I wanted to start to feature pre-published books that I am completely and totally excited for. SO, I have decided to start doing Waiting on Wednesday more frequently. Each week will be a different book but I will try to share books that have had recent news or exciting tidbits about them. Why not share?
So what is this weeks?
Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn, comes a sweeping, action-packed YA adventure set against the backdrop of Feudal Japan where Mulan meets Tamora Pierce.
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.
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I chose this one for many reasons but specifically this week because it’s cover was released this week and it is a BEAUTIFUL cover. Oh my! I could just stare at it. I was already drawn to this book because of the synopsis but this cover just makes me want it SO MUCH MORE. It takes place in Feudal Japan and mixes together Mulan and Tamora Pierce, which had me at the very first mention. If that doesn’t wet your whistle during the cover reveal a sneak peek was released as well. You can read it here. Go on ahead!