“Waiting” On Wednesday: Flame in the Mist


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

Hardcover: 368 pages
Publication date: May 16th 2017
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
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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.

Awesome cover, fantastic storyline set in Japan and a great author? Ummm, yes, please!

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Author: Cyn

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11 Replies to ““Waiting” On Wednesday: Flame in the Mist”

  1. I’m so excited about this book!

  2. This is one of the prettiest covers I’ve seen in a while. I’m excited to read this one as well. Great choice this week!

  3. I still need to read The Rose and the Dagger, but I guess I can go ahead and read this if I get it first since it isn’t part of the series. Great pick!

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  4. Samurai, feudal Japan AND a phoenix on the cover? Oh yea, this does sound good. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

  5. I haven’t seen anything by this author before but this looks amazing! Love the cover!

  6. I want this one just so that I can look at the cover all day. Gorgeous!

  7. The Cover immediately catches your attention. A great pick for your WOW.

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  8. YESSS this is definitely one that I’m really looking forward to! Thanks for sharing Cyn!

  9. YES! I loved her Wrath and the Dawn series so I can’t wait. 🙂

  10. That is such a gorgeous cover…man I love it. Not sure if its the type of book I would ever read, but I wouldn’t mind the cover on my shelf.

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