A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes, #2) by Sabaa Tahir

A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes, #2)

Elias and Laia are running for their lives. After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire.Laia is determined to break into Kauf—the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison—to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars’ survival. And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed, even if it means giving up his ...


Details A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes, #2)

TitleA Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes, #2)
Author
Release DateAug 30th, 2016
PublisherRazorbill
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Romance
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Reviews A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes, #2)

  • Emily May
    2015-10-13
    I realize I am not staring into his eyes. I am staring into my future.I see it for a moment. Pain. Suffering. Horror. All that I love, all that matters to me, awash in blood. Oh my god. I loved it.Last year, I read and enjoyed an advance copy of an unknown book from a debut author - An Ember in the Ashes. I sped through it, loved it, rated it five stars, and thought that was the end of that. On to the next one. Like most books I rate and review, ...
  • Christine Riccio
    2016-09-23
    You jump right into things in Torch and I loved it! Here's my full booktalk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkQME...
  • Renee Ahdieh
    2015-05-23
    magnificent.TORCH simply burns, in all the best ways. it's everything you've come to love and expect from the brilliance of Sabaa Tahir, except BETTER. twisty, turny awesomeness abounds on every single page. and you will not want to keep turning them until the tale is over.the wonderful thing about A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT is that--though it never shies away from depicting cold brutality--the nuances of emotion are just as deeply felt. just as p...
  • Andreea Pop
    2015-06-27
    “So long as you fight the darkness, you stand in the light.” A Torch Against the Night is the very glorious sequel I had expected from Sabaa Tahir. But what distinguishes itself from its prequel is the otherworldliness of it. The breath of Death on our characters' necks. The villain(s) that are evil incarnate. The idea of a prescribed destiny. The new abilities and powers. The demons, the stories, the souls -- everything combines with a well-...
  • karen
    2015-10-13
    congratulations! semifinalist in goodreads' best YA fantasy & science fiction category 2016!"Force won't work," Harper murmurs. "You need to outwit them. You need secrets.""Secrets are a snake's way of doing business.""And snakes survive."i didn't love this as much as An Ember in the Ashes, but it's a seriously fun book regardless. the problem is that the first one was so strong, it's a tough act to follow. this one is certainly not lacking in ac...
  • Dana Kenedy (Dana and the Books)
    2016-10-06
    This review can also be found on my blog, Dana and the Books.An Ember in the Ashes was one of my favourite books from the past few years so it's only natural that I counted down the days to the sequel. In fact, I found out my local book shop had it stocked a couple days before the UK release date, so I frantically ran over and recruited the bookseller to help me find it. Poor guy must have thought I was insane - I don't think I even brushed my ...
  • Lola Reviewer
    2017-01-11
    This is Helene’s book.Well not quite, but she plays such a grander role than she did in the first book. In fact, she annoyed me to no end in the latter, but in this sequel we learn more about her and are shown different facets of her personality.The fact that her family is in danger is not a positive thing, but somehow it made Helene look more humane to my eyes. She isn’t the rigid, rule-abider soldier I saw her as before being witness to her...
  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    2016-09-19
    I'm really liking where this series is going!
  • Rose
    2016-07-14
    S A B A A T A H I RR U I N E DM E.Side effects if reading ATATN: dizziness, fatigue, lightheadedness, clammy skin, cold sweat, P A I N. If you’ve read any of my updates, you’d know how terrified I was going into this- that I was expecting the worst.. and now I’m just sorry that I even doubted Sabaa Tahir. Because absolutely every part of this book was brutal, but also perfection. All the best parts of An Ember in the Ashes were still a part...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    2016-05-17
    That was absolutely brilliant."But you... are no swift-burning spark. You are a torch against the night – if you dare to let yourself burn."When I finished An Ember in the Ashes I had the hardest time conveying what an emotional rollercoaster that book was and now I'm sitting here in the same position. Every single character's story was amazing!This book has a slightly different feel to it than the first one since it's more spread out and there...
  • Dorreh
    2017-04-13
    This review will be more of a rant, don't say I didn't warn you.I'm reviewing An Ember in the Ashes and a Torch Against the Night together in this review, mostly because I didn't have the energy to rant twice.Because I don't like using acronyms, and typing out the titles taking long, we will refer to them as book 1 and 2. In book 1, we dive into a world with so many undeveloped yet interesting ideas. From the hype that surrounded this book, I was...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    2016-09-09
