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

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

For weeks, seventeen-year-old Mariko pretended to be a boy to infiltrate the notorious Black Clan and bring her would-be murderer to justice. She didn't expect to find a place for herself among the group of fighters?a life of usefulness?and she certainly didn't expect to fall in love. Now she heads to the imperial castle to resume a life she never wanted to save the boy sh For weeks, seventeen-year-old Mariko pretended to be a boy to infiltrate the notorious Black Clan and bring her would...

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Title:Smoke in the Sun (Flame in the Mist #2)
Author:Renee Ahdieh
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Smoke in the Sun
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:408 pages pages

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

  • Sara
    Apr 27, 2018

    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 happe...

    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 a...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    THE REVIEW IS POSTED Flame in the Mist : ???? my review Smoke in the Sun : ??? 3,7 STARS "I would rather die for love than stand by and watch my love perish." My Opinion Time! To be honest, I still can't believe that I have finished reading th...

    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. <3 Prec...

    I do wish this series was a trilogy though. ...

    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 (Apr...

    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 conc...

  • Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
    May 15, 2018

    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 happe...

    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 a...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    THE REVIEW IS POSTED Flame in the Mist : ???? my review Smoke in the Sun : ??? 3,7 STARS "I would rather die for love than stand by and watch my love perish." My Opinion Time! To be honest, I still can't believe that I have finished reading th...

    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. <3 Prec...

    I do wish this series was a trilogy though. ...

    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 (Apr...

    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 conc...

    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? ...

    Thank you to NetGally for providing an arc in exchange for an honest review. 4 Stars! ?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,...

    This one was more political than Flame in the Mist. However, like Flame in the Mist it had some really awesome moments throughout the book. I really enjoyed this duology more than I thought I would when Flame in the Mist first came out. In my opinion, the characters had a lot more dept...

    "This was what it meant to be truly free. To be herself and no one else. To be loved as she was." 1) Flame in the mist ????? 4.5 First things first: why didn't I five Smoke in the sun five full stars? Well, there's only one thing Renee Ahdieh needs to work on: how ...

    Actual review: 4.5 ??Everything in life began with an idea.? What an idea this book was. Smoke in the Sun is the second and final book in the Flame in the Mist duology, a tale inspired by the story of Mulan. I found this book to be an entertaining, somewhat comple...

    Actual rating 3.75/5 stars. Smoke in the Sun is the second book in the Flame in the Mist duology. This final instalment continues to follow Mariko, fiercely independent in a world that expects its females to be anything but. This fantasy, inspired by Feudal Japan, focuses on both th...

    me trying to figure out where this book went wrong basic log of how it went: first 100 pages: i am confusion page 101 to 300: i sTaN page 301 to 380: wait what???!!?? page 381 till the end: how bloody effing convenient i have nothing else to say besides, where were the...

    Update: 8/12/17 *screeches like an excited pterodactyl* HOUSTON, WE HAVE A TITLE AND A BLURB!!!! Update: 1/13/18 Ok so I hope this is just a temp cover because, yeah I guess it's kinda pretty, but guys I AM NOT HAPPY WITH THIS send help. ...

    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...

    5 Words: Family, loyalty, attraction, betrayal, power. THIS is how you write a second book. It was wonderful and I enjoyed it so much more than the first. As I started this book I was like "help, what happened in the first one?" and I searched for recaps. Because you have to have...

  • ♠️ Tabi = 타비 ♠️
    May 17, 2017

    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 happe...

    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 a...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    THE REVIEW IS POSTED Flame in the Mist : ???? my review Smoke in the Sun : ??? 3,7 STARS "I would rather die for love than stand by and watch my love perish." My Opinion Time! To be honest, I still can't believe that I have finished reading th...

    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. <3 Prec...

    I do wish this series was a trilogy though. ...

    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 (Apr...

    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 conc...

    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? ...

    Thank you to NetGally for providing an arc in exchange for an honest review. 4 Stars! ?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,...

    This one was more political than Flame in the Mist. However, like Flame in the Mist it had some really awesome moments throughout the book. I really enjoyed this duology more than I thought I would when Flame in the Mist first came out. In my opinion, the characters had a lot more dept...

    "This was what it meant to be truly free. To be herself and no one else. To be loved as she was." 1) Flame in the mist ????? 4.5 First things first: why didn't I five Smoke in the sun five full stars? Well, there's only one thing Renee Ahdieh needs to work on: how ...

    Actual review: 4.5 ??Everything in life began with an idea.? What an idea this book was. Smoke in the Sun is the second and final book in the Flame in the Mist duology, a tale inspired by the story of Mulan. I found this book to be an entertaining, somewhat comple...

    Actual rating 3.75/5 stars. Smoke in the Sun is the second book in the Flame in the Mist duology. This final instalment continues to follow Mariko, fiercely independent in a world that expects its females to be anything but. This fantasy, inspired by Feudal Japan, focuses on both th...

    me trying to figure out where this book went wrong basic log of how it went: first 100 pages: i am confusion page 101 to 300: i sTaN page 301 to 380: wait what???!!?? page 381 till the end: how bloody effing convenient i have nothing else to say besides, where were the...

    Update: 8/12/17 *screeches like an excited pterodactyl* HOUSTON, WE HAVE A TITLE AND A BLURB!!!! Update: 1/13/18 Ok so I hope this is just a temp cover because, yeah I guess it's kinda pretty, but guys I AM NOT HAPPY WITH THIS send help. ...

  • Emily May
    Apr 20, 2017

    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 happe...

  • Suzanne
    Jun 12, 2018

    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 happe...

    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 a...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    THE REVIEW IS POSTED Flame in the Mist : ???? my review Smoke in the Sun : ??? 3,7 STARS "I would rather die for love than stand by and watch my love perish." My Opinion Time! To be honest, I still can't believe that I have finished reading th...

    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. <3 Prec...

    I do wish this series was a trilogy though. ...

    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 (Apr...

    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 conc...

    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? ...

    Thank you to NetGally for providing an arc in exchange for an honest review. 4 Stars! ?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,...

