An Ember in the Ashes is a dystopian novel about the world where one group of people rule everything. The story is told through the point of views of Laia is a scholar slave, and Elias an empathetic soldier. With Laia's parents gone, grandparents killed, and bother missing, Laia has to turn to desperate measures to ensure her safety along with her brother's. And Elias, having lived under his mother's torturous rule for too long, is hoping to escape.
This novel was really good at creating intriguing characters. Characters such as the Augurs, made me question my moral standings. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a great adventure to start off their school year.