Book Review: An Ember in the Ashes

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Title: 
An Ember in the Ashes
Author:
 Sabaa Tahir
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia, Fantasy
Version: Hardback
Page Count: 446
Publisher: Razorbill
Synopsis: GoodReads
Notable Notables: POC characters
Recommended Readers: Fans of more brutal fantasy books
Rating: ★★★☆☆

 

This book review is going to be very tricky for me because my feelings for it are so mixed.

I will say that, overall, I liked it–although it took me until a bit over halfway for me to really become invested, and it certainly didn’t make any of my favorite shelves. The book also ended with enough mystery and intrigue that I’m going to be looking into its sequel whenever it comes out on paperback, but certainly not hardback as I did with this one.

That being said, I also almost put the book down twice–once because I was bored with the pace and the other because things just got to be a bit too much…

But first, the breakdown!

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