Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

This bookish meme tells the blogosphere what we're waiting patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) for! It's hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine!

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

     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.

Expected Publication: May 2, 2017
Published by: G.P. Putnam Sons Books for Young Readers

Why I'm Waiting: I read somewhere that this had a bit of Mulan in it.... Is that true? Because if so, I don't even need to read the synopsis... That's enough for me. Also, can I just say that this cover is FREAKING GORGEOUS?! LIKE OMGGGG. I need this book in my hands! 


  1. Oooh I sooo cannot wait for this one!! I still want to finish her first duology first, but I do love her books! That much I know! LOL!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

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  2. Yaaassss, I am beyond excited to read this book! It could not get here soon enough. And the cover is SO great! Ahdieh gets all the good ones. I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week, Nikki. :)

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