An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir | Review

Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free. Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear. It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.

Owlcrate Unboxing! // Wanderlust-inspired stuff, a super cool-looking book, and basically awesomeness

So guess what... I ordered an Owlcrate box! This was my first time purchasing any kind of subscription box whatsoever, and I'll admit, I was a bit hesitant. But, I've heard such good things about Owlcrate, and their boxes always look like so much fun, so I decided to give it a try. And I'm …

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