It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and er… add to that ever-growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!
Books I Read Last WeekAn Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Series: An Ember in the Ashes #1
Also in this series: An Ember in the Ashes
Published by Razorbill
Laia is a slave.
Elias is a soldier.
Neither is free.
Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.
It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.
But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.
There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.
I finally finished this audiobook on Audible and I enjoyed it the second time around just as much as the first. For some reason I don’t have a review of my first book – thought I did but obviously not! So look out for that this week! The funny thing is I tried to read the physical book but couldn’t focus and ended up being up being drawn back into the audiobook – funny how things work out in the end.
Yup, still reading this beauty, I don’t know what’s wrong with me at the moment, I seem to be taking forever to read a book, I think it’s to do with the fact that it’s too hot for baths and that’s where I make the most time for my reading. I’m really enjoying this reread if I’m honest so it’s definitely not a hardship!
I realised that I haven’t been mentioning the books I’m listening to, so I thought I would add this section in! I’m currently listening to the sequel of An Ember in the Ashes, and I’m SO excited to be finally getting to this one. I love this series and I love the narration, the voices really seem to fit the characters and their stories!
And you guessed it, next on my reading pile is this beauty. It has taken me FAR too long to get around to read it. So if it’s not included in next week’s list as being a currently reading or read last week please feel free to unleash your fury! I would totally deserve it!
What are you reading this week? Anything good? Let me know in the comments!