    This one was more political than Flame in the Mist. However, like Flame in the Mist it had some really awesome moments throughout the book. I really enjoyed this duology more than I thought I would when Flame in the Mist first came out. In my opinion, the characters had a lot more dept...

  • Lu
    Jan 04, 2018

    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 happe...

    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 a...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    THE REVIEW IS POSTED Flame in the Mist : ???? my review Smoke in the Sun : ??? 3,7 STARS "I would rather die for love than stand by and watch my love perish." My Opinion Time! To be honest, I still can't believe that I have finished reading th...

    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. <3 Prec...

    I do wish this series was a trilogy though. ...

    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 (Apr...

    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 conc...

    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? ...

    Thank you to NetGally for providing an arc in exchange for an honest review. 4 Stars! ?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,...

    This one was more political than Flame in the Mist. However, like Flame in the Mist it had some really awesome moments throughout the book. I really enjoyed this duology more than I thought I would when Flame in the Mist first came out. In my opinion, the characters had a lot more dept...

    "This was what it meant to be truly free. To be herself and no one else. To be loved as she was." 1) Flame in the mist ????? 4.5 First things first: why didn't I five Smoke in the sun five full stars? Well, there's only one thing Renee Ahdieh needs to work on: how ...

    Actual review: 4.5 ??Everything in life began with an idea.? What an idea this book was. Smoke in the Sun is the second and final book in the Flame in the Mist duology, a tale inspired by the story of Mulan. I found this book to be an entertaining, somewhat comple...

    Actual rating 3.75/5 stars. Smoke in the Sun is the second book in the Flame in the Mist duology. This final instalment continues to follow Mariko, fiercely independent in a world that expects its females to be anything but. This fantasy, inspired by Feudal Japan, focuses on both th...

    me trying to figure out where this book went wrong basic log of how it went: first 100 pages: i am confusion page 101 to 300: i sTaN page 301 to 380: wait what???!!?? page 381 till the end: how bloody effing convenient i have nothing else to say besides, where were the...

    Update: 8/12/17 *screeches like an excited pterodactyl* HOUSTON, WE HAVE A TITLE AND A BLURB!!!! Update: 1/13/18 Ok so I hope this is just a temp cover because, yeah I guess it's kinda pretty, but guys I AM NOT HAPPY WITH THIS send help. ...

    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...

    5 Words: Family, loyalty, attraction, betrayal, power. THIS is how you write a second book. It was wonderful and I enjoyed it so much more than the first. As I started this book I was like "help, what happened in the first one?" and I searched for recaps. Because you have to have...

    Please tell me this is just the UK cover and they will come out with another to match US/hardback-Flame in the Mist please Please tell me this is not a cover change Please it's 2o18 dammit, I thought we were freaking done with cover changing Please? ...

  • Alyssa
    Aug 09, 2016

    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 happe...

    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 a...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    THE REVIEW IS POSTED Flame in the Mist : ???? my review Smoke in the Sun : ??? 3,7 STARS "I would rather die for love than stand by and watch my love perish." My Opinion Time! To be honest, I still can't believe that I have finished reading th...

    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. <3 Prec...

    I do wish this series was a trilogy though. ...

    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 (Apr...

  • Joshua Gabriel (조수아)
    May 24, 2018

    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 happe...

    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 a...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    THE REVIEW IS POSTED Flame in the Mist : ???? my review Smoke in the Sun : ??? 3,7 STARS "I would rather die for love than stand by and watch my love perish." My Opinion Time! To be honest, I still can't believe that I have finished reading th...

    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. <3 Prec...

    I do wish this series was a trilogy though. ...

    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 (Apr...

    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 conc...

    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? ...

    Thank you to NetGally for providing an arc in exchange for an honest review. 4 Stars! ?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,...

    This one was more political than Flame in the Mist. However, like Flame in the Mist it had some really awesome moments throughout the book. I really enjoyed this duology more than I thought I would when Flame in the Mist first came out. In my opinion, the characters had a lot more dept...

    "This was what it meant to be truly free. To be herself and no one else. To be loved as she was." 1) Flame in the mist ????? 4.5 First things first: why didn't I five Smoke in the sun five full stars? Well, there's only one thing Renee Ahdieh needs to work on: how ...

    Actual review: 4.5 ??Everything in life began with an idea.? What an idea this book was. Smoke in the Sun is the second and final book in the Flame in the Mist duology, a tale inspired by the story of Mulan. I found this book to be an entertaining, somewhat comple...

    Actual rating 3.75/5 stars. Smoke in the Sun is the second book in the Flame in the Mist duology. This final instalment continues to follow Mariko, fiercely independent in a world that expects its females to be anything but. This fantasy, inspired by Feudal Japan, focuses on both th...

    me trying to figure out where this book went wrong basic log of how it went: first 100 pages: i am confusion page 101 to 300: i sTaN page 301 to 380: wait what???!!?? page 381 till the end: how bloody effing convenient i have nothing else to say besides, where were the...

    Update: 8/12/17 *screeches like an excited pterodactyl* HOUSTON, WE HAVE A TITLE AND A BLURB!!!! Update: 1/13/18 Ok so I hope this is just a temp cover because, yeah I guess it's kinda pretty, but guys I AM NOT HAPPY WITH THIS send help. ...

    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...

    5 Words: Family, loyalty, attraction, betrayal, power. THIS is how you write a second book. It was wonderful and I enjoyed it so much more than the first. As I started this book I was like "help, what happened in the first one?" and I searched for recaps. Because you have to have...

    Please tell me this is just the UK cover and they will come out with another to match US/hardback-Flame in the Mist please Please tell me this is not a cover change Please it's 2o18 dammit, I thought we were freaking done with cover changing Please? ...

    The world building was great where I felt that I was consumed by the authors writing skills. The book is really good except the fact that I got confused with the names?. ...

    06/01/2018 : Eh I don't know about the cover though... There didn't have a face in book 1 why added it in book 2 huh ? ...

    3.5 ...

    ?4 Stars! Smoke In The Sun... ?Ingenuity could be a weapon, in all its forms. Her mind could be a sword. Her voice could be an axe. Her fury could ignite a fire.? My favorite quotes from this book: 1. ?It had taken her losing everything she knew to finally understand...

