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Title: An Ember in the Ashes
Author: Sabaa Tahir
Release date: April 28, 2015
Summary: 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 militry 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, the find that their destinies are more intertwined that either could have imagined and that their choices will change the future of the empire itself.
Thoughts: I've been seeing ARCs of this one going around on booktube a lot. I actually discovered this book because I started following Sabaa Tahir on Twitter. I think there was a giveaway involved, maybe? But this just sounds so intriguing, and it's been getting some great reviews. Even Tahereh Mafi just praised it on Twitter, so it's definitely something I'm interested in checking out!
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