picks to travel... it is setting him up for some serious possible issues and that intrigues me.  Laia, on the other hand, is a bit expected, I wish she were more interesting. 

Will you finish this one?

Eventually. I got this an audiobook to help fill in the time before ACOFAS came out... and then the loan expired, and I'm not rushing to grab it again... but I will. I will probably even finish the series if I can get it all on audio... but I'm not in a hurry either. 

Finish the sentence:  This book reminds me of... (other books, movies, TV shows...)

Umm.. every other YA fantasy that is popular right now... I mean why not ride that wave?

What type of read is this one? (slow but interesting, cannot put it down,...)

Slow... there is a lot of world-building and setting establishment, and the politics of the sides being established and as a result, it's a bit slow.  And then the alternating between vantages slows down the action, which keeps the tension there, but still...




Co-hosts to check out




Share your link & check out some friends current reads









This series is pretty popular, have you read it?

I'd love to hear your favorite parts, characters, and such...




An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir - What are you reading?











***Oh and a small note about the link up - please leave a bookish link.  I would love to hear about what you are currently reading. If you want to answer these five questions great!  If you'd rather just share about what you are reading, I'm up for that too.  If you have a question, feel free to ask it!***



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2 comments

  1. Oooooh, I failed to see the connection before. In German the book is called "Laia and Elias", the blurp is not that great and the cover is more or less hideous, so I never really had any interest in this book.
    I really like this "What are you reading Wednesday". It's fun. :)
    Have a great day!
    LG, m

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    1. Oh that would make it more difficult to understand, and I hate when covers aren't good! Thanks for joining with us!

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