THE RESISTANCE HAS TRIED TO PENETRATE THIS SCHOOL COUNTLESS TIMES. I HAVE DISCOVERED IT EVERY TIME.
IF YOU ARE WORKING WITH THE RESISTANCE, IF YOU CONTACT THEM, IF YOU THINK OF CONTACTING THEM, I WILL KNOW
AND I WILL DESTROY YOU. – Goodreads
Let’s talk about bad choices for a moment. Here’s an example of a bad choice: reading a sneak peek of a book that isn’t set to be released for another month.
I am so incredibly excited for this book to be released. I was excited before, just from reading the description and reading some early buzz on it. So when I had the chance to get the sneak peek on NetGalley, well, I couldn’t say no.
I love exciting openings. You’re thrown into the story from page one and it doesn’t appear to slow down anytime soon. The first several chapters introduce you to the two protagonists: Laia and Elias.
In chapter one, we find that Laia’s parents and sister have been killed by Martial Empire, but we don’t know why. Laia’s family are Scholars, a group of people who have been oppressed by the Empire for five hundred years.
In chapter two, we meet Elias, a soldier of the Empire who doesn’t really want to be a soldier. In fact, he’s planning on deserting. That’s about all we know about him.
I loved Laia’s internal dialogue from the get-go. I literally read maybe fifteen pages and already felt like I knew her.
An Ember In The Ashes will be released on April 28th. Can’t wait!
Thank you to NetGalley and Razorbill for the chance to check out this sneak peek for free in exchange for an honest review!