Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted here. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off! Don’t forget to link back here and link up to the inlinkz below so that others can see what you picked! 

Hey guys! Hope you all had a great weekend! Happy belated mothers day to every mother out there! The weather here was absolutely beautiful – which meant that we weren’t at home all weekend! Anyway, this pick for me is a book that I picked up over the weekend – which doesn’t actually release until tomorrow! I managed to find an early copy and it is so beautiful!

flame in the mist

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

Published: May 16th 2017 by G. P. Putnam’s Son Books for Young Readers

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 Black Clan and track down those responsible for the target on her back. Once she’s within their ranks, though, Mariko finds for the first time she’s appreciated for her intellect and abilities. She even finds herself falling in love—a love that will force her to question everything she’s ever known about her family, her purpose, and her deepest desires.

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29 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday

  1. LairOfBooks says:

    Awesome pick! I LOVED this story & how lush with culture it is, I hope you enjoy this one when you get around to it. I LOVE when I find early copies in bookstores, a message straight from the book Gods LOL! 😉

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  3. Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

    I always love finding early copies of books, it always makes me so excited even if I don’t have immediate plans to read them! This was a great find Lauren, and I really hope you enjoy Flame in the Mist as well, I’ll be looking forwards to seeing your review for it either way! 😀

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