Cover Reveal: The Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

The Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

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Goodreads Summary:

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.

 

I think the cover is bomb af! The phoenix looks absolutely gorgeous and I love the colours, they’re so bold and vibrant against a stark black background. And the story! Mulan crossed with 47 Ronin? Sign me up!

 

Flame in the Mist is expected to be published on  May 2nd 2017 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. OMG I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK. The cover looks great, and the summary sounds so intriguing. Definitely one of my most highly anticipated releases for next year. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. literaryhues says:

      Me too! I’m marking my calendar for the release day! 💕

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