Reading roundup 17/02/21

As I am really struggling with my various conditions this week, I have managed to read only one book. I really enjoyed it, though! Apologies for this very basic post, but I am too ill to write more…

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

The book was A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir (#02 An Ember in the Ashes). This is the blurb:

Elias and Laia are running for their lives. After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire.

Laia is determined to break into Kauf—the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison—to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars’ survival. And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed, even if it means giving up his last chance at freedom.

But dark forces, human and otherworldly, work against Laia and Elias. The pair must fight every step of the way to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene—Elias’s former friend and the Empire’s newest Blood Shrike.

Bound to Marcus’s will, Helene faces a torturous mission of her own—one that might destroy her: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape…and kill them both.

And this is my short response. If you are interested in the book, please read the reviews on Goodreads and other such sites.

A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes, #2)A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was an excellent sequel and has made me rush to reserve the other books in the series! I really enjoyed the whole tale and the interesting, and often unexpected, twists and turns. I fully recommend this series (so far) to adult as well as a teenaged readers.

View all my reviews

I am now reading something totally different, which I am planning to reveal next week. It needs quite a lot of concentration, so I hope I feel well enough to pick the book up again soon.

Happy Reading to you all!

Love and best wishes,



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