"An Ember in the Ashes" turned out to be a fascinating YA fantasy. I liked both Elias and Laia and enjoyed their dual narrative. The world they lived in was brutal and merciless, and I was on tender-hooks most of the time for Laia, hoping the Commandant wouldn't discover she was a spy and punish her. Of the two voices, I enjoyed Elias' more - he was such a sweetie. Not only was he the academy's highest soldier, he was also the most reluctant as he struggled with his conscience to carry out the cruel orders placed upon him. My only complaint was the ending. It finished leaving me feeling unsatisfied and, after some research, I discovered that there isn't a sequel in the pipeline. Very frustrating, I want to know what happens to Laia and Elias....Continua
"There are two kinds of guilt. The kind that's a burden and the kind that gives you purpose. Let your guilt be your fuel. Let it remind you of who you want to be. Draw a line in your mind. Never cross it again. You have a soul. It's damaged but it's there. Don't let them take it from you."
I couldn't put it down. The world of An Ember in the Ashes is made of mysteries, intrigues and nothing is what it seems. I loved it from the first page, but I have to recall in it some little disturbing details. It is predictable in many parts even though it is gripping, I couldn't help my self to rush to the end to find out all the secrets whispered during all the story, and when the end arrived it just seemed too early. I can't wait to read what happen next!...Continua