Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist #1) by Renee Ahdieh

Title: Flame in the Mist 
Author: Renee Ahdieh 
Pages: 368
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Publisher: Putnam's Sons Books for Young/Penguin Random House Canada
Release Date: May 16, 2017

Summary (Goodreads) 

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.


1 comment:

  1. I'm really excited about this book too! Easily my #1 of 2017. I've got it preordered. :D I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Have a wonderful week, Amanda. =)

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