Yay!!!!!!! let’s thank the book review god that my writing drive is back and I hope it stays a while this time. An Ember in the Ashes is one book you don’t wanna miss especially if you are someone that is really into conflicted characters; believe me, you will love to read the story of Elias and Laia. I can’t help thinking about how this book your would play out as a movie, who would be casted for which role and many more questions swirling in my mind.
Enemies like friends and vice versa
Elias and Laia are two sides of the same coin. They are both slaves of destiny and both want to get out of their respective chains even though one is figurative and the other is rather literal. They both go through similar journeys of discovering that those they trusted weren’t to be trusted and those they thought couldn’t be trusted actually are but what was most important was that they found each other in the midst of the chaos that was their lives. Elias though slightly motivated by his attraction to Laia’s beauty and looks 😍😍:roll:;) was truly an ember in the ashes and I love him for it.
A little darkness never hurt anyone
I admit that the book is a little bit dark with all the hardship they had to go through especially Laia but its what makes the book so compelling and rather intriguing. Elias has to struggle with his humanity amidst all the other things he had to deal with even the love of his best friend while Laia second guessed herself every step of the way which might have blinded her to see who Mazen truly was before it was too late.
A tale of bravery
One of the major pluses of this book was its ability to convey certain messages such as how people can be brave even in the face of extreme fear and trust me, you would not want to face or lie to The Commandant on your best day of the week not to talk of your worst which both Laia and Izzy were brave enough to do. Elias also in his own way exhibited a level of bravery where others even me might have done otherwise and I can wait to see what becomes of him in the next book.
Barely noticed their world
The characters had so much going on for them that I barely even noticed their world and that should tell you all you need to know about this very awesome book.
P.S: Book 2 is just a few months away and I’m currently suffering from withdrawal.