Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday (#263): Smoke in the Sun 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:

Smoke in the Sun by Renée Ahdieh
Book Two of the Flame in the Mist series
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 5, 2018

Summary (from Goodreads):

The highly anticipated sequel to Flame in the Mist—an addictive, sumptuous finale that will leave readers breathless from the bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn.

After Okami is captured in the Jukai forest, Mariko has no choice—to rescue him, she must return to Inako and face the dangers that have been waiting for her in the Heian Castle. She tricks her brother, Kenshin, and betrothed, Raiden, into thinking she was being held by the Black Clan against her will, playing the part of the dutiful bride-to-be to infiltrate the emperor's ranks and uncover the truth behind the betrayal that almost left her dead. 

With the wedding plans already underway, Mariko pretends to be consumed with her upcoming nuptials, all the while using her royal standing to peel back the layers of lies and deception surrounding the imperial court. But each secret she unfurls gives way to the next, ensnaring Mariko and Okami in a political scheme that threatens their honor, their love and very the safety of the empire.

I have been dying to see the cover of this book, so I could post it as my Waiting on Wednesday choice! I am so excited for this book. Five months and it's here!


  1. Oh it looks awesome, Alyssa. I hope you enjoy it once you read it. Wow, I hope June comes sooner. Hehe.. thanks for sharing. 😁❤️

  2. Yes, the first one is still on my list of reads, but neat that the 2nd book has its cover reveal. It is a stunning one.

  3. I have the first instalment but I still have to read it, how bad is that? I know, pretty bad! Will have to read it in time for this Summer, though ;)

    Thanks for sharing, here's my WoW!

  4. Ooh nice! I liked the first one of this series and can't wait to see how it ends!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. I haven't gotten my hands on the first book yet... :'(

  6. I'm absolutely intrigued by this cover. What great artwork! Happy New Year! Hugs...RO

  7. The cover is a wee bit too busy for me, but I like the color scheme! I hope you enjoy Alyssa!

  8. I also haven't read the first book, but now I know I have five months to do so! I hope you love this one Alyssa!

    Here is my WoW!

  9. I'm not reading this series but wow! This cover makes me so happy! Thanks for sharing😁

  10. That cover is pretty! I hope you enjoy reading this, Alyssa.
    My WoW

  11. I am going to have to read this one. I loved the first book and can't wait to see what happens next. Great pick!

  12. Oooh! I can't believe the second book in the Flame in the Mist series is coming out! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  13. I had a much better experience with Flame in the Mist than I did with her other series, so I'm definitely gonna be reading this sequel.

  14. Yay for being excited about this one :D I do like the new covers. <3 They are gorgeous. But uuuugh. So tired of there ALWAYS being new covers after book one is out :( It's annoying. Sigh. But anyway :D I must read book one one day. Hope to love it too :)

  15. I'm really liking the cover!! Thanks for sharing - I hope this is a good one.


  16. I can't believe this book is coming out in only FIVE. MONTHS. It seems like just yesterday I was shouting to the world about my love of The Rose and the Dagger. I can't wait for it too, and I'm IN LOVE with the cover :D

    - Aila @ Happy Indulgence

  17. I didn't love the first one, so I'm not sure if I'll find time to continue with this sequel. But wow, I agree, the cover is gorgeous!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  18. That cover is amazing! I still need to read the first book in the series so I'm glad to see I have until June to get caught up. Great pick!

  19. I'm loving the new covers for this series! I didn't read the first book, but the new artwork is making me rethink that choice.

  20. Omg, already?!! I still need to get the first one and read it. I'm forever behind. I love the cover and I hope you love the book when you get to read it. :D


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