Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!


The Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2017
Pre-Order: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn, comes a sweeping, action-packed YA adventure set against the backdrop of Feudal Japan where Mulan meets Tamora Pierce.

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.
First of all, can we talk about that gorgeous cover?! It's fierce and elegant at the same time!


Second, Mulan is my favorite Disney princess and I'm so excited to be reading a Mulan inspired story.


And to top it all off, it's written by one of my auto-buy authors! What more could I possible ask for?


What do you guys think? Is this on your TBR? Have you read Renée Ahdieh's The Wrath and The Dawn duology? Let me know!




I live in North Carolina (Go Heels!) with my husband Victor and our dog Mushu. My YA fantasy novel, THE WRATH AND THE DAWN, is available wherever books are sold. Its sequel, THE ROSE AND THE DAGGER, will be published on April 26, 2016. In my spare time, I like to cook, dance salsa, and wreak havoc on the lives of my characters.
Connect with Renée: Website | Twitter | Instagram | FB | Pinterest

40 comments:

  1. That cover is very pretty. I haven't read anything by this author before. I hope you enjoy reading this book, Brittany.
    My WoW

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    1. This cover is GORGEOUS. But oh my god, you must read The Wrath and The Dawn, it's a must read! And you will have no doubts going into this book ^_^

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  2. So excited!! That cover's to die for! :D

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  3. This book is going to be epic!! Japan and Mulan? The whole concept of this book has me so incredibly excited. You are right about that cover. It is absolutely breathtaking! I hope that this is one book that we both enjoy. :)

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    1. There is no doubt about that! I think it's going to be an amazing book ^_^

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  4. Mulan is one of my favorite characters, so I am super interested to check this one out next year! I wasn't a huge fan of The Wrath and the Dawn, but I have really high hopes for this one. :)

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    1. Mulan is the best and I'm so excited to see this new spin on her story.

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  5. Yay, Mulan is my fave disney princess also! :D That cover is absolutely gorgeous, when I first saw it yesterday I just ogled it for a good 10 minutes. So, so pretty---they need to do lots of swag to match! :D (Eyeshadow palette in these cover colors, anyone?? I wish they did more makeup swag lol). Great pick, lovely!

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    1. I can't stop staring at it. They do have posters of the cover out and I was snagged one from NYCC, I don't normally take posters but there are a few that are special cases. This being one of them because it's so gorgeous. They really should do more make-up swag, I'd be all over that! But it's probably expensive haha.

      Thanks for stopping by, lovely <3

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  6. I'm not actually a big fan of the cover BUT it does sound amazing and it's Renee Ahdieh so of course I'm excited about it. :D

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    1. Oh no! Well, Renee is an amazing author so that alone is exciting ^_^

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  7. This cover is breathtaking but I was sold when I first found out it was Mulan inspired. Plus I love Renee's writing. Cannot wait for this release!!!!!

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  8. That cover is top notch! I'm interested just because of that :)

    Candace @ Lovey Dovey Books

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    1. Yes, it is but Renee is an amazing author so be double excited!

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  9. Wow, that cover is brilliant! The story sounds amazing too. Just seeing the word Mulan piqued my interest. Thanks for spotlighting this book :) My WoW

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    1. Right? It's beautiful. And I love the premise and I can't wait to get this book in my hands.

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  10. I loved the Wrath and the Dawn, hadn't heard of this one before, but now it's on my list! Great pick! Thanks for stopping by my WOW earlier!

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    1. The Wrath and The Dawn was absolutely fantastic, wasn't it? AHH I just need this book NOW.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Gosh I cannot wait to read this book. I think I might need to preorder it now because it is so darn cheap on Amazon. I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Have a lovely week, Brittany. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. YES, pre-order! You know you're going to want it either way.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Yes, yes, yes to all of this. I can't wait to read it, and I hope we both love it. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my WoW earlier. :)

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    1. I'm glad we're in agreement! Thank you for stopping by ^_^

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  13. Is this a standalone? I sounds wonderful. :)

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    1. I'm not sure actually, we'll have to look it up!

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  14. AHHHH!! How have I not see this everywhere sound sooooo good!!! *deep breath* so yes, can't wait, interesting cover :)

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    1. I don't know!! But the important thing is that you've heard of it now. Thank you for stopping by!

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  15. I love that Renee is branching out from the European retellings, so many other great stories to tell. And if this book is anything like The Wrath and the Dawn, I know she's going to rip my heart out in the best way.

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    1. If I'm not mistaken, The Wrath and The Dawn is based on Persia, which is what would be considered part of Asia but I'm really excited to read this book regardless. I hope you will too ^_^

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  16. OMG THAT COVER IS AMAZING AND I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS!! I didn't realise it was going to have Japanese influences, though?! I think that's an interesting choice to do a Chinese/Mulan retelling but with Japanese setting. BUT I'M STILL SO EXCITED. So that's not a negative, more an observation hahha.😂 But omg that cover. Why isn't it 2017 yet.

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    1. RIGHT?! SO AM I! I didn't think about it that way but you're right! I can't wait to read it, hopefully we'll both love it.

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  17. Yes great pick! I love this cover so much! It also sounds amazing! I loved The Wrath and the Dawn and can't wait to read this new book!

    Traci @ The Reading Geek

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait for both of us to read this one ^_^

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  18. YESSSSS. The book sounds FANTASTIC and that cover. *flails* IT'S SO FREAKING PRETTY.

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  19. Ohhh. I actually hadn't know before now what this book would be about, haha :D I just thought it was the third book in her series, lol. I haven't read her books yet, but sooon :) Such a gorgeous cover. I hope you will love it lots. <3

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    1. Really? Well, now you know. You really should read her other books, you won't regret it.

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