Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (#246): A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir

"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:

A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
Book Three of the An Ember in the Ashes series
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: April 10, 2018

Summary (from Goodreads):

Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger. 

The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides. Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power. As Helene searches for a way to hold back the approaching darkness, her sister’s life and the lives of all those in the Empire hang in the balance.

Far to the east, Laia of Serra knows the fate of the world lies not in the machinations of the Martial court, but in stopping the Nightbringer. But while hunting for a way to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would aid her, and is drawn into a battle she never thought she’d have to fight. 

And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher. But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that will stop at nothing to ensure Elias’s devotion—even at the cost of his humanity.

Y'all, I am 100% here for these covers. Not just for the brown rep (yay though), but because they are so different. And that typography! I love the font. I hate mid-series cover changes as much as the next person, but I really like these covers. Although I may need to get the rest of the series in paperback rather than hardcover... too many books! I'm mostly interested in Elias's journey, ehhh on Laia and 100% apathetic about Helene. Elias though! He really makes the series (in my opinion).


  1. This is ANOTHER series I have yet to start, but I'm loving the new edition covers! And you're right, the font is awesome too.
    Hope you enjoy it when you read it, Alyssa :) Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Oooh! A third book in the series! I'm really excited about this! Great pick!

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    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  3. Yaaaaaaaay!! I sooooooooo cannot wait for this one either!

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  4. I haven't started this series yet, but your enthusiasm is kinda contagious :D I really hope you love this third instalment when you get the chance to read it!

    Thanks for sharing, here's my WoW :)

  5. The cover is soooooooo beautiful!! I love it!!
    I really need too start this series soon. I'm so glad to hear that you love it this much :)
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  6. I honestly didn't recognize this because of the cover style change, but it is beautiful! Thanks for sharing, Alyssa😀

  7. I didn't even realise that book three is going to be out next year! And like you Alyssa, I hate mid-series cover changes, especially when my covers don't match at all! I hope you end up enjoying this latest instalment! Great pick!

  8. Don't think I've heard of this series. Thanks for sharing.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  9. Gosh, I still need to read the first book. You're right, the new covers are dope! Hope you enjoy this one when you get to read it :)

  10. I haven't read any of these but oooh I'm loving this cover!!


  11. Yay :D Lovely pick Alyssa. <3 I hope you will end up loving this book tons and tons. I'm not reading these yet, haha. But yeah, pretty covers :D Not loving them.. but they are pretty. <3

  12. I'm super excited for this book too! Except that I have yet to read book 2... but still yay!

  13. I've seen this book around on so many blogs and I think I should really start this series. It sounds really interesting and just like my cup of tea :))

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    xx Yasmine @ Swissbookworm

  14. This one is completely new to me. I am trying not to start too many more series until I get some caught up. I do hope you enjoy it and I agree that the cover is awesome :)

  15. I still haven't read book 2. I need to. Love this title though!
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  16. I saw this cover the other day and remember thinking how irked I was that it doesn't match my copy of the first book, lol! I guess I really should catch up with book two before I whine though :D

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  17. Sigh--this is one of those series I hope to get to someday! See so many who love it around! And yay for the new covers! I fully love and support the reason for changing them (tho, if I'm being honest, asthetically I don't love them, but that's not the important thing). I hope this installment lives up to the first two for you, Alyssa!

    Have a fantastic week!
    Stories & Sweeties

  18. I love this cover! I will need to check out the series!


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