Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Wishlist Wednesday #7

Wishlist Wednesday #7

Wishlist Wednesday is hosted by Pen to Paper and it is where you talk about one book which is on your wishlist.
My Wishlist Wednesday book is...


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.
Vow your blood and body to the empire. 
Keep your heart for yourself.

I added this book to my wishlist a few weeks ago on July 15th. 

This book is now on my wishlist because a friend of mine on Goodreads added to theirs and I just happened to see it and was immediately attracted to the book. 

What appeals to me the most is the 'brutal Rome-like world'. Anything Rome like is an attraction to me. I also love the fact that it is told from two completely different points of view - LAIA and ELIAS.

That cover is extremely attractive as well. I love the font used on the title and the background image of the sandy landscape and buildings along with the silhouetted people. This is one of those books that I would completely read because of the cover, shame I know..

But along with that amazing cover, the blurb is equally intriguing. Conflict and blood and did I mention ROME!! This story shoes potential and I hope it lives up to my high expectations now.

I have never heard of Sabaa Tahir before this, so I don't know anything about her writing style or genre preferences. Actually, after a Goodreads check - this is her debut novel. 

An Ember In The Ashes comes out April 28th 2015!!!!!


  1. I absolutely love the sound of this one, can't wait for it to release :D

    My WW