This book has been on my To-Buy list for MONTHS! And it’s finally coming out in less than a week!
Flame in the Mist is the first in Renee Ahdieh’s new YA series featuring a fantasy Mulan retelling!
“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.”
Published: 16 May 2017
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy / Re-Telling
Exciting Life Update: I’m finally home from school, and I am ecstatic that I get to read all summer! It has been 9 months since I had to put reading on a reluctant hold. BUT, I will be making it up soon enough this summer (stay tuned this Saturday for more info on that).
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