Review – Flame in the mist

Title: Flame in the mist

Author: Renée Ahdieh

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughten

Page count: 392

Release day: May 16th 2017

Series: Flame in the mist #1

Rating: 2 stars


What is it about?

Mariko is traveling to her betrothed prince with a convoy of her father. At the start of this book the convoy is attacked by the black clan. She finds out that they planned to kill her, but without them knowing she survives while everyone else dies. The only problem now is that she is in the middle of a dangerous forest and has to find her way back home. She dresses up as a boy and tries to survive all the dangers of the wood.

At the same time her twin brother learns that her convoy was attacked and tries to find her.


What I thought:

I have to say that I was quite disappointed by this book…

I’ve already read the wrath and the dawn duology, which was also not really my thing. So I was really hoping that I would enjoy this series, but now I think Renee Ahdieh is just not for me. I will still read the sequel, smoke in the sun, since I already own it and it is on my NEWT’s TBR.

For the first half of the book I was so confused with all the names of the characters. Mainly because sometimes they would use names and sometimes descriptions of persons, but then I did not know who we were talking about.

I sometimes found it a bit annoying that some words were only explained in the back. I kept forgetting that there was a glossary, and then I would just read over the word without knowing what it meant..

Also for me the perspectives were sometimes a bit confusing.. It sometimes took me a couple of sentences before I knew who was talking, and then I would restart the chapter because then it would make more sense to me..

The romance was waaay to obvious and annoying, it could have been skipped if you ask me. I just had to drag myself through the last part of the book because I just did not enjoy it.

I gave it 2 stars instead of one because I did like that this story was based on another culture than that is mostly used! I always like it when I can see more of the world through books!


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