    Ingenuity could be a weapon, in all its forms. Her mind could be a sword. Her voice could be an axe. Her anger could ignite a fire. RTC ...

  • jessica
    Jul 10, 2018

    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 happe...

    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 a...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • destini mia
    Jun 18, 2017

    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 happe...

    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 a...

    ?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...

    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 ...

  • Lola
    Jun 01, 2018

    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 happe...

    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 a...

  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    Nov 16, 2017

    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 happe...

    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 a...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    THE REVIEW IS POSTED Flame in the Mist : ???? my review Smoke in the Sun : ??? 3,7 STARS "I would rather die for love than stand by and watch my love perish." My Opinion Time! To be honest, I still can't believe that I have finished reading th...

    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. <3 Prec...

  • Angelica
    Jun 11, 2018

    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 happe...

    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 a...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    THE REVIEW IS POSTED Flame in the Mist : ???? my review Smoke in the Sun : ??? 3,7 STARS "I would rather die for love than stand by and watch my love perish." My Opinion Time! To be honest, I still can't believe that I have finished reading th...

    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. <3 Prec...

    I do wish this series was a trilogy though. ...

    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 (Apr...

    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 conc...

    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? ...

    Thank you to NetGally for providing an arc in exchange for an honest review. 4 Stars! ?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,...

    This one was more political than Flame in the Mist. However, like Flame in the Mist it had some really awesome moments throughout the book. I really enjoyed this duology more than I thought I would when Flame in the Mist first came out. In my opinion, the characters had a lot more dept...

    "This was what it meant to be truly free. To be herself and no one else. To be loved as she was." 1) Flame in the mist ????? 4.5 First things first: why didn't I five Smoke in the sun five full stars? Well, there's only one thing Renee Ahdieh needs to work on: how ...

    Actual review: 4.5 ??Everything in life began with an idea.? What an idea this book was. Smoke in the Sun is the second and final book in the Flame in the Mist duology, a tale inspired by the story of Mulan. I found this book to be an entertaining, somewhat comple...

    Actual rating 3.75/5 stars. Smoke in the Sun is the second book in the Flame in the Mist duology. This final instalment continues to follow Mariko, fiercely independent in a world that expects its females to be anything but. This fantasy, inspired by Feudal Japan, focuses on both th...

    me trying to figure out where this book went wrong basic log of how it went: first 100 pages: i am confusion page 101 to 300: i sTaN page 301 to 380: wait what???!!?? page 381 till the end: how bloody effing convenient i have nothing else to say besides, where were the...

    Update: 8/12/17 *screeches like an excited pterodactyl* HOUSTON, WE HAVE A TITLE AND A BLURB!!!! Update: 1/13/18 Ok so I hope this is just a temp cover because, yeah I guess it's kinda pretty, but guys I AM NOT HAPPY WITH THIS send help. ...

    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...

  • Adah Udechukwu
    Jun 08, 2018

    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 happe...

    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 a...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    THE REVIEW IS POSTED Flame in the Mist : ???? my review Smoke in the Sun : ??? 3,7 STARS "I would rather die for love than stand by and watch my love perish." My Opinion Time! To be honest, I still can't believe that I have finished reading th...

    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. <3 Prec...

    I do wish this series was a trilogy though. ...

    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 (Apr...

    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 conc...

    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? ...

    Thank you to NetGally for providing an arc in exchange for an honest review. 4 Stars! ?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,...

    This one was more political than Flame in the Mist. However, like Flame in the Mist it had some really awesome moments throughout the book. I really enjoyed this duology more than I thought I would when Flame in the Mist first came out. In my opinion, the characters had a lot more dept...

    "This was what it meant to be truly free. To be herself and no one else. To be loved as she was." 1) Flame in the mist ????? 4.5 First things first: why didn't I five Smoke in the sun five full stars? Well, there's only one thing Renee Ahdieh needs to work on: how ...

    Actual review: 4.5 ??Everything in life began with an idea.? What an idea this book was. Smoke in the Sun is the second and final book in the Flame in the Mist duology, a tale inspired by the story of Mulan. I found this book to be an entertaining, somewhat comple...

    Actual rating 3.75/5 stars. Smoke in the Sun is the second book in the Flame in the Mist duology. This final instalment continues to follow Mariko, fiercely independent in a world that expects its females to be anything but. This fantasy, inspired by Feudal Japan, focuses on both th...

    me trying to figure out where this book went wrong basic log of how it went: first 100 pages: i am confusion page 101 to 300: i sTaN page 301 to 380: wait what???!!?? page 381 till the end: how bloody effing convenient i have nothing else to say besides, where were the...

    Update: 8/12/17 *screeches like an excited pterodactyl* HOUSTON, WE HAVE A TITLE AND A BLURB!!!! Update: 1/13/18 Ok so I hope this is just a temp cover because, yeah I guess it's kinda pretty, but guys I AM NOT HAPPY WITH THIS send help. ...

    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...

    5 Words: Family, loyalty, attraction, betrayal, power. THIS is how you write a second book. It was wonderful and I enjoyed it so much more than the first. As I started this book I was like "help, what happened in the first one?" and I searched for recaps. Because you have to have...

    Please tell me this is just the UK cover and they will come out with another to match US/hardback-Flame in the Mist please Please tell me this is not a cover change Please it's 2o18 dammit, I thought we were freaking done with cover changing Please? ...

    The world building was great where I felt that I was consumed by the authors writing skills. The book is really good except the fact that I got confused with the names?. ...

    06/01/2018 : Eh I don't know about the cover though... There didn't have a face in book 1 why added it in book 2 huh ? ...

    3.5 ...

    ?4 Stars! Smoke In The Sun... ?Ingenuity could be a weapon, in all its forms. Her mind could be a sword. Her voice could be an axe. Her fury could ignite a fire.? My favorite quotes from this book: 1. ?It had taken her losing everything she knew to finally understand...

    Ingenuity could be a weapon, in all its forms. Her mind could be a sword. Her voice could be an axe. Her anger could ignite a fire. RTC ...

