Tuesday, April 28, 2015

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir Launch Day Post + Giveaway

Oh how I am excited about An Ember in the Ashes. I have heard so much exciting things about it :D Just waiting for my pre-order to arrive, so that I can read it. <3 I'm so excited yet a bit nervous too. I really want to love this book :) Thank you Rachel and Jaime at Rockstar Book Tours for letting me take part in this release day blitz. <3 So excited. They are also hosting an amazing US only giveaway at the end of the post :D I'm a bit sad that it is US only, lol, as I very much want these prizes. Sigh. Best of luck to all of you :) Also loving the letter from Sabaa. <3 Have any of you read this yet? Or planning to read it? :)


A letter from Sabaa Tahir. 

Dear Readers,

Today, my “baby” AN EMBER IN THE ASHES is finally out in the world! From inception to pub date, this journey took eight years. And what a journey it was: writing, rewriting, revising, editing, querying, submitting; Meeting other debuts, bloggers, booksellers and librarians, and hearing their thoughts on EMBER. There aren’t enough superlatives to describe the radness.

And now, the book is here! I am so excited to see it in the hands of readers. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. To celebrate release day, I’m giving away two signed, first-edition hardcovers of the book. Details below!

All my best,

Author: Sabaa Tahir
Pub. Date: April 28, 2015
Publisher: Razorbill
Pages: 464
Find it: AmazonBarnes & NobleiBooks, Goodreads 

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.

Sabaa Tahir grew up in California’s Mojave Desert at her family’s 18-room motel. There, she spent her time devouring fantasy novels, raiding her brother’s comic book stash and playing guitar badly. She began writing An Ember in the Ashes while working nights as a newspaper editor. She likes thunderous indie rock, garish socks and all things nerd. Sabaa currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.

Giveaway Details.
2 winners will receive a signed hardcover of An Ember in the Ashes.
3 winners will receive a hardcover of An Ember in the Ashes and a Sword Letter Opener.
Ends on May 9th at Midnight EST. US only for all prizes. Best of luck :)


  1. Hi, Carina! I'm a part of the release day blitz too, and it is so exciting that Sabaa's book is out! It came early for me and I started to read it, which was exciting! If you like Roman history and intense fight scenes, then I'm sure you'll love "An Ember in the Ashes"!

    I hope your copy comes soon so you can dive into Sabaa's well-written world!

  2. I got this book in the mail today! I'm so freaking excited!

  3. I've been seeing this book a lot! I can't wait to have my own copy! I love the cover and the plot seems very intriguing! Thank you so much for this chance!

  4. Hello! This books sounds soooo good! I sincerely like fantasy, love, period-type stories. I think that living and growing-up around an 18 room motel is kind of cool too. My grandparents had a small restaurant/café and a 10 room motel that I spent a lot of time when I was young. Good-luck with your "baby". :)

  5. Aw, I think you're really going to like this one. I'm so excited for you to read it!

  6. So excited to read this one! It sounds great!

  7. oops...it didn't get my latest tweet:


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