Flame in the Mist

Flame in the Mist From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn comes a sweeping action packed YA adventure set against the backdrop of Feudal Japan where Mulan meets Tamora Pierce The daught

From the 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn, comes a sweeping, action packed YA adventure set against the backdrop of Feudal Japan where Mulan meets Tamora Pierce.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 boFrom the 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn, comes a sweeping, action packed YA adventure set against the backdrop of Feudal Japan where Mulan meets Tamora Pierce.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

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  1. THE WRATH THE DAWN and its sequel THE ROSE THE DAGGER are available wherever books are sold.FLAME IN THE MIST will be released on 5.16.17 Please note that requests for Advanced Reader Copies should be made through Penguin, and all other requests should be submitted through the author s website.

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  1. Never forget, Sanada Takeo in this forest, there is no place to hide shivers This book was just pure enjoyment from start to finish Japanese mythology, samurai, crossdressing female warriors, secrets, lies AND just the right amount of sexiness Sure, it s not a perfect book, but somewhere along the way I forgot to care.Flame in the Mist is set in feudal Japan I keep seeing Mulan retelling floating around, but even if you ignore the fact that this is set in Japan, not China, it s a bit of a stretc [...]


  2. 4.5 stars This book too me a bit to get into, but by the end I was totally fangirling and cannot wait for the sequel Very minor general spoilers here nothing too serious Be as swift as the wind As silent as the forest As fierce as the fire As unshakable as the mountain The story starts with a young boy watching his father s execution, which provides some background on the emperor s sketchy decisions and the boy s future motivations This all gets wonderfully complex, but I also don t want to spoi [...]


  3. Ren e has such an incredible knack for immersing me in her worlds and Flame in the Mist is no exception The world is lush, the characters absorbing, the atmosphere tense and romantic and awesome Mariko Mariko, my girl I loved her I need Immediately.Pre order this asap.


  4. How have I not reviewed this book FLAME IN THE MIST is the first in a new series from Renee Ahdieh and it is FANTASTIC I adored THE WRATH AND THE DAWN, of course, and thought the story wrapped up beautifully in THE ROSE AND THE DAGGER But to be honest, no one can live up to smart, badass Shazi, right Right Wrong, wrong, wrong Mariko is a smart, brave, careful, flawed and incredibly original I wanted to take her out of the book and get her to teach me alchemy I want her and Shazi to meet and bond [...]


  5. 2.5ish This is a hard one to review for a few reasons Namely, I have such mixed feelings A lot of people were disappointed by this book because it was advertised as a Mulan retelling but it wasn t really a Mulan retelling, and while I see that complaint you can definitely see how it was Mulan inspired, which is what the author said it was That aside, there were certain elements of this that I loved, especially the female empowerment, but the story as a whole was a bit of a let down Truth is I wa [...]


  6. Originally, I gave this book 5 stars after marathoning it in one day loving it so much After consideration and further discussion, I m dropping my rating to 4 stars.I did really love Flame In The Mist The story was entertaining, had some thrilling scenes, and was all around really enjoyable As always, I love Renee Adhieh s writing She has the most delectable prose that is unlike any other YA author out there Once you get used to it, it s very easy to get lost in her flowery writing style, and I [...]


  7. No title, no description, I don t care Renee wrote The Wrath and the Dawn She wrote Shazi and Khalid I will automatically buy anything she writes now.


  8. You do have a flair for the dramatic Although The Wrath the Dawn definitely did not make it into my all time favourites list, the idea of giving a try to Flame in the Mist, inspired by Disney s Mulan maybe the Disney movie I adore the most and set in feudal Japan, still filled me with excitement Sadly, however, I found that Ahdieh made once again many of the mistakes she d made in her previous duology as well, and generally I noticed no, or very little, improvement So let s see what we ve got he [...]


  9. Like many others, I went into this gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous novel thinking I d be reading a retelling of Mulan, which suited me just fine Flame in the Mist is not a fairytale, however beautifully it is written Mariko and Mulan are both intelligent women who gain strength and fierceness along their respective journeys But Mariko never goes to war she is recruited by the dangerous Black Clan Since that doesn t happen, she never falls in love with a captain Plus, she doesn t fit the criteria of [...]


