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Smoke in the Sun [Reading] ➷ Smoke in the Sun Author Renée Ahdieh – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk 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 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 Smoke in PDF/EPUB ² 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.

  • ebook
  • 416 pages
  • Smoke in the Sun
  • Renée Ahdieh
  • English
  • 27 July 2019
  • 1524738158

About the Author: Renée Ahdieh

THE WRATH THE DAWN and its sequel THE ROSE THE DAGGER are available wherever books are soldFLAME IN THE MIST will be released on Please note that requests for Advanced Reader Copies should be made through Penguin, and all other requests should be submitted through the author s website.



10 thoughts on “Smoke in the Sun

  1. Emily May Emily May says:

    It was a night for magic A night swirling with mystery, an unknowable energy pulsing in its depths. Okay, I m going to be honest about something I remember enjoying the arc I read of Flame in the Mist last year but, before reading this book, I couldn t remember anything that happened In fact, I wasn t sure I was going to continue with the duology When I was lucky enough to get an arc of this sequel, I figured I d just give it a shot.And it all came flooding back to me in a stream of drama It was a night for magic A night swirling with mystery, an unknowable energy pulsing in its depths. Okay, I m going to be honest about something I remember enjoying the arc I read of Flame in the Mist last year but, before reading this book, I couldn t remember anything that happened In fact, I wasn t sure I was going to continue with the duology When I was lucky enough to get an arc of this sequel, I figured I d just give it a shot.And it all came flooding back to me in a stream of drama, action and royal manipulations It makes me sad to think I might not have continued with this series and missed out on a lot of enjoyment.I find myself remembering why I enjoy Ahdieh s writing so much Her descriptions of the setting a fantasy inspired by feudal Japan are detailed and stunning She really captures the place where the story is set She s one of those authors who makes every scene feel a little bit magical, even when nothing supernatural is happening.Smoke in the Sun is a less romantic book than Flame in the Mist, which is just fine by me The relationship was left in a good place in the first book and I m glad Ahdieh moved on toimportant things instead of prolonging the angst Here, Mariko finds herself in Heian Castle, playing the part of dutiful bride to be to the Emperor s younger brother, while the Emperor Roku himself becomes everviolent and vindictive.The perspective of the novel frequently switches to secondary characters to offerdepth to them andlayers to the story Indeed, the secondary characters were eveninteresting to me than Mariko and Okami From Kanako, the former Emperor s scheming consort, to Kenshin, Mariko s brother and dedicated samurai who never got over losing the girl he loved Characters who at first appear to be villains turn out to becomplex, which I loveWe should create a world for women like us It would be a thing to seeI love how this book shows a world where, on the surface, powerful men battle it out to be on top, but behind the scenes there are also powerful women pulling the strings Mariko s friendships with Yumi and Suke offer a delightful break from the action and violence, and show that there is great power in one woman helping another.A very engaging, fun, action packed fantasy Ahdieh s future in YA looks set to follow writers like Bardugo and Maas a balance of magic, drama, action and romance that is a guaranteed bestseller.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube

  2. Elena May Elena May says:

    Respect is not a thing granted It is a thing earnedA fitting conclusion to the duology Mariko is no longer in the woods, dressed as a boy and playing outlaw It s time for her to learn diplomacy and how to survive at court The world becomes bigger, and we get glimpses intocharacters and the magic system something I sorely missed in the first book.My biggest problem with the first book was that the characters morality was too simplistic, either pure good or cartoonishly eRespect is not a thing granted It is a thing earnedA fitting conclusion to the duology Mariko is no longer in the woods, dressed as a boy and playing outlaw It s time for her to learn diplomacy and how to survive at court The world becomes bigger, and we get glimpses intocharacters and the magic system something I sorely missed in the first book.My biggest problem with the first book was that the characters morality was too simplistic, either pure good or cartoonishly evil This is somewhat remediated in this book, but only with one single character, and not in the most realistic way The character in question goes from pure black to pure white in the span of a few days, instead of just being grey and making good and bad choices at the same time.I mentioned in my review of Flame in the Mist that it reads a bit like a children s book, and I had the same feeling here At one point I was thinking about how I like the relationship between Yumi and Mariko, with Yumi struggling between jealousy and grudging respect It was nicely and subtly revealed both in the first book and here, and it made a lot of sense And then, just as I was thinking this, the next several pages went on to spell it all out in detail, and all subtlety was lost I felt the author should have trusted the readersto find out some things on their own.And speaking of Yumi, while I like her, I wasn t a fan of her complaining how her brother doesn t let her join them in the woods Even if she joins him, she ll be just onefighter If she stays where she is, she can provide valuable intelligence and is muchuseful A mature person would have seen that and made the sacrifice, but the book presented it as if Yumi should aspire to go to the woods and join the guys.I have never before commented on a book s editing because I believe a few typos here and there can happen to anyone However, the editing here was horrible to the point of distraction Typos were literally on every page, sometimes multiple times per pages It was the worst when characters names were misspelled, which made me wonder if a different form of the name was used to signify something, but that was never the case Mariko s name was written as Maniko or Manko multiple times At one point, Okami called her Lady Manko twice within a single page, and I started thinking I ve missed something, and he s calling her that on purpose and it has some meaning But then I googled it, and wow, I really really don t think Okami meant to call her that I understand traditionally published books sometimes face strict deadlines and authors don t have the freedom to go through multiple rounds of copyediting and proofreading, but this shouldn t be tolerated I ll be very hesitant to check out anything by that publisher again The book reads like a first draft.Also, Kanako s motivations a bit of a mess view spoiler First, she wants Kenshin to kill the emperor because he has an obvious reason and it will be easy for her to pin the blame on him But then, it turns out she had already picked a boy to use as a scapegoat So does she plan to put the blame on Kenshin or not And then, the plan to kill the emperor fails, and so she turns into a spider, and instead of killing Roku herself, she kills his mother and then produces an army of zombies that kill many and nearly destroy the empire she hopes her son will rule one day hide spoiler Pre reading comments I don t normally comment on book covers, but am I the only one who thinks the colors don t work together I see they were going for a red heart, but yellow dragons would look much better against the purple background, in my opinion Or maybe light pink dragons

