Type: Book 1 from An Ember in the Ashes Series
POV: First Person – Dual
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THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!THE FEELS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GAWD!!!!!!!!!
Ok now that we got that down…About this book ugh I LOVED IT! SO DAMN MUCH!!! The book opens up immediately stabbing you in the chest and obviously it was an insta-love book for me. hahaha lol
“Life is made of so many moments that mean nothing. Then one day, a single moment comes along to define every second that comes after. Such moments are tests of courage, of strength.”
Laia; a seventeen year old is forced to witness the death of her grandparents and the capture of her brother Dylan. From there the story is a non stop suspenseful ride full of twists and turns and events I can’t even beginning to explain.
Elias Veturias is desperate to leave his current situation. He was taken to Blackcliff Military Academy to train for the Emperor and has seen so many deaths he can’t think of. All he wants is a free life; a life he can be himself and don’t have to think about deaths and expectations.
“There are two kinds of guilt. The kind that’s a burden and the kind that gives you purpose.
Laia has promise to do anything to rescue her brother even if that meant sacrificing her freedom to work as a spy at the Blackcliff. She knew it wouldn’t be easy but she knew as well that she didn’t have a choice. She meets Elias there and they instantly clicked somehow. They both were searching for freedom.
“All the beauty of the stars means nothing when life here on earth is so ugly.”
The story was unique and I found myself lost in it. I couldn’t seem to put it down I felt like I needed to finish it to be able to breathe. Because honestly it was one amazing journey; I needed Laia and Elias to be happy I wanted them to be together. I had so much anxiety reading this book; when something good finally happened worse things happened next and the plot was so twisted I never knew what was coming. Readers looking for a great young adult fantasy full of twists and a page turner you have found it on this book.
“I’d rather die than live with no mercy, no honor, no soul.”
★★This was a F(BR) with Nawal and Mer too lord knows I spam her inbox LMAO★★