Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #25: Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for! 

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Title:  Flame in the Mist
Author:  Renee Ahdieh
Expected Publication Date:  May 16th, 2017


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.

Other than the seriously gorgeous cover, I love a good samurai story that has lots of mystery and drama!

So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!


  1. Aah! This one does look so good. I've yet to read Ahdieh's work but I can't wait for this one and I'll be picking up TWATD soon!

  2. Ah awesome pick!! I'm so hyped for this too, and isn't the cover just gorgeous??!! Great choice!
    Thanks for visiting my WoW earlier :)

  3. WoW twins! I love it! I'm very excited for this book -- I love the author's writing, and I'm right there with you about samurai stories :D

  4. I cannot wait to read this book! I adored Ahdieh's debut duology, and I'm sure nothing she writes will disappoint. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a lovely week, Ronyell. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  5. I still need to read the sequel to The Wrath and the Dawn, although I know this one is different. So I'm excited for this one as well! Great pick! thanks for stopping by my Wednesday post at Lisa Loves Literature!

  6. YES! This one is already on my TBR and I'm (in)patiently waiting for it to come out. I hope we both enjoy this one.
    Thanks for visiting my blog :)
    Aneta @ Angelic Book Reviews 

  7. I can't wait to read this one! Did you check out the preview in the Buzz Books 2017 YA Spring/Summer edition? It's over at Netgalley if you are interested. :)

  8. Oh yes. This is a must buy. I loved her WatD duology, so I can't wait for this beauty!

    Thanks for visiting Shell's Stories.