  3. Cristina Monica Cristina Monica says:

    Who invented duologies No, but really, since when is it okay for a series with such unique content and loveable characters to end so soon Yes, I am in mourning I should be celebrating, because that ending is priceless, the author wrapped things up very nicely, but instead I am suffering from Flame in the Mist withdrawal Just when you start caring for the protagonists so much they are stolen away from you Hatred for duologies aside, I have to admit I admire Ren e Ahdieh for knowing when to s Who invented duologies No, but really, since when is it okay for a series with such unique content and loveable characters to end so soon Yes, I am in mourning I should be celebrating, because that ending is priceless, the author wrapped things up very nicely, but instead I am suffering from Flame in the Mist withdrawal Just when you start caring for the protagonists so much they are stolen away from you Hatred for duologies aside, I have to admit I admire Ren e Ahdieh for knowing when to stop It s better she stops then goes on to develop her series some , only to go in the wrong direction and ruin everything, like previous authors have done Maybe Divergent should have been a duology after all.Whereas the first book took me no less than ten full hours to read, Smoke in the Sun read particularly and unexpectedly well Don t get me wrong, Flame in the Mist mesmerized me, but boy did I have to push through at times The story is incredibly interesting nonetheless, but even my imaginary turtle moves faster than that.It s like the author heard my prayers because I was able to finish this in two sittings and didn t have to force myself one second I ll come clean and say that I forgot who most of the characters were, so I even had to Google them at some point Ren e does introduce them again in the beginning, but my brain couldn t process.Fortunately, theI read, themy memory resurfaced, and so did my love for Mariko Strong female characters arepresent than ever in YA fantasy books, but not all understand their worth like Mariko does She knows she deserves to be free and loving a man does not mean giving everything up for him in the process Without necessarily realizing it, she is fighting for equal rights.You go, girl Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin

  4. Warda Warda says:

    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, and their 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, and their inner turmoils was spoken about in great detail Events that took place in the last book were now affecting the kingdom and its people and we were seeing how that was impacting certain individuals, which I really, really enjoyed reading, but the society as a whole wasn t looked at in as much detail The development of each of those characters and Ahdieh really diving into the dynamics of each of them was awesome to read Their voices were distinct, the writing gorgeously rich It truly carries you away into the world and into the minds of the characters.This carried on up to the half way point alongside the court intrigue and then that s when things slowly started to fall apart What I had a issue with was the plot As well as the ending, but the politics of the world was slightly flimsy and not concrete The tyrant that took over after his father acted like an annoying child not getting his way It would ve been nice to get his perspective and delve into his mindset and cruelty it was there, despite the child comment but we weren t given any His character arc would ve been so intriguing Or we should have had a better introduction in Book 1, as the sibling rivalry aspect played such an important role, as well as Kanako and her powers, which I loved but neededoff The ending was annoyingly rushed It s frustrating, because there was so much build up at the beginning, which was incredible and so well done Then everything about the characters, their development, and the plot was crammed in and finalised It felt unfulfilling I really do like this duology enough The emphasis on Mariko fighting for her beliefs, establishing her own identity was really honed in Feminism 101 If only there wassubstance to it all

  5. destini mia destini mia says:

    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 yourselfwhy would i do myself like this 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 yourselfwhy would i do myself like this

  6. jessica jessica says:

    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 wascalm and calculating so neat how one whole story can come together with two completely different halves and whilst i amthan satisfied with the conclusion of this story, i cant help 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 wascalm and calculating so neat how one whole story can come together with two completely different halves and whilst i amthan satisfied with the conclusion of this story, i cant help but feeling i preferred the first book i think thats because the main characters spent a great majority of the book separated, and i feel like they grabbed my attentionwhen they were together i also preferred the feel and style of the first book this was a tad bit slow for my liking.but overall, another fantastic series by a wonderful author cant wait to see what she comes up with next 4.5 stars

