Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, where you can spotlight an upcoming release you're eagerly anticipating!
This week I'm waiting on:
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Releases on: April 28th, 2015 ADD IT TO GOODREADS!
From Goodreads: I WILL TELL YOU THE SAME THING I TELL EVERY SLAVE.
IF YOU ARE WORKING WITH THE RESISTANCE, IF YOU CONTACT THEM, IF YOU THINK OF CONTACTING THEM, I WILL KNOW
THE RESISTANCE HAS TRIED TO PENETRATE THIS SCHOOL COUNTLESS TIMES. I HAVE DISCOVERED IT EVERY TIME.
AND I WILL DESTROY YOU.
Laia is a slave.
Elias is a soldier.
Neither is free.
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 I'm Waiting:
1. DAT COVER.
2. Um, a spy? Count me in!
3. Two words. ANCIENT. ROME.
What do you think of An Ember in the Ashes?
Excited or nah?