Welcome to the Blogging from A to Z Challenge
Today’s letter is
An Ember in Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
An Ember (letter E) is our pick for today. This book brought out all the feels in me! I loved it and I was also repulsed by it at the same time. I love the feel of this book. It’s located in a country that has a Middle Eastern feel to it and also a turn of the century, historical fiction feel. I’m not sure which century, but still. Points for diversity. Our heroine, Laia, is a slave and lives with her poor family. Everyone is poor and they must do what they can to survive and not get killed or arrested. Laia’s brother is arrested for treason and she must become a spy to help save him. And of course, like many YA books there is a romance, but who cares about that? I love coming of age tales, and much like Tris, Laia discovers that she has abilities she didn’t think she had. I must warn you, I found the book to be extremely violent and there is a cliffhanger ending. I’ve talked about this book nonstop with my bookish friends. This was the MUST READ title of 2015. I hope she finishes the sequel soon.
Have you read An Ember in the Ashes?
How’s the challenge going for you? Still excited?
Good. Onward to letter F!