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Flame in the Mist - Renee Ahdieh
Flame in the Mist
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn, comes a sweeping, action-packed YA adventure set against the backdrop of Feudal Japan where Mulan meets Tamora Pierce.   The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place—she may be an accomplished... show more
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn, comes a sweeping, action-packed YA adventure set against the backdrop of Feudal Japan where Mulan meets Tamora Pierce.   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.
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780399171635 (0399171630)
ASIN: 0399171630
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
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teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
1.0 Terrible book.
A story inspired by the story of 'Mulan' set in feudal Japan? I'm intrigued. When I read about the premise of the book I knew I had to read it. I had not been thrilled with the author's previous work 'The Wrath and the Dawn' (I didn't read the second book of that duology) but I thought I'd give a...
sunsetxcocktail
sunsetxcocktail rated it
3.0 Review: Flame in the Mist
I wound up with two review copies of this one. I first put in a Netgalley request which I figured was a long shot, and when I didn’t hear anything back in months, I used some of my Penguin First to Read points to secure a copy when it popped up on their read to review site. And then when I’m half wa...
carolesrandomlife
carolesrandomlife rated it
4.0 Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.I really enjoyed this book. I went into it not really knowing what to expect. I hadn't read anything by Renée Ahdieh before this book but had heard great things about her work. I saw so many comparisons of this book to Mulan that I was a...
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it
3.5 Flame in the Mist
Okay, before I get into my thoughts on the book I have to start with a rant about reviews I've been seeing: This is not a Mulan re-telling. Stop comparing this to Mulan. Please. STOP. Mulan is based off a true story about a warrior woman who dons men's clothing and joins the war effort in China. Thi...
Liz Loves Books.Com.
Liz Loves Books.Com. rated it
5.0 Flame in the Mist.
Wow. So anyway I haven't swapped between reads as I normally do since I picked this up again this morning so I've finished it today and I thought it was beautiful. Absolutely mesmerising.Didn't know anything about it beforehand, about it being a Mulan retelling or anything about the author who I've ...
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