Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #257 - Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

Flame in the Mist
(Flame in the Mist #1)
by Renee Ahdieh
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Publication Date: May 2nd 2017
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780399171635

Available for Pre-Order:
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The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place—she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. At just seventeen years old, Mariko is promised to Minamoto Raiden, the son of the emperor's favorite consort—a political marriage that will elevate her family's standing. But en route to the imperial city of Inako, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, who she learns has been hired to kill her before she reaches the palace.

Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the ranks of the Black Clan, determined to track down the person responsible for the target on her back. But she's quickly captured and taken to the Black Clan’s secret hideout, where she meets their leader, the rebel ronin Takeda Ranmaru, and his second-in-command, his best friend Okami. Still believing her to be a boy, Ranmaru and Okami eventually warm to Mariko, impressed by her intellect and ingenuity. As Mariko gets closer to the Black Clan, she uncovers a dark history of secrets, of betrayal and murder, which will force her to question everything she's ever known. (Goodreads)

Omg, Bookworms... is the cover for this book GORGEOUS, or what??
The story sounds pretty awesome as well!!
I already have my copy preordered, and I can't wait until May!!

I absolutely adored The Wrath & The Dawn and The Rose & The Dagger,
and I can't wait to go on this new adventure as well.

**"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine,
that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.**


  1. Sooooo excited for this one! Need to finish TR&TD as well as the novellas too! I try to finish the author's previous books before starting a new series. Not always easy though! LOL!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. Ohh! Great pick! I had no idea that Ahdieh was writing a new series. Thanks for putting this one on my radar. I love the cover, too!

  3. YES YES YES! I need to read her other books as well. But I am SO excited for this one! Plus that cover is just to die for! I love it! Great pick, Christy!

  4. So so soooooo excited to read this book! I love Ahdieh's books. I'm sure this one will be stellar. I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Have a wonderful week, Christy. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  5. I haven't read The Wrath and the Dawn yet, but this does sound incredibly intriguing. I do love that cover, too. Great pick!

  6. I'm so excited!! The cover is gorgeous!


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