this book meme is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. this post just answers the 3 questions below. i haven’t done it in a while, thanks to this thing called a reading slump. if you’ve done this post, feel free to link it in the comments!!
What are you currently reading?
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What do you think you’ll read next?
Title: An Ember in the Ashes
Author: Sabaa Tahir
Series Number: 1
Publication Date: April 28, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Where I received the book: I purchased a copy of this book from booktopia.
Summary: 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.
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