    This was a glorious part two to a wonderful duology! The characters were by far my favourite aspect of this book. The protagonist Marikoisclever and strong willed,makingfor a powerfulcharacter to read about. So often 'strong women' in literature are portrayed quite litera...

    Do you know this one deep quote which tries so hard to be dramatically meaningful but fails miserably. Ends up being pretentious and so full of itself it can't even see the light of day anymore? (Hello to John Green's books btw!) This duology start to finish is just like that o...

    A stunning sequel to Flame in the Mist and a great conclusion to the duology! The world building was well done, the writing is still as gorgeous as in the first book and the characters had a lot more depth which allowed the reader to get to know them more. This was slightly different f...

    Smoke in the Sun was well written. It was a spectacular sequel. ...

  • Manisha
    Jun 22, 2018

    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 happe...

    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 a...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    THE REVIEW IS POSTED Flame in the Mist : ???? my review Smoke in the Sun : ??? 3,7 STARS "I would rather die for love than stand by and watch my love perish." My Opinion Time! To be honest, I still can't believe that I have finished reading th...

    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. <3 Prec...

    I do wish this series was a trilogy though. ...

    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 (Apr...

    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 conc...

    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? ...

    Thank you to NetGally for providing an arc in exchange for an honest review. 4 Stars! ?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,...

    This one was more political than Flame in the Mist. However, like Flame in the Mist it had some really awesome moments throughout the book. I really enjoyed this duology more than I thought I would when Flame in the Mist first came out. In my opinion, the characters had a lot more dept...

    "This was what it meant to be truly free. To be herself and no one else. To be loved as she was." 1) Flame in the mist ????? 4.5 First things first: why didn't I five Smoke in the sun five full stars? Well, there's only one thing Renee Ahdieh needs to work on: how ...

    Actual review: 4.5 ??Everything in life began with an idea.? What an idea this book was. Smoke in the Sun is the second and final book in the Flame in the Mist duology, a tale inspired by the story of Mulan. I found this book to be an entertaining, somewhat comple...

  • Warda
    May 25, 2018

    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 happe...

    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 a...

    ?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...

  • April
    Aug 10, 2018

    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 happe...

    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 a...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    THE REVIEW IS POSTED Flame in the Mist : ???? my review Smoke in the Sun : ??? 3,7 STARS "I would rather die for love than stand by and watch my love perish." My Opinion Time! To be honest, I still can't believe that I have finished reading th...

    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. <3 Prec...

    I do wish this series was a trilogy though. ...

  • -S♡
    Jun 07, 2018

    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 happe...

    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 a...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    THE REVIEW IS POSTED Flame in the Mist : ???? my review Smoke in the Sun : ??? 3,7 STARS "I would rather die for love than stand by and watch my love perish." My Opinion Time! To be honest, I still can't believe that I have finished reading th...

    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. <3 Prec...

    I do wish this series was a trilogy though. ...

    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 (Apr...

    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 conc...

    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? ...

    Thank you to NetGally for providing an arc in exchange for an honest review. 4 Stars! ?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,...

    This one was more political than Flame in the Mist. However, like Flame in the Mist it had some really awesome moments throughout the book. I really enjoyed this duology more than I thought I would when Flame in the Mist first came out. In my opinion, the characters had a lot more dept...

    "This was what it meant to be truly free. To be herself and no one else. To be loved as she was." 1) Flame in the mist ????? 4.5 First things first: why didn't I five Smoke in the sun five full stars? Well, there's only one thing Renee Ahdieh needs to work on: how ...

    Actual review: 4.5 ??Everything in life began with an idea.? What an idea this book was. Smoke in the Sun is the second and final book in the Flame in the Mist duology, a tale inspired by the story of Mulan. I found this book to be an entertaining, somewhat comple...

    Actual rating 3.75/5 stars. Smoke in the Sun is the second book in the Flame in the Mist duology. This final instalment continues to follow Mariko, fiercely independent in a world that expects its females to be anything but. This fantasy, inspired by Feudal Japan, focuses on both th...

    me trying to figure out where this book went wrong basic log of how it went: first 100 pages: i am confusion page 101 to 300: i sTaN page 301 to 380: wait what???!!?? page 381 till the end: how bloody effing convenient i have nothing else to say besides, where were the...

    Update: 8/12/17 *screeches like an excited pterodactyl* HOUSTON, WE HAVE A TITLE AND A BLURB!!!! Update: 1/13/18 Ok so I hope this is just a temp cover because, yeah I guess it's kinda pretty, but guys I AM NOT HAPPY WITH THIS send help. ...

    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...

    5 Words: Family, loyalty, attraction, betrayal, power. THIS is how you write a second book. It was wonderful and I enjoyed it so much more than the first. As I started this book I was like "help, what happened in the first one?" and I searched for recaps. Because you have to have...

    Please tell me this is just the UK cover and they will come out with another to match US/hardback-Flame in the Mist please Please tell me this is not a cover change Please it's 2o18 dammit, I thought we were freaking done with cover changing Please? ...

    The world building was great where I felt that I was consumed by the authors writing skills. The book is really good except the fact that I got confused with the names?. ...

    06/01/2018 : Eh I don't know about the cover though... There didn't have a face in book 1 why added it in book 2 huh ? ...

    3.5 ...

    ?4 Stars! Smoke In The Sun... ?Ingenuity could be a weapon, in all its forms. Her mind could be a sword. Her voice could be an axe. Her fury could ignite a fire.? My favorite quotes from this book: 1. ?It had taken her losing everything she knew to finally understand...

  • Maggie ☘ (Reader in Wonderland)
    Aug 04, 2018

    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 happe...

    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 a...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    THE REVIEW IS POSTED Flame in the Mist : ???? my review Smoke in the Sun : ??? 3,7 STARS "I would rather die for love than stand by and watch my love perish." My Opinion Time! To be honest, I still can't believe that I have finished reading th...

    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. <3 Prec...

    I do wish this series was a trilogy though. ...

    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 (Apr...

    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 conc...

    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? ...

    Thank you to NetGally for providing an arc in exchange for an honest review. 4 Stars! ?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,...