  10. warning this review contains minor spoilers and a shit ton of swearing I cannot remember the last time I was so relieved for a book to be over One of the most tragic feelings is witnessing your hopes and dreams for one of your most anticipated releases of the year crash and burn before your eyes, and I m honestly pissed at myself now for getting so hyped about this.This book had awful pacing, a plot that I didn t give a shit about, and characters that BORED ME TO DEATH.Let s just get right into [...]


  11. The only power any man has over you is the power you give him Holy guacamole This was wonderful COME NO ONE TOLD ME THIS IS A SERIES AHHHHHH I WAS NOT PREPARED.Alright I wasn t that into the first 30 40% It wasn t bad at all, but I just wasn t really connecting Mariko is on the way to her betrothed the prince when she gets attacked by who she believes is the Black Clan She manages to escape as told by the synopsis , but she refuses to return home and tell of her survival until she can figure out [...]


  12. So, let s get down to business.To defeat the Huns In the beginning, there were two suns and two moons In the feudal empire of Wa, a land humming legends of samurai and mythical demons hunting the woods, a woman s place is to obey her father, and later her husband, with no control over her future Hattori Mariko, though, disagrees Her curiosity is never satisfied and she questions, studies and learns, earning the reproach of her family, who, in an attempt to gain political favor, offers her as the [...]


  13. The entire time she d watched him waited for him to join her, even in death her features had remained serene A flame in the mist After reading The Wrath the Dawn duology, Renee Ahdieh easily landed as one of my favorite authors So it pains me to say that her most recent release with the most stunning cover ever just didn t make the cut for me For those who are aware of the premise, Flame in the Mist sounds pretty darn fantastic It seems like a Mulan retelling with badass warriors, magic, sweet r [...]


  14. Conversation with parts of myself upon finishing Heart RENEE, WHAT KIND OF TWISTY EMOTIONAL GENIUS WAS THIS SEE THIS flings crumpled red thing on floor THAT WAS MY HEART.Brain BUT HOW The layered ness The prosey ness So melt in your mouth delicious I wanna eat it Is it edible nibbles laptop No No it is not That was a mistake Why did we do that.Body starts singing R Kelly I don t see nothing wronnnnnnnng with a lil bump n griiiiiiind this book was STEAMY Soul I m hurting But I like it What sorcer [...]


  15. I knew it wasn t a good idea to read this book because I was told this is similar to The Wrath and the Dawn and surprise I wasn t a fan of that duology Reading this book felt like waiting for math class to just fuckign end I couldn t wait to get this book over I was literally counting down the pages till this fucking ended I JUST WANTED THIS TO END I finally learned true human suffering This actually wasn t that bad in the beginning except for Mariko s constant repetition of I am brave and I won [...]


  16. 4 5 stars Be as swift as the wind As silent as the forest As fierce as the fire As unshakable as the mountain You might be saying to yourself, Wow A review for Mist in the Flame Didn t you promise to post this three weeks ago Actually, you aren t, but I m going to pretend you actually care and are.Which I reply to you Yes I was But I got lazy It happens But better late than never First just a huge thank you for Penguin Teen sending me an arc of this book You guys are the coolest If there s any o [...]


  17. Ren e is an auto buy for me, so after screaming, I immediately downloaded this and started it.I love Mariko right from the beginning She s so smart and so strong, but she s unaware of her abilities It was delightful to see her figure out her potential and place in the world The members of the Black Clan are interesting and quite the enigma I loved seeing their truths revealed.I did struggle with the names and that is my main complaint Each character seemed to have several nicknames, official nam [...]


  18. the real me is three kids in a trench coat and they re all Conflicted The only power any man has over you is the power you give him hmm that good post book inner conflict i honest to god can t decide whether i liked this book or not, this is like my own brain who keeps passing over me when i put my hand up first and she needs to stopi mean identifying emotions and communicating them is truly such an alien concept, i feel like i m in a house where my teenage children are having a rogue huge party [...]


  19. If I am marching to my death, then I will march to it as a girl Without fear This book is about a girl named Hattori Mariko, whose convoy is attacked by the Black Clan, when she is on her way to the palace to meet her future husband, the future husband she does not choose and love She is supposed to be dead but she survives and now, she wants revenge She dresses as a boy and then she wants to find out who sent the Black Clan to kill her and why this person wants her dead.My OpinionOH MY GOD I di [...]


