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Smoke in the Sun (Flame in the Mist, #2)

36010223Smoke in the Sun by Renee Ahdieh

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Published: June 5th, 2018
Publisher: Putnam
Recommended Age: 14+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Fantasy, War Setting, Magic, Romance


BLURB:

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 very the safety of the empire. Continue reading