    This one was more political than Flame in the Mist. However, like Flame in the Mist it had some really awesome moments throughout the book. I really enjoyed this duology more than I thought I would when Flame in the Mist first came out. In my opinion, the characters had a lot more dept...

    "This was what it meant to be truly free. To be herself and no one else. To be loved as she was." 1) Flame in the mist ????? 4.5 First things first: why didn't I five Smoke in the sun five full stars? Well, there's only one thing Renee Ahdieh needs to work on: how ...

    Actual review: 4.5 ??Everything in life began with an idea.? What an idea this book was. Smoke in the Sun is the second and final book in the Flame in the Mist duology, a tale inspired by the story of Mulan. I found this book to be an entertaining, somewhat comple...

    Actual rating 3.75/5 stars. Smoke in the Sun is the second book in the Flame in the Mist duology. This final instalment continues to follow Mariko, fiercely independent in a world that expects its females to be anything but. This fantasy, inspired by Feudal Japan, focuses on both th...

    me trying to figure out where this book went wrong basic log of how it went: first 100 pages: i am confusion page 101 to 300: i sTaN page 301 to 380: wait what???!!?? page 381 till the end: how bloody effing convenient i have nothing else to say besides, where were the...

    Update: 8/12/17 *screeches like an excited pterodactyl* HOUSTON, WE HAVE A TITLE AND A BLURB!!!! Update: 1/13/18 Ok so I hope this is just a temp cover because, yeah I guess it's kinda pretty, but guys I AM NOT HAPPY WITH THIS send help. ...

    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...

    5 Words: Family, loyalty, attraction, betrayal, power. THIS is how you write a second book. It was wonderful and I enjoyed it so much more than the first. As I started this book I was like "help, what happened in the first one?" and I searched for recaps. Because you have to have...

    Please tell me this is just the UK cover and they will come out with another to match US/hardback-Flame in the Mist please Please tell me this is not a cover change Please it's 2o18 dammit, I thought we were freaking done with cover changing Please? ...

    The world building was great where I felt that I was consumed by the authors writing skills. The book is really good except the fact that I got confused with the names?. ...

    06/01/2018 : Eh I don't know about the cover though... There didn't have a face in book 1 why added it in book 2 huh ? ...

    3.5 ...

    ?4 Stars! Smoke In The Sun... ?Ingenuity could be a weapon, in all its forms. Her mind could be a sword. Her voice could be an axe. Her fury could ignite a fire.? My favorite quotes from this book: 1. ?It had taken her losing everything she knew to finally understand...

    Ingenuity could be a weapon, in all its forms. Her mind could be a sword. Her voice could be an axe. Her anger could ignite a fire. RTC ...

    This was a glorious part two to a wonderful duology! The characters were by far my favourite aspect of this book. The protagonist Marikoisclever and strong willed,makingfor a powerfulcharacter to read about. So often 'strong women' in literature are portrayed quite litera...

    Do you know this one deep quote which tries so hard to be dramatically meaningful but fails miserably. Ends up being pretentious and so full of itself it can't even see the light of day anymore? (Hello to John Green's books btw!) This duology start to finish is just like that o...

  • elena
    Jul 11, 2018

    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 happe...

    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 a...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    THE REVIEW IS POSTED Flame in the Mist : ???? my review Smoke in the Sun : ??? 3,7 STARS "I would rather die for love than stand by and watch my love perish." My Opinion Time! To be honest, I still can't believe that I have finished reading th...

    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. <3 Prec...

    I do wish this series was a trilogy though. ...

    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 (Apr...

    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 conc...

    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? ...

    Thank you to NetGally for providing an arc in exchange for an honest review. 4 Stars! ?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,...

    This one was more political than Flame in the Mist. However, like Flame in the Mist it had some really awesome moments throughout the book. I really enjoyed this duology more than I thought I would when Flame in the Mist first came out. In my opinion, the characters had a lot more dept...

    "This was what it meant to be truly free. To be herself and no one else. To be loved as she was." 1) Flame in the mist ????? 4.5 First things first: why didn't I five Smoke in the sun five full stars? Well, there's only one thing Renee Ahdieh needs to work on: how ...

    Actual review: 4.5 ??Everything in life began with an idea.? What an idea this book was. Smoke in the Sun is the second and final book in the Flame in the Mist duology, a tale inspired by the story of Mulan. I found this book to be an entertaining, somewhat comple...

    Actual rating 3.75/5 stars. Smoke in the Sun is the second book in the Flame in the Mist duology. This final instalment continues to follow Mariko, fiercely independent in a world that expects its females to be anything but. This fantasy, inspired by Feudal Japan, focuses on both th...

    me trying to figure out where this book went wrong basic log of how it went: first 100 pages: i am confusion page 101 to 300: i sTaN page 301 to 380: wait what???!!?? page 381 till the end: how bloody effing convenient i have nothing else to say besides, where were the...

    Update: 8/12/17 *screeches like an excited pterodactyl* HOUSTON, WE HAVE A TITLE AND A BLURB!!!! Update: 1/13/18 Ok so I hope this is just a temp cover because, yeah I guess it's kinda pretty, but guys I AM NOT HAPPY WITH THIS send help. ...

    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...

    5 Words: Family, loyalty, attraction, betrayal, power. THIS is how you write a second book. It was wonderful and I enjoyed it so much more than the first. As I started this book I was like "help, what happened in the first one?" and I searched for recaps. Because you have to have...

    Please tell me this is just the UK cover and they will come out with another to match US/hardback-Flame in the Mist please Please tell me this is not a cover change Please it's 2o18 dammit, I thought we were freaking done with cover changing Please? ...

    The world building was great where I felt that I was consumed by the authors writing skills. The book is really good except the fact that I got confused with the names?. ...

    06/01/2018 : Eh I don't know about the cover though... There didn't have a face in book 1 why added it in book 2 huh ? ...

    3.5 ...

  • Beatrice (beatriceinbookland)
    Jun 09, 2018

    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 happe...

