The time it was about Smoke in the Sun

Posted June 11, 2018 by Stacee in Blog Tours | 1 Comment

I’ve been a fan of Renée Ahdieh’s since her first book.  I have enjoyed all of her words and when I got the email asking if I wanted to participate in the blog tour for Smoke in the Sun, I couldn’t respond fast enough.

Before we get to my top 5 reasons to read, let’s check out the book!

Title: Smoke in the Sun {Flame in the Mist #2}
Author: Renee Ahdieh
Pages: 416
Publisher: GP Putnam’s Sons BYFR
Pub Date: June 5, 2018
Find it: PRH | Indiebound | B&N | Amazon | Goodreads

The highly anticipated sequel to Flame in the Mist—an addictive, sumptuous finale that will leave readers breathless from the bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn.

After Okami is captured in the Jukai forest, Mariko has no choice—to rescue him, she must return to Inako and face the dangers that have been waiting for her in the Heian Castle. She tricks her brother, Kenshin, and betrothed, Raiden, into thinking she was being held by the Black Clan against her will, playing the part of the dutiful bride-to-be to infiltrate the emperor’s ranks and uncover the truth behind the betrayal that almost left her dead.

With the wedding plans already underway, Mariko pretends to be consumed with her upcoming nuptials, all the while using her royal standing to peel back the layers of lies and deception surrounding the imperial court. But each secret she unfurls gives way to the next, ensnaring Mariko and Okami in a political scheme that threatens their honor, their love and very the safety of the empire.

Sounds good, right?

Now, I’m going to be completely honest.  I haven’t had a chance to read this book yet, so it would be disingenuous for me to give you reasons to read it…Instead, I’m tweaking the format and I’m going to give you a few things I’m hoping to see.

top 5 reasons to read smoke in the sun by renee ahdieh

  • mariko — i’m definitely excited to see where her character is going to go, especially after the ending in Flame in the Mist
  • okami — *insert screaming gif here*
  • kissing — I mean, there has to be some, right?
  • the ending — you know i flipped to the last page as soon as I got this in my greedy hands and now i can’t wait to read the story that brings us that ending
  • more of renee’s words — I’ve loved everything she’s written and i can’t wait to see what this book brings


Renée Ahdieh is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her spare time, she likes to dance salsa and collect shoes. She is passionate about all kinds of curry, rescue dogs, and college basketball. The first few years of her life were spent in a high-rise in South Korea; consequently, Renée enjoys having her head in the clouds. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband and their tiny overlord of a dog. She is the author of Flame in the Mist as well as the #1 New York Times bestselling The Wrath and the Dawn and its sequel, The Rose and the Dagger.

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Huge thanks to Penguin for the invite and the copies of the books.  Be sure to check out the rest of the blog tour for extra goodies.

Now, have you read Renee’s books? Which one is your favorite?








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