The highly anticipated sequel to Flame in the Mistan 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 choiceto 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 very the safety of the empire....
|Title||:||Smoke in the Sun (Flame in the Mist #2)|
|Number of Pages||:||416 pages|
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Smoke in the Sun (Flame in the Mist #2) Reviews
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“She would not turn her back on what defined her, even if others perceived it as a weakness."
I originally didn’t know what to think going into this, I thought Flame in the Mist was okay, and had no idea where the journey would take us, but this was SO good! I have to admit I had hit a bit of a reading slump part way through this for a number of reasons, I wasn’t as engaged as what I would of liked. There’s a lot ...more
renee ahdieh is the queen of duologies. she has mastered the art of giving just enough of the story to satisfy the reader - not too much, and not too little; just the right amount.
it felt like this was the yin to the ‘flame in the mist’ yang. where the first book was very fast paced and daring, this was more calm and calculating. so neat how one whole story can come together with two completely different halves.
and whilst i am more than satisfied with the conclusion of this story, i cant help ...more
Real Rating: 2.75
Last year I read the first book in this duology, Flame in the Mist. I liked it. It was alright. I gave it three stars. I also had so many questions in terms of worldbuilding and the magic system. I also had some problems with the oh, so intelligent main character, Mariko. Still, I was interested enough to read this book and see how it all ended.
Now, I must say, I'm only slightly more a fan of Mariko, and I still have so many questions about worldbuilding and the magic system. He ...more
that feeling when you finished book 1 and realize book 2 probably won't be out for another year at least and that you've played yourself
why would i do myself like this
12/07/18 Full Review
Okay, I've had a few days to think about this book.
I'll say i liked it, but didn't completely love it either
I believe this a solid 3.5 rating, I do believe it was well executed, in terms of the plot and action, but it still had a few faults
I will have some spoilers from the first book and in this book. Spoiler alert for you, last chance
Okay, as we saw in the final moments of the previous novel, the emperor is poisoned by his own wife, since she wanted her son, Roku to si ...more
“She would not turn back on what defined her…”
It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t the best it could’ve been for me. I felt like it almost lulled into a false sense of security, because the beginning was that good.
Firstly, this book had quite a few typos. Editors, what the hell?!
Secondly, it started off great. I was so excited to be back in this world again as I loved Flame in the Mist.
At the beginning of the story, we were re-introduced to the characters again (and others), their struggles, plus inne ...more
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
A wonderful conclusion to a duology that’s built upon its predecessor to create a magical world with colourful characters set against the backdrop of Feudal Japan. The story follows almost immediately after the conclusion of Flame in the Mist, with little time to catch your breath before the action begins. We find Mariko being transported to the Emperors palace to meet her future husband, the emperor’s eldest illegitimate son Raide ...more
Update (October 2017): I'm pretty sure this book's publication date is now June 5, 2018 (not May 1st) and now I'm sad. 😭😭😭😭 Need need need need neeeeeeedddddd.
Update (August 2017): THE TITLE IS SMOKE IN THE SUN OMG!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!
Update (April 2017): I'VE READ THE FIRST BOOK AND YUP THAT ENDING THAT BOOK THAT ROMANCE THAT OKAMI I NEED EVERYTHING TO BE OKAYYYYYYYYYYYY. *grabby hands*
HAVEN'T EVEN READ THE FIRST BOOK BUT WANT THIS SO BADLY!!!!!!!