    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 a...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    THE REVIEW IS POSTED Flame in the Mist : ???? my review Smoke in the Sun : ??? 3,7 STARS "I would rather die for love than stand by and watch my love perish." My Opinion Time! To be honest, I still can't believe that I have finished reading th...

    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. <3 Prec...

    I do wish this series was a trilogy though. ...

    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 (Apr...

    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 conc...

    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? ...

    Thank you to NetGally for providing an arc in exchange for an honest review. 4 Stars! ?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,...

    This one was more political than Flame in the Mist. However, like Flame in the Mist it had some really awesome moments throughout the book. I really enjoyed this duology more than I thought I would when Flame in the Mist first came out. In my opinion, the characters had a lot more dept...

    "This was what it meant to be truly free. To be herself and no one else. To be loved as she was." 1) Flame in the mist ????? 4.5 First things first: why didn't I five Smoke in the sun five full stars? Well, there's only one thing Renee Ahdieh needs to work on: how ...

  • Reynita Maharani ★ The Night Reader ★
    Jul 28, 2018

    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 happe...

    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 a...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    THE REVIEW IS POSTED Flame in the Mist : ???? my review Smoke in the Sun : ??? 3,7 STARS "I would rather die for love than stand by and watch my love perish." My Opinion Time! To be honest, I still can't believe that I have finished reading th...

  • Beth
    May 06, 2018

    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 happe...

    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 a...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    THE REVIEW IS POSTED Flame in the Mist : ???? my review Smoke in the Sun : ??? 3,7 STARS "I would rather die for love than stand by and watch my love perish." My Opinion Time! To be honest, I still can't believe that I have finished reading th...

    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. <3 Prec...

    I do wish this series was a trilogy though. ...

    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 (Apr...

    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 conc...

    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? ...

    Thank you to NetGally for providing an arc in exchange for an honest review. 4 Stars! ?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,...

  • Dannii Elle
    May 08, 2018

    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 happe...

    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 a...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    THE REVIEW IS POSTED Flame in the Mist : ???? my review Smoke in the Sun : ??? 3,7 STARS "I would rather die for love than stand by and watch my love perish." My Opinion Time! To be honest, I still can't believe that I have finished reading th...

    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. <3 Prec...

    I do wish this series was a trilogy though. ...

    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 (Apr...

    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 conc...

    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? ...

    Thank you to NetGally for providing an arc in exchange for an honest review. 4 Stars! ?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,...

    This one was more political than Flame in the Mist. However, like Flame in the Mist it had some really awesome moments throughout the book. I really enjoyed this duology more than I thought I would when Flame in the Mist first came out. In my opinion, the characters had a lot more dept...

    "This was what it meant to be truly free. To be herself and no one else. To be loved as she was." 1) Flame in the mist ????? 4.5 First things first: why didn't I five Smoke in the sun five full stars? Well, there's only one thing Renee Ahdieh needs to work on: how ...

    Actual review: 4.5 ??Everything in life began with an idea.? What an idea this book was. Smoke in the Sun is the second and final book in the Flame in the Mist duology, a tale inspired by the story of Mulan. I found this book to be an entertaining, somewhat comple...

    Actual rating 3.75/5 stars. Smoke in the Sun is the second book in the Flame in the Mist duology. This final instalment continues to follow Mariko, fiercely independent in a world that expects its females to be anything but. This fantasy, inspired by Feudal Japan, focuses on both th...

  • Amelia Oswald
    Jun 09, 2017

    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 happe...

    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 a...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    THE REVIEW IS POSTED Flame in the Mist : ???? my review Smoke in the Sun : ??? 3,7 STARS "I would rather die for love than stand by and watch my love perish." My Opinion Time! To be honest, I still can't believe that I have finished reading th...

    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. <3 Prec...

    I do wish this series was a trilogy though. ...

    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 (Apr...

    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 conc...

    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? ...

    Thank you to NetGally for providing an arc in exchange for an honest review. 4 Stars! ?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,...

    This one was more political than Flame in the Mist. However, like Flame in the Mist it had some really awesome moments throughout the book. I really enjoyed this duology more than I thought I would when Flame in the Mist first came out. In my opinion, the characters had a lot more dept...

    "This was what it meant to be truly free. To be herself and no one else. To be loved as she was." 1) Flame in the mist ????? 4.5 First things first: why didn't I five Smoke in the sun five full stars? Well, there's only one thing Renee Ahdieh needs to work on: how ...

    Actual review: 4.5 ??Everything in life began with an idea.? What an idea this book was. Smoke in the Sun is the second and final book in the Flame in the Mist duology, a tale inspired by the story of Mulan. I found this book to be an entertaining, somewhat comple...

    Actual rating 3.75/5 stars. Smoke in the Sun is the second book in the Flame in the Mist duology. This final instalment continues to follow Mariko, fiercely independent in a world that expects its females to be anything but. This fantasy, inspired by Feudal Japan, focuses on both th...

    me trying to figure out where this book went wrong basic log of how it went: first 100 pages: i am confusion page 101 to 300: i sTaN page 301 to 380: wait what???!!?? page 381 till the end: how bloody effing convenient i have nothing else to say besides, where were the...

    Update: 8/12/17 *screeches like an excited pterodactyl* HOUSTON, WE HAVE A TITLE AND A BLURB!!!! Update: 1/13/18 Ok so I hope this is just a temp cover because, yeah I guess it's kinda pretty, but guys I AM NOT HAPPY WITH THIS send help. ...

    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...

    5 Words: Family, loyalty, attraction, betrayal, power. THIS is how you write a second book. It was wonderful and I enjoyed it so much more than the first. As I started this book I was like "help, what happened in the first one?" and I searched for recaps. Because you have to have...

    Please tell me this is just the UK cover and they will come out with another to match US/hardback-Flame in the Mist please Please tell me this is not a cover change Please it's 2o18 dammit, I thought we were freaking done with cover changing Please? ...

    The world building was great where I felt that I was consumed by the authors writing skills. The book is really good except the fact that I got confused with the names?. ...

    06/01/2018 : Eh I don't know about the cover though... There didn't have a face in book 1 why added it in book 2 huh ? ...

