Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, created by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week I am waiting on
Smoke in the Sun (Flame in the Mist, #2) by Renée Ahdieh
Publication Date: June 5th, 2018
The highly anticipated sequel to Flame in the Mist–an addictive, sumptuous finale that will leave readers breathless from the bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn
After Okami is captured in the Jukai forest, Mariko has no choice–to rescue him, she must return to Inako and face the dangers that have been waiting for her in the Heian Castle. She tricks her brother, Kenshin, and betrothed, Raiden, into thinking she was being held by the Black Clan against her will, playing the part of the dutiful bride-to-be to infiltrate the emperor’s ranks and uncover the truth behind the betrayal that almost left her dead.
With the wedding plans already underway, Mariko pretends to be consumed with her upcoming nuptials, all the while using her royal standing to peel back the layers of lies and deception surrounding the imperial court. But each secret she unfurls gives way to the next, ensnaring Mariko and Okami in a political scheme that threatens their honor, their love and the very safety of the empire.
Confession, I’ve still not read Flame in the Mist. Initially, I was so excited to read it but then was worried about over-hyping the book. So, I’ve waited until the hype has died down and I can go into the book with realistic expectations.With the release of Smoke in the Sun looming, I’m hoping to use it as motivation to read the first book so I can jump straight into the action of this one.
What’s your most anticipated book?
Did you enjoy Flame in the Mist?