Sabaa Tahir – An Ember In The Ashes Series Reading Order

by Maryse on March 21, 2018 · 5 comments

in Reading Order Guide:


bev: Buy It. Buy It. Buy It. Buy It. Seriously, Buy It. …This was a really good and seriously fun book.

Tasha: I bought this one this year at full price, have read halfway through and it’s a 5 star for sure (I skipped to the end cuz I had no time to keep going and I HAD to know what was gonna happen, lol). I will finish soon. There’s another after and I think the third will be coming out.

Jean: Tasha, I’ve had that book since 2016 and still haven’t read it!

Tasha: What?!! Now is the perfect time to jump in then! I guess there are 3 books out and the 4th is out in 2019. The 3rd though is Helene’s book. Ooh the Commandant is so scary and I think the Masks are totally creepy. The world is cool, the different perspectives from main characters, all the action…very bada$$! ;)

MichelleS: Tasha’s review and love for Ember in the Ashes and comparing it to Sarah J Maas had me go to Amazon lickety-split. Imagine my surprise when Amazon tells me I purchase it back in summer of 2016! I don’t remember this book. I hate it when that happens.

Amy: …An Ember In the Ashes? That one was great!

About book #1:

Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.

It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.

But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.



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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Tabathia B March 21, 2018 at 6:31 PM

Is this considered a YA book? Is it heavy on the romance or more paranormal and light on the romance?

bev March 21, 2018 at 8:09 PM

I’d say it is heavier on the fantasy than the romance. If you lime fantasy it is a fun book.

bev March 21, 2018 at 8:11 PM

Or if you like limes apparently.

Ok auto correct you win. I give up.

Tabathia B March 21, 2018 at 8:39 PM

Thanks Bev. Think I will give it a try. The recommendations are always great here. Just read a paranormal witch book and it was more mystery than romance and I enjoyed it. And auto correct will win everytime. :) .

Jennifer March 21, 2018 at 11:37 PM

Incredible series with fantastic world building, twists and turns. Can’t recommend it enough.

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