Monday, May 4, 2015

It's Monday! What are you reading? 5/4/15


Welcome to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

Hosted by Book Journey

Here's what I'm reading:


Legend (Legend, #1)
What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.




An Ember in the Ashes
AN EMBER IN THE ASHES is a thought-provoking, heart-wrenching and pulse-pounding read. Set in a rich, high-fantasy world with echoes of ancient Rome, it tells the story of a slave fighting for her family and a young soldier fighting for his freedom.

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. 

 I'm hoping to re-read Legend by Marie Lu, so I can get to the rest of the series. I'm also hoping to start An Ember in the Ashes as well. Pretty excited about that one!

Happy reading, everyone! 


What are you reading??



5 comments:

  1. I really need to read Legend one of these days! And An Ember In The Ashes sounds so good, cant wait for your thoughts on that one =]

    ReplyDelete
  2. Omgg the Legend series, I will be disappointed if you don't love it Feminist Reflections

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've already read Legend and I loved it! I'm re-reading it to refresh my mind so I can finally get to the other books in the series :)

      Delete
  3. I have a copy of Legend and meet the author! She was so sweet and really intelligent! I'm looking forward to getting to this series! I can't wait to see what you thought of it :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love both covers to these books! And they sound like good fantasy reads. I need to get back into that genre!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

    ReplyDelete

Feel free to leave me a comment! I love reading what you guys have to say!
My blog is an award-free blog. I do my best to reply, but I don't always have the time.

I do appreciate when a comment is posted. They always bring a smile to my face!