Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #57: Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist, #1) by Renée Ahdieh

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine,
that showcases our most anticipated upcoming releases.

Title: Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist,  #1) 
Author: Renée Ahdieh 
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers 
Expected Publication: May 16th, 2017 
Pre-order: Amazon  |  B&N 

Summary: 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.


I fell in love with this author's writing with the Wrath & the Dawn saga, and I can't wait to read more of her work! The Flame in the Mist is rumored to be a "mash-up of Disney's Mulan and fantasy action movie 47 Ronin." Color me intrigued!

What book are you waiting to get your hands on?

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  1. Oh yes I am SO excited for this one too! And the cover is absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful pick, hope you enjoy!
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    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

  2. Oh my! Look at those wonderful cover! I haven't read from the author before but this one really sounds so promising

  3. I can't wait for this one to come out either. The hype about it has been really good! I hope we both enjoy it when we get to read it :)
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  4. This cover is stunning! I know I need to read her other series cause you loved them so. Imma go stare at the cover some more.

  5. I just saw this on Ali's WOW. The cover is stunning. I am watching for some reviews. Hugs!

  6. Eeeep! I cannot wait to read this book! I loved Ahdieh's debut duology, and I'm sure this book will be amazing. I've not heard of 47 Ronin but the anything Mulan-related is fine by me! I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week. =)

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  7. Hey!!! I got this featured too! I can't wait to check it out too!

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    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  8. This looks good and I love the cover. I haven't tried this author yet.


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