  • may ❀
    Aug 12, 2018

    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 happe...

    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 a...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    THE REVIEW IS POSTED Flame in the Mist : ???? my review Smoke in the Sun : ??? 3,7 STARS "I would rather die for love than stand by and watch my love perish." My Opinion Time! To be honest, I still can't believe that I have finished reading th...

    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. <3 Prec...

    I do wish this series was a trilogy though. ...

    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 (Apr...

    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 conc...

    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? ...

    Thank you to NetGally for providing an arc in exchange for an honest review. 4 Stars! ?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,...

    This one was more political than Flame in the Mist. However, like Flame in the Mist it had some really awesome moments throughout the book. I really enjoyed this duology more than I thought I would when Flame in the Mist first came out. In my opinion, the characters had a lot more dept...

    "This was what it meant to be truly free. To be herself and no one else. To be loved as she was." 1) Flame in the mist ????? 4.5 First things first: why didn't I five Smoke in the sun five full stars? Well, there's only one thing Renee Ahdieh needs to work on: how ...

    Actual review: 4.5 ??Everything in life began with an idea.? What an idea this book was. Smoke in the Sun is the second and final book in the Flame in the Mist duology, a tale inspired by the story of Mulan. I found this book to be an entertaining, somewhat comple...

    Actual rating 3.75/5 stars. Smoke in the Sun is the second book in the Flame in the Mist duology. This final instalment continues to follow Mariko, fiercely independent in a world that expects its females to be anything but. This fantasy, inspired by Feudal Japan, focuses on both th...

    me trying to figure out where this book went wrong basic log of how it went: first 100 pages: i am confusion page 101 to 300: i sTaN page 301 to 380: wait what???!!?? page 381 till the end: how bloody effing convenient i have nothing else to say besides, where were the...

  • Sophie Elaina
    Jul 22, 2018

    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 happe...

    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 a...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    THE REVIEW IS POSTED Flame in the Mist : ???? my review Smoke in the Sun : ??? 3,7 STARS "I would rather die for love than stand by and watch my love perish." My Opinion Time! To be honest, I still can't believe that I have finished reading th...

    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. <3 Prec...

    I do wish this series was a trilogy though. ...

    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 (Apr...

    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 conc...

    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? ...

    Thank you to NetGally for providing an arc in exchange for an honest review. 4 Stars! ?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,...

    This one was more political than Flame in the Mist. However, like Flame in the Mist it had some really awesome moments throughout the book. I really enjoyed this duology more than I thought I would when Flame in the Mist first came out. In my opinion, the characters had a lot more dept...

    "This was what it meant to be truly free. To be herself and no one else. To be loved as she was." 1) Flame in the mist ????? 4.5 First things first: why didn't I five Smoke in the sun five full stars? Well, there's only one thing Renee Ahdieh needs to work on: how ...

    Actual review: 4.5 ??Everything in life began with an idea.? What an idea this book was. Smoke in the Sun is the second and final book in the Flame in the Mist duology, a tale inspired by the story of Mulan. I found this book to be an entertaining, somewhat comple...

    Actual rating 3.75/5 stars. Smoke in the Sun is the second book in the Flame in the Mist duology. This final instalment continues to follow Mariko, fiercely independent in a world that expects its females to be anything but. This fantasy, inspired by Feudal Japan, focuses on both th...

    me trying to figure out where this book went wrong basic log of how it went: first 100 pages: i am confusion page 101 to 300: i sTaN page 301 to 380: wait what???!!?? page 381 till the end: how bloody effing convenient i have nothing else to say besides, where were the...

    Update: 8/12/17 *screeches like an excited pterodactyl* HOUSTON, WE HAVE A TITLE AND A BLURB!!!! Update: 1/13/18 Ok so I hope this is just a temp cover because, yeah I guess it's kinda pretty, but guys I AM NOT HAPPY WITH THIS send help. ...

    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...

    5 Words: Family, loyalty, attraction, betrayal, power. THIS is how you write a second book. It was wonderful and I enjoyed it so much more than the first. As I started this book I was like "help, what happened in the first one?" and I searched for recaps. Because you have to have...

    Please tell me this is just the UK cover and they will come out with another to match US/hardback-Flame in the Mist please Please tell me this is not a cover change Please it's 2o18 dammit, I thought we were freaking done with cover changing Please? ...

    The world building was great where I felt that I was consumed by the authors writing skills. The book is really good except the fact that I got confused with the names?. ...

    06/01/2018 : Eh I don't know about the cover though... There didn't have a face in book 1 why added it in book 2 huh ? ...

    3.5 ...

    ?4 Stars! Smoke In The Sun... ?Ingenuity could be a weapon, in all its forms. Her mind could be a sword. Her voice could be an axe. Her fury could ignite a fire.? My favorite quotes from this book: 1. ?It had taken her losing everything she knew to finally understand...

    Ingenuity could be a weapon, in all its forms. Her mind could be a sword. Her voice could be an axe. Her anger could ignite a fire. RTC ...

    This was a glorious part two to a wonderful duology! The characters were by far my favourite aspect of this book. The protagonist Marikoisclever and strong willed,makingfor a powerfulcharacter to read about. So often 'strong women' in literature are portrayed quite litera...

  • Sepani
    Jun 11, 2018

    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 happe...

    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 a...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    THE REVIEW IS POSTED Flame in the Mist : ???? my review Smoke in the Sun : ??? 3,7 STARS "I would rather die for love than stand by and watch my love perish." My Opinion Time! To be honest, I still can't believe that I have finished reading th...

    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. <3 Prec...

    I do wish this series was a trilogy though. ...

    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 (Apr...

    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 conc...

    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? ...

    Thank you to NetGally for providing an arc in exchange for an honest review. 4 Stars! ?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,...

    This one was more political than Flame in the Mist. However, like Flame in the Mist it had some really awesome moments throughout the book. I really enjoyed this duology more than I thought I would when Flame in the Mist first came out. In my opinion, the characters had a lot more dept...

    "This was what it meant to be truly free. To be herself and no one else. To be loved as she was." 1) Flame in the mist ????? 4.5 First things first: why didn't I five Smoke in the sun five full stars? Well, there's only one thing Renee Ahdieh needs to work on: how ...

