[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.
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.
This story . . . will undoubtedly enthrall readers.
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.
Weaves Japanese and Korean narratives into a fun feudal samurai drama... an action-packed and well-paced young adult novel.
FLAME IN THE MIST has [Renée's] signature lush and dangerous romantic adventure vibes
Alchemy, samurai, and Renée Ahdieh. Need we say more?