Book Reviews by Anna

August 17, 2016 | stephen

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AnemberintheashescoverAn Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
I have to admit, I’m the kind of person who judges books by their cover (which is really something everyone does subconsciously). When I saw An Ember in the Ashes last year in May, it wasn’t something I immediately wanted to read- gray, stone walls, silhouettes of figures walking on sand. However, when I finally picked up this book for a school report, I found out that this book was really good. Lesson learned: don't judge a book by its cover. 
You know how most books take time to start and really delve into the plot, like The Fellowship of the Ring or The Darkest Minds? This book started straight away in the first chapter there’s already excitement and building suspense, and BAM, somebody important dies. This wasn’t just the beginning. The entire book was incredibly fast-paced, and I couldn’t put it down. Sabaa Tahir includes some really incredible quotes for a debut novel: