Review: An Ember in the Ashes

An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

MY EXPERIENCE WITH THE BOOK:
I was in the mood for original fantasy, and this book safely delivered! I read it in one sitting, and I expect the next book to be even greater than the first.

CHARACTERS/DYNAMICS:
I think the most interesting character to watch develop was Helene. She turned evil— which was epic. Her complex character added a lot more depth to the story.

The main protags, Laia and Elias (I feel sorry for any dyslexic readers attempting this story, even I got confused!!) were fine. The were pretty two-dimensional. I did enjoy their meaningful motives of rebellion.

PLOT:
Mediocre until ALL THE PLOT TWISTS OCCURRED (aka Part 3).

STRUCTURE:
I understand why there had to be a log introduction, there was a lot of world building. But god damn, I always just want to skip that stuff AND GET INTO THE STUFF THAT WAS MENTIONED from the blurb!!!

THE ENDING:
This has to have one of the best endings of all time (although, I still believe A Court of Mist and Fury wins the title). Well, if you’re okay with cliffhangers. Frankly, I love them. I am so keen for the sequel!

THERE WERE SO MANY PLOT TWISTS. And they were AWESOME.

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