Ahdieh's first duology (begun with The Wrath and the Dawn, 2015) propelled her to the top of the charts, and this new series starter brings that same blend of history, magic, and sensuality that drew readers in the first place.
Rich in magical realism and cultural nuance of feudal Japan, Ahdieh's series starter begins with a girl-power bang. . . . A wonderful choice for YA shelves, especially where lush fantasy is popular.
[An] elaborate fantasy set in feudal Japan . . . Ahdieh (The Wrath & the Dawn) is immensely skilled at crafting vibrant settings inhabited by sympathetic characters with rich pasts . . . readers will enthusiastically anticipate the next installment.
Alchemy, samurai, and Renée Ahdieh. Need we say more?
Weaves Japanese and Korean narratives into a fun feudal samurai drama... an action-packed and well-paced young adult novel.
Rife with heart-pounding action, immersive settings, and aching romance. Ahdieh is an eloquent writer of provocative, layered dialogue and descriptions
This story . . . will undoubtedly enthrall readers.
FLAME IN THE MIST has [Renée's] signature lush and dangerous romantic adventure vibes