An Ember in the Ashes

Title: An Ember in the Ashes

Author: Sabaa Tahir

Publisher: Razorbill

Pages: 446

Publication date: February 9, 2016

Synopsis: Laia – Laia’s house was just raided by the Emperor and his Mask. If this wasn’t enough, her brother is getting arrested and her grandparents were killed by the Masks. They told Laia to run. Would she? Could she? How was she supposed to go on now that she didn’t have her parents, brother, or grandparents? Where as she to go?

Elias- Elias was the top Mask at The Commandant of Blackcliff Military Academy. He and four others fight to the death. Only one can become the new ruler. Elias doesn’t want to be there or be apart of the four. He’s the only senior level Mask who’s mask that hasn’t molded to his face. Could he escape? Would he be able to leave without people thinking he was dead? Even after the oath he took.

Thoughts: I really enjoyed this book and it’s journey. It was a wild ride. I loved the duel perspective of Elias and Laia. The book itself has an amazing cover, with amazing content. Sabaa made an amazing world with amazing characters. She had my emotions running while I was reading it. I had laughed and cried and every emotion in between.

                                                                                                     Thank you for reading, Emily


Tell Me Three Things


“But sometimes a kiss is not a kiss. Sometimes it’s poetry.”

Title: Tell Me Three Things

Author: Julie Buxbaum

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Pages: 325

Publication date: April 5, 2016

5/5 stars

Synopsis: Jessie moves in with her dad after her mom dies. They move from Chicago to Los Angeles.  Jessie struggles to fit in with her new prep school. She doesn’t get along with her dads new wife and son. She doesn’t know is she can make it through school and her home life. Then one night when she checked her email, she got an email from this guy. The guy won’t tell her his name. They start to talk and tell each other three things. The only thing he won’t tell her is his name.

Thoughts: I absolutely adored this book. It is just such a wonderful book. I experienced  many feelings while I was reading it. I love how Julie made this book so realistic. I loved the drama that played throughout. I loved it so much I know own two copies of it. Everyone should pick this book up the next time you go to a book store. I just really LOVED this book.

Coming Up for Air 

Title: Coming Up for Air

Author: Miranda Keneally 

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire 

Pages: 320 

Publication: July 1, 2017 

Synopsis: All Maggie does is eat, sleep, and breathe swimming. Maggie has been swimming since she was a little girl and she fell in love with it…and possibly her swim partner Levi, her best friend. Can they form a relationship when they go to two different colleges? Is it worth the risk? 

Thoughts: I really adored Coming Up for Air. I loved the characters and their passions. The book really made my heart happy. Miranda’s books are super cute and a wonderful read. I love how all of her books intertwine with each other. I loved getting to see her old characters from Hundred Oaks. This is a must read for summer.

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

“The heart is an arrow. It demands aim to land true.”

Synopsis: An impossible heist with six dangerous outcasts. Can Kaz’s crew complete the task? The Dregs take the risk.

Thoughts: I am in love with this book. I fell in love with the characters, the plot, and pretty much the book in a whole.  I absolutely loved reading from all the outcast’s perspectives. The plot is just as good as the characters. I loved the suspense of not knowing what was going to happen. I was afraid to read it because of the hype surrounding it. I’m glad I took the risk. I would encourage anyone who thought of reading it, do it. I am super excited to start Crooked Kingdom.

                                                                                      Thanks for reading, Emily ♡