Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Waiting on Flame in the Mist

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

Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist, # 1)

By: Renee Ahdieh

Expected Publication: May 2nd 2017 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

368 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

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Goodreads description--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 love the cover for this one, and it sounds so good! What are you waiting on this week? Let me know!


  1. I really enjoyed her The Wrath & The Dawn saga, so I'm interested to see what this one is like!

  2. The Candid Cover YA book bloggJanuary 11, 2017 at 10:16 AM

    I am so excited to read this one! I have really enjoyed her work so far and I have high hopes for this next book. I hope that it is one that we both love! :)

  3. I haven't read anything by this author before, but this sounds really interesting. I hope you enjoy reading it.
    My WoW

  4. I've not read anything by her in the past, but I'm glad that you have experience with her work. That makes me even more excited about this one! Thanks for commenting Angela!

  5. Oh that's so good to hear. I hope we both enjoy this one too! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting Sandra!

  7. I keep seeing great reviews for this one so I hope you enjoy it!

  8. This will be a future WOW for me as I'm really excited about it too! That picture of the Phoenix is awesome!

  9. I hope we both enjoy it! It definitely has a great cover! Thanks for stopping by Tressa!