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'An Ember in the Ashes' by: Sabaa Tahir

An Ember in the Ashes is a book about two characters with very different point of views. Laia lives with her her grandparents and older brother in a village with not much money, but enough. When soldiers come to their house for a raid, her grandparents are killed and her brother is taken. She barely escapes. Now on her own, she's determined to find her brother and set him free. She poses as a new slave at Blackcliff, trying to find information to report to the Resistance, a group in hiding that plans to fight back, while in return they will help her find her brother. But working as a slave is worse than ever imagined. Former slaves have been punished for the simplest of things. One even jumped off a cliff just to get away. Will she end up like the servants before her?
Elias is the commandant's son and the most skilled soldier at Blackcliff. The commandant treats him as if he were just another worthless soldier. She resents him, believing that he's a mistake. Now that the trials for the next emperor's beginning, she'll do everything she can to keep him from winning. Does he have what it takes to kill to the top? What happens when they are brought together? Can they get out alive? Or will they be executed before they have the chance?

I give this book three stars. It was slow paced and I prefer a fast moving book, but if you like slow moving story plots, this is definitely for you! Overall, it was a good story and had a great back story.

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