    Actual review: 4.5 ??Everything in life began with an idea.? What an idea this book was. Smoke in the Sun is the second and final book in the Flame in the Mist duology, a tale inspired by the story of Mulan. I found this book to be an entertaining, somewhat comple...

    Actual rating 3.75/5 stars. Smoke in the Sun is the second book in the Flame in the Mist duology. This final instalment continues to follow Mariko, fiercely independent in a world that expects its females to be anything but. This fantasy, inspired by Feudal Japan, focuses on both th...

    me trying to figure out where this book went wrong basic log of how it went: first 100 pages: i am confusion page 101 to 300: i sTaN page 301 to 380: wait what???!!?? page 381 till the end: how bloody effing convenient i have nothing else to say besides, where were the...

    Update: 8/12/17 *screeches like an excited pterodactyl* HOUSTON, WE HAVE A TITLE AND A BLURB!!!! Update: 1/13/18 Ok so I hope this is just a temp cover because, yeah I guess it's kinda pretty, but guys I AM NOT HAPPY WITH THIS send help. ...

    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...

    5 Words: Family, loyalty, attraction, betrayal, power. THIS is how you write a second book. It was wonderful and I enjoyed it so much more than the first. As I started this book I was like "help, what happened in the first one?" and I searched for recaps. Because you have to have...

    Please tell me this is just the UK cover and they will come out with another to match US/hardback-Flame in the Mist please Please tell me this is not a cover change Please it's 2o18 dammit, I thought we were freaking done with cover changing Please? ...

    The world building was great where I felt that I was consumed by the authors writing skills. The book is really good except the fact that I got confused with the names?. ...

  • Elena May
    Jan 27, 2018

    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 happe...

    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 a...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    THE REVIEW IS POSTED Flame in the Mist : ???? my review Smoke in the Sun : ??? 3,7 STARS "I would rather die for love than stand by and watch my love perish." My Opinion Time! To be honest, I still can't believe that I have finished reading th...

    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. <3 Prec...

    I do wish this series was a trilogy though. ...

    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 (Apr...

    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 conc...

    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? ...

  • Sarah Ann
    Jul 30, 2018

    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 happe...

    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 a...

    ?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...

    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 ...

    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...

    THE REVIEW IS POSTED Flame in the Mist : ???? my review Smoke in the Sun : ??? 3,7 STARS "I would rather die for love than stand by and watch my love perish." My Opinion Time! To be honest, I still can't believe that I have finished reading th...

    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. <3 Prec...

    I do wish this series was a trilogy though. ...

    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 (Apr...

    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 conc...

    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? ...

    Thank you to NetGally for providing an arc in exchange for an honest review. 4 Stars! ?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,...

    This one was more political than Flame in the Mist. However, like Flame in the Mist it had some really awesome moments throughout the book. I really enjoyed this duology more than I thought I would when Flame in the Mist first came out. In my opinion, the characters had a lot more dept...

    "This was what it meant to be truly free. To be herself and no one else. To be loved as she was." 1) Flame in the mist ????? 4.5 First things first: why didn't I five Smoke in the sun five full stars? Well, there's only one thing Renee Ahdieh needs to work on: how ...

    Actual review: 4.5 ??Everything in life began with an idea.? What an idea this book was. Smoke in the Sun is the second and final book in the Flame in the Mist duology, a tale inspired by the story of Mulan. I found this book to be an entertaining, somewhat comple...

    Actual rating 3.75/5 stars. Smoke in the Sun is the second book in the Flame in the Mist duology. This final instalment continues to follow Mariko, fiercely independent in a world that expects its females to be anything but. This fantasy, inspired by Feudal Japan, focuses on both th...

    me trying to figure out where this book went wrong basic log of how it went: first 100 pages: i am confusion page 101 to 300: i sTaN page 301 to 380: wait what???!!?? page 381 till the end: how bloody effing convenient i have nothing else to say besides, where were the...

    Update: 8/12/17 *screeches like an excited pterodactyl* HOUSTON, WE HAVE A TITLE AND A BLURB!!!! Update: 1/13/18 Ok so I hope this is just a temp cover because, yeah I guess it's kinda pretty, but guys I AM NOT HAPPY WITH THIS send help. ...

    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...

    5 Words: Family, loyalty, attraction, betrayal, power. THIS is how you write a second book. It was wonderful and I enjoyed it so much more than the first. As I started this book I was like "help, what happened in the first one?" and I searched for recaps. Because you have to have...

    Please tell me this is just the UK cover and they will come out with another to match US/hardback-Flame in the Mist please Please tell me this is not a cover change Please it's 2o18 dammit, I thought we were freaking done with cover changing Please? ...

    The world building was great where I felt that I was consumed by the authors writing skills. The book is really good except the fact that I got confused with the names?. ...

    06/01/2018 : Eh I don't know about the cover though... There didn't have a face in book 1 why added it in book 2 huh ? ...

    3.5 ...

    ?4 Stars! Smoke In The Sun... ?Ingenuity could be a weapon, in all its forms. Her mind could be a sword. Her voice could be an axe. Her fury could ignite a fire.? My favorite quotes from this book: 1. ?It had taken her losing everything she knew to finally understand...

    Ingenuity could be a weapon, in all its forms. Her mind could be a sword. Her voice could be an axe. Her anger could ignite a fire. RTC ...

    This was a glorious part two to a wonderful duology! The characters were by far my favourite aspect of this book. The protagonist Marikoisclever and strong willed,makingfor a powerfulcharacter to read about. So often 'strong women' in literature are portrayed quite litera...

    Do you know this one deep quote which tries so hard to be dramatically meaningful but fails miserably. Ends up being pretentious and so full of itself it can't even see the light of day anymore? (Hello to John Green's books btw!) This duology start to finish is just like that o...

    A stunning sequel to Flame in the Mist and a great conclusion to the duology! The world building was well done, the writing is still as gorgeous as in the first book and the characters had a lot more depth which allowed the reader to get to know them more. This was slightly different f...