Review : An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir 

Set in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, An Ember in the Ashes is an epic fantasy debut about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom. It’s a story that’s literally burning to be told. LAIA is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire’s greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution. ELIAS is the academy’s finest soldier– and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias is considering deserting the military, but before he can, he’s ordered to participate in a ruthless contest to choose the next Martial emperor. When Laia and Elias’s paths cross at the academy, they find that their destinies are more intertwined than either could have imagined and that their choices will change the future of the empire itself. Vow your blood and body to the empire. Keep your heart for yourself.  (From: Goodreads)

Title: An Ember In The Ashes

Author: Sabaa Tahir 

Genres: YA, fantasy, empire, romance 

Publisher: Harper Voyager 

Edition: Paperback, 2016

Pages: 448 pages 

*!!!1 out of 5 stars!!!*

DNF at 14%

Tyranny?  A slave?  A soldier?

I don’t get why this book got high ratings.  I don’t like the story.  I don’t like the writing style.  I can’t care less about the two main characters.  

That girl, Laia.  Sure that she had a beautiful name, but she was such a coward.

I barely had chance to get to know the boy, but I don’t care anyway.

I don’t like the world setting.  I felt this kind of violent world choking me.

Happy reading ~

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