Waiting on Wednesday #8: Flame In The Mist by Renée Ahdieh

Hi everyone! Welcome to another "Waiting on Wednesday" post (meme hosted by Breaking the Spine!). 

This week I am waiting on:

Flame In The Mist by Renée Ahdieh
May 2nd, 2017, G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
YA Fantasy
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 don't know about you but I'd read ANYTHING written by the super talented Renée Ahdieh. This author basically writes magic in the most wonderful prose and will always remain on my must-buy list. Can't wait to have this beauty in my hands! ♥

What are you waiting on this week? :)


  1. I wasn't a huge fan of The Wrath and the Dawn (unpopular opinion, I know), but I am reeeally intrigued by Flame in the Mist and am super excited for it to come out! I am also really digging that cover. I hope you love it. :)

  2. I'm a huge fan of the Wrath and the Dawn series, and I love anything Japan-related, so naturally I am DYING for this book! Amazing pick ^_^

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  3. I have not read Renee ahdieh book and she will release a new book. Wow thia cover is really beautiful :) hope you can get the arc :)

  4. I cannot wait to read this book! Renee Ahdieh is easily a rising favorite author of mine. This one is sure to be amazing. I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

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