Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #95!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Breaking the Spine

Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist, #1)
Renee Ahdieh
Young Adult Fantasy
May 16th 2017
Goodreads Link


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.

What's your Waiting on Wednesday pick for this week? Are you anticipating this release as well?


  1. Yes!! I can't wait for this one to come out. I've been dying to request a copy of this one but unfortunately I can't request it from my country :(
    I hope you enjoy this one when it comes out!
    Here is my WOW 

  2. I have not heard of this one, but it sounds interesting!

    FYI: found you from Goodreads, but your original link you posted doesn't work. Found and followed this blog though 😊

  3. PS. My WOW is Into the Water by Paula Hawkins