Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (14) Flame in the Mist

Hey y'all, thanks so much for stopping by my WoW!

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

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.

Why am I waiting?

This one sounds like a re-telling of Mulan with a modern twist. Who doesn’t love Mulan?


  1. Awesome pick! I am also SO excited for this one, and the cover is beyond gorgeous <3
    Hope we both enjoy when we read it!
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    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

  2. I loved The Wrath and the Dawn, although I still need to read the sequel to that. And of course this one sounds great as well! Great pick! Thanks for visiting my Wednesday post earlier on Lisa Loves Literature!

  3. Nice! I really liked this one and can't wait to see what happens next! Hope you enjoy it too!

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  4. I am going to be reading this book next week -- EEEEP! Did you see the preorder incentive? I submitted my receipt as soon as that Penguin tweet went live. So exciting! I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a lovely week, Angela. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  5. This does sound really interesting. And I like the cover. I hope you enjoy reading this, Angela.
    Thanks for stopping by My WoW earlier.

  6. Awesome pick! I had also featured this on one of my WoW posts and I'm really interested in trying it out!

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    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  7. Such an awesome cover! This sounds awesome!