Cover Crush: Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

Cover Crush: Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

When the cover for Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh was revealed, I may have squealed! It was so pretty! At YallFest last week, I was lucky enough to get a poster and my goodness this is a damn good looking cover! The Flame in the Mist is being touted as a historical fantasy retelling of Mulan. Yes, please! So other than the gorgeous cover, we get political intrigue and a feminist story to boot! I am so excited! Hope you are too, be sure to add it to your TBR or pre-order it now for the May 2nd, 2017 release!


Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

Category: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling
Publication: May 2nd, 2017; G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Purchase: Amazon

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.



One Comment

  1. AK Mama Reads
    November 21, 2016

    Good gravy! I am definitely adding this one, thanks Kelly!

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