Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (#200): Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh


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


This week, I'm featuring:


Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh
Book One of the Flame in the Mist series
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 2, 2017

Summary (from Goodreads):

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn, comes a sweeping, action-packed YA adventure set against the backdrop of Feudal Japan where Mulan meets Tamora Pierce.

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.




New Ahdieh book! I half-wish it were a standalone but honestly I do not care. I love Ahdieh's writing and storytelling! 

42 comments:

  1. Yum! I love what I'm seeing in that blurb. Great choice for your WoW.

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  2. Oh my goodness! Why did they want to kill her? Which one will she fall in love with? Yet another book to add to my TBR pile.

    My WOW

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    1. I can't wait to find out! I'm sure this book will be amazing. :D

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  3. This looks awesome! Hope u enjoy it when u read it :)
    Here's my WoW


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  4. MULAN meets___. They could basically put anything in that blank and this would be make my wishlist. Absolutely can't wait to see this gorgeous cover in person!!

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  5. Yessss!! Cannot wait for this one! I still need to read TR&TD to finish her first series up but I still cannot wait to read this new one!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Girl, you are missing out! That one was awesome. ;)

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  6. Yasss! I can't wait for this book. I bet it'll be AMAZING!

    My WOW!

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  7. Renee Ahdieh takes on Japanese fantasy, say no more because I am there and I am ready for this - preferably with food on hand because I know she'll make me hungry again.
    Aentee at Read at Midnight

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    1. I am all about the food references! Maybe the pub can have her release recipes with the book!

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  8. I haven't read her books yet, but I love any story that takes place in Japan. This sounds wonderful, great choice!.

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    1. Whaaaaat, Tammy! Her debut duology was amazing. Hopefully you read this one, and the WRATH duology too!

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  9. Awesome choice! 😉 I think that this is bound to be one epic retelling of Mulan! I hope that we both enjoy it! :)

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  10. This one looks so good! I saw the cover reveal the other week and it sparked my interest in the book! I can't wait! :)

    Sam @ Paper Cuts
    My WOW: http://papercutsya.blogspot.com/2016/10/wow-102616.html

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  11. SO many yeses to this! I cannot wait for this! Great pick, Alyssa!

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  12. I still need to read the sequel to The Wrath and the Dawn, but it is good that this is a new series, because I'll be able to read it whether I've read that one or not. Great pick!
    Check out my WOW

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    1. Do it, Lisa! That conclusion was amazing. Thank you!

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  13. This one sounds pretty amazing and the cover ... so gorgeous. I still need to devour the Wrath and the Dawn but I'm sure I'll love them!! :)

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    1. Binge-read that duology asap! It's totally worth it. :D

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  14. I still haven't read The Wrath and the Dawn, but this does sound really intriguing. I hope you love it! Great pick!

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    1. You totally should! That duology was great. Thank you!

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  15. I really like the Mulan vibes! Sounds pretty cool! I hope it's a great read for you :0)

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    1. Me too! I love anything Mulan. Thank you!

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  16. Ooo, I like the sounds of this too!

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    1. Yay! I hope you get a chance to read it!

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  17. Wow. I NEED this book in my life. I love the sound of it!

    Confession - I haven't read her EITA series yet, but it's so high up on my TBR. Hopefully soon!

    Thanks for highlighting this book - another one for my TBR. :)

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    1. Yes! It sounds great! And you mean her The Wrath & The Dawn duology? AEITA is Sabaa Tahir. =)

      You're very welcome!

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  18. OMG yes!! I can't wait for this one. I'm not the biggest fan of the cover, but who cares as long as the book is good! :D

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    1. Awww! I can't believe you don't love the cover! It is so vibrant. :D To each their own!

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  19. I LOVE Ahdieh's writing too so OMG I need this like air :D I can't wait to see what she does with a new story and setting and characters ♥

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    1. Woohoo! Hopefully you get to read it sooner rather than later!

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  20. I am absolutely dying for this book, it was my WoW last week! The cover, the synopsis, it all sounds amazing! I can't wait ^_^

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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  21. Yes! I love the sound of this. I hope you get to read, and enjoy, it soon. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my WoW earlier. :)

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