An Ember in the Ashes

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An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir, is a book that I never would have heard of if it hadn’t been for Twitter.  I have an addiction to Twitter that I’ve been fighting, with limited success, and one thing that I love about Twitter is Book Twitter.  There are so many authors on Twitter, and they all share the books by other authors they love.  If you wander around and follow them for long, then you’ll be bound to be exposed to other awesome authors, whether new or established.  I can’t remember who I was following when I ran across Sabaa Tahir’s Twitter page, but I do remember it was because someone else I was following retweeted her revealing the new covers for her first (as seen here) and second books in a series, as well as the cover reveal to her soon-to-be-released third book.  The cover intrigued me, as well as the squeals in the comments by rabid fans.  How could I have missed something so widely loved, if Twitter was any guide? (Answer: I hadn’t frequented a bookstore in so long, and I’d stayed away from social media for a long time.  In some ways, my knowledge of YA books is as old as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Even when I’d entered a bookstore on the rare occasion, there were so many books screaming at me from bookshelves that the truly great ones never caught my eye.) Continue reading “An Ember in the Ashes”

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