  7. Reynita Maharani ★ The Night Reader ★ Reynita Maharani ★ The Night Reader ★ says:

    THE REVIEW IS POSTEDFlame in the Mist my reviewSmoke in the Sun 3,7 STARSI would rather die for love than stand by and watch my love perishMy Opinion Time To be honest, I still can t believe that I have finished reading this book because I remember reading the first book months ago and I loved it and after I finished reading the first book, I felt like there was something missing inside of me and the sequel would fill this missing piece in me So I was really excit THE REVIEW IS POSTEDFlame in the Mist my reviewSmoke in the Sun 3,7 STARSI would rather die for love than stand by and watch my love perishMy Opinion Time To be honest, I still can t believe that I have finished reading this book because I remember reading the first book months ago and I loved it and after I finished reading the first book, I felt like there was something missing inside of me and the sequel would fill this missing piece in me So I was really excited and happy when this book arrived at my house and it was like a pure happiness for me It was like the best day ever in the week it probably was But sadly, I didn t love it as much as I thought I would Well, I still liked the book but I didn t love it It wasn t amazing but it was a pretty good read for me The Pacing and Plot Actually, before reading this book I had already expected that this book would be slow but I did not expect that it would be this slow It was sooooo slow and I felt like there was too much information It s not like I didn t need those information but my God, that was too much information for me and honestly I totally would skim reading this book, if it weren t for a certain character and the writing style but I didn t do it and I am so proud of myself for being able to be that patient when the book wassoooooooo slow hahahaha and now about the plot, well the plot was good enough but oh my God, there were some brutal scenes and it was brutal enough to make me uncomfortable, grimaced, averted my eyes and I kept wanting to skim reading when I read those brutal scenes but I didn t do that because I was afraid I would miss something important and I still remember those scenes in my mind and I want to forget them so badly I just don t want to remember them Those make me afraid and uncomfortable The Romance In my opinion, this book filled with too much actions and not enough romance There was indeed romance in this book but for me it s not enough I wantedromance scenes between two characters I adored and even though, the romance was not much, I still liked it and omg, the romantic bond between Mariko and the love interest was soooooo sweet and fiercely strong and THIS IS MY RELATIONSHIP GOALS Their love for each other was so strong and they respected each other and they loved and treated each other equally and it honestly brought tears to my eyes because that was exactly what I wanted to read and this is also what I want in real life While I was reading this book, I kept wishing and hoping that one day I hopefully would get a man like him The romantic relationship between Mariko and the love interest was just so beautifulOurs is a love stronger than fear and deeper than the sea, he said softlyThe Characters Mariko was determined, fierce and strong She s honestly like an inspiration for me and I felt as if there was this connection between me and her I was just so proud of Mariko and I always agreed with her and nodding along with all of her decisions She s certainly one of my favorite characters that has inspired me In this book we also get knowabout Yumi and I liked Yumi but not as much as I liked Mariko I don t know what else to say I m speechless SPOILER view spoiler At first, I hated Raiden because of what he did to Okami and I just couldn t take it and I was so furious that he tortured Okami but then later on, he changed into someone that I surprisingly liked Well, I am still angry of what he did to Okami NO ONE SHOULD HURT MY CRUSH but I don t think he s that person that I used to hate so I m just so conflicted, okay and about the ending, I did like the ending It was beautiful to read and I was happy that Mariko and Okami were together and they were getting married but I was not really satisfied because I still wanted to knowI wanted to knowabout Amaya and Kenshin and now that Amaya was free from the enchanted tree I wanted to knowabout what happened to the Black Clan In my opinion, the ending was too fast or ended too fast But, I still liked it Now, I can sleep soundly at night, knowing Okami is fine because I swear I kept thinking about him and worried about him while I was reading this book I just couldn t sleep tightly but now I can hide spoiler END OF SPOILER Overall, it was a good read for me and even though the book was slow, the book never bored me and the writing style was so pretty and I loved it so much This was what it meant to be truly free To be herself and no one else.To be loved as she was. I stayed up all night to finish reading it and I honestly regret NOTHING RTC I literally screamed and swore when this book arrived at my house Yes, I was that excited I AM SO READY TO READ THIS BOOK

  8. April April says:

    I do wish this series was a trilogy though.

  9. destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries] destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries] says:

    I love this cover, and I love the fact that it s got this gorgeous woman of color on it, and I love that Renee herself had a hand in ensuring that the color scheme still complimented the US hardback of the first book just so people wouldn t feel like their covers mismatched.

  10. Alyssa Alyssa says:

    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 August 2016 HAVEN T EVEN READ THE FIRST BOOK BUT WANT THIS SO BADLY 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 August 2016 HAVEN T EVEN READ THE FIRST BOOK BUT WANT THIS SO BADLY

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