An Ember in the Ashes written by Sabaa Tahir starts off with the main character Laia. Laia is part of the Scholar race in her country. She must become a slave at the Martial Academy so that she can spy for the Resistance in an effort to help to break her brother out of prison. Elias who is nice and very understanding to the harsh conditions in his country is a student and a Mask at the same Academy.
I An Ember in the Ashes written by Sabaa Tahir mainly because of one reason, and that is the main character Laia. She is a very nice and kind hearted character unlike the rest of her country that is very harsh and don't care about each other. She adds a different dynamic to the story and she does all she can to help save her brother. I would recommend this book to any young adult wanting to read a good book.
Reviewed by AB, Grade 9