  20. I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review I ve never been angry to have been born a woman There have been times I ve been angry at how the world treats us, but I see being a woman as a challenge I must fight Like being born under a stormy sky Some people are lucky enough to be born on a bright summer s day Maybe we were born under clouds No wind No rain Just a mountain of clouds we must climb each morning so that we may see the sun I was hesitant to read [...]


  21. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh nothing like being let down by your most anticipated release of the year i m cool i m chill whatever everybody knows too much salt isn t healthy for your body so i m gonna try and be rational and keep the roasting to a minimum and everything rated G and family friendly so let s goGeneral Thoughts i mean, how do you hear mulan retelling and not get excited sure, Miss Ahdieh and I had our differences in the past, but despite that, i thought we could make up just for [...]


  22. You are first and foremost a person A reckless, foolish person, but a person nonetheless If I ever say you are not permitted to do something, rest assured that the last reason I would ever say so would be because you are a girl I LOVED THIS BOOK Did not disappoint Need the next book


  23. This review is now published on my blog.Buddy read this baby with the bookish beauties, Cait and AmbsThe only power a man has over you is the power you give him OkamiI actually forgot most of the events in Mulan, since I watched it around eleven years ago Still, I was very excited to read Flame in the Mist because Mulan is markedly empowered compared to other Disney princesses I ve always been attracted to both Feminist literature and Japanese culture, and I am glad to say that this book met mos [...]


  24. This is my first book by Renee Ahdieh and it most certainly won t be my last The writing is gorgeous, truly captivating me from start to finish The feudal Japanese setting is fantastic and original I have read very few books set in Japan, but I enjoyed this so muchI plan to fix that The story is full of samurai, geisha, ronin, emperors, honor, secrets, and family And even though at times the story was slower than I would ve liked, I was enchanted through and through.I read this as a buddy read w [...]


  25. It seems I hold the unpopular opinion in regards to this book While all my friends complain, I m sitting here like it was epic, where were you 1 First off, the fact that Renee wrote this book is an instant 10 point She absolutely slayed me with The Wrath and the Dawn I love Khalid sm, my sweet child and while there are many parallels that can be linked between the two books, I found this one to have such a passionate charm 2 The writing is absolutely magnificent It s colourful and exquisite and [...]


  26. To give you an understanding of where this review is coming from, I m a 1st generation Japanese American, bisexual, and non binary I was really disappointed with this book And yes, I knew that the book wasn t really a Mulan retelling going into it, so my disappointment has nothing to do with the marketing But the marketing was crap 1 There are a whole bunch of historical inaccuracies And before you yell But it s fantasy understand that this isn t an alternate Japan It s historical Japan, with re [...]


  27. I will not be bandied about by men any longer I am not a prize to be bought or sold actual rating 3 1 2 starsRating Flame in the mist wasn t an easy decision At first look, it s definitely 4 stars but then you start thinking and noticing imperfections and you realize the fun alone is not enough It had so much potential and I expected considering my love for Mulan Japanese culture All her life, Mariko wanted to be something, than just a noble s daughter Life as a girl wasn t satisfying, especia [...]


  28. Sometimes we must fall forward to keep moving.Renee Ahdieh is seriously one of the best writers out there Her writing is so uniquely beautiful and captivating, connecting and twisting words with one another that makes the reader want to read Flame in the Mist was one of my most anticipated releases of 2017, and it definitely did not disappoint Mariko has been raised and been living in a pretty poor state where she if forced to marry the emperor s son to make a change in the social life of her f [...]


  29. Buddy read with Josh and Amber You re probably thinking only 1 star Look, I know how bad 1 star looks so hear me out I wanted to like this book However, I never enjoyed a single second of it I tried really hard to get into it but I really just struggled Josh and Amber were really enjoying it but I just couldn t give a shit about the entire book I was bored in every single page that I read I never liked anything in it except for 1 2 sentences of female empowerment I will not be bandied about by m [...]


  30. Like honestly, it s 1am and I m staring at my bedroom wall wondering why I did this to myself _ _ _ Review to come when I discover how to stop sacrificing sleep PRE REVIEW I seen this somewhere on and my eyes literally fell off my head Why IT S A FUCKING MULAN RETELLING Yes, you read that right Your eyes aren t failing you MULANYeah, I m hella thrilled for this book like cmon I can t be alone in this breathes Hands DOWN, Mulan has to be one of my favourite characters from Disney She s absolute b [...]


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