    To keep up with the times, and not fall into a dark chasm of old school fantasy, nineteenth century literature, Buddhist philosophy and postcolonial theory, I make sure I read one popular Y.A book a year. I mean I’ve got to keep my cool trendy hip image going right? I wouldn’t want you guys to think I’m some kind of reclusive romantic poetry obsessed bookworm who sits around reading books all day then writes about them on a book review webs...
  • Adam Silvera
    2017-05-27
    This sequel is NEXT LEVEL. Elias's journey had an extra dash of supernatural that I loved so much. Laia becomes bolder with every chapter. I had a Laia theory that was 10% right and Sabaa twisted my theory into something far greater. And Helene's POV was such a welcome addition, and I'd easily read an entire book of just her alone. This is one of those rare novels where I'm SO happy in everyone's POV that I'm not impatiently dying to get back to ...
  • Candace
    2017-08-09
    Picking up where 'An Ember in the Ashes' left off, 'A Torch Against the Night' proved to be every bit as suspenseful and action-packed as the first book. Laia and Elias find themselves fighting to survive, as they try and evade the cruelty of the Commandant and the new emperor. There was never a dull moment.One thing that you should know going into this series is that the author isn't afraid to kill off characters. There were several surprising d...
  • Mikee Andrea (ReadWithMikee)
    2015-07-24
    Find me on Instagram & Twitter! ❝You are a torch against the night — if you dare to let yourself burn.❞ I'm a little undecided on how I feel about A Torch Against the Night. I really liked it but at the same time I wasn't blown away by it...? I guess to put it simply, it was good but nowhere near as good as An Ember in the Ashes. Or maybe I was just expecting too much. I'm not too sure.I loved some parts and some of the things I wanted to...
  • Nazeefa
    2015-05-18
    OH MY GOD.Did I ever think Sabaa Tahir would let me down? Because if any part of me did, swiftly punch it to non-existence. Thanks.I'm literally on the floor crying yet my heart feels so full.An Ember in The Ashes lingered on suspense and brutality. The stakes have been high since the beginning. A Torch Against the Night is even more brutal, more heart racing and oh yeah, lots more deaths and twists that really had me worried for my heart. The pa...
  • Maureen
    2016-08-16
    Well I wasn't planning on finishing this book tonight but here we are. This is the only book in a while that has kept me reading past my bedtime because I just needed to FINISH!I really enjoyed ember when I read it but I think the hype got to me a bit too much and I didn't LOVE it. Not the case with this one. I. LOVE. THIS. BOOK. I was also not 100% on board with it becoming a 4 book series at first (I love duologies! I want more of them!) but af...
  • Sue (Hollywood News Source)
    2015-05-18
    A Torch Against the Night is simply the superior YA Fantasy of the year. Hands down, there's no competition. An Ember in the Ashes was merely a prelude to the sinister follow up. The story remains about oppression, but unlike the first book this is where readers could vividly see the resistance at first hand. The stakes are higher. There is more gore, and violence.My heart is very delighted with the intricate political prose, but there are truth...
  • Kainat 《HUFFLEPUFF & PROUD》
    2015-06-28
    Full review to come. I might change my rating later. I need to process what i just read for a few days. Another book with my favorite buddy reader: Hayley!! Better get used to seeing her here. ;)
  • Jaclyn
    2015-12-22
    5 BIG BRIGHT BLAZING STARS FOR THIS ONE! So long as you fight the darkness, you stand in the light. GUYS THIS BOOK!!!!!! GET HYPED BECAUSE ITS A FANTASTIC SEQUEL!! AHHHHH!!!THANK YOU SO MUCH PENGUIN FOR SENDING THIS TO ME! *deep breathes*Okay let's start from the beginning.. let me list my feels This one picks up right where we left off with Elias and Laia running for their lives from Blackcliff. They're on the run with nowhere to go, jus...
  • Simona Bartolotta
    2016-09-03
    *Fellow readers, please, for your own good, go read Kat's, Sarah's, and Nastassya's reviews- I just did it, and I know I will be laughing for hours. Besides, you know I always mention them, and I don't do it only because we discuss the book together: it's because they know what it means to review a book and analyze it with humor and intellectual honesty. I was almost cut out from the world for the past week and the only reason I wanted to leave t...
  • Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤ (of BADGER and Snake)
    2015-07-18
    Released today!! Enjoy everyone!*3.5 stars* …“We should talk about it."Oh skies. “Talk about what?”“Whatever it is that’s bothering you. I can take a guess, but it might be better if you tell me.”“You want to talk now? After weeks of not even looking at me?”“I look at you.” His response is swift, his voice low. “Even when I shouldn’t.” So…this might be the hardest review I’ll ever have to write. It’s never easy ...
  • Alyssa
    2015-05-18
    I guess I'll go with three stars. *sigh* I tried.Also, sorry peeps, but my review has some minor spoilers. MINOR, but spoiler-y nonetheless. Just a heads-up!***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa TahirBook Two of the An Ember in the Ashes seriesPublisher: RazorbillPublication Date: August 30, 2016Rating: 3 starsSource: ARC received via tradeSummary (from Goodreads):A Torch Against the Night takes readers...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    2016-10-14
    That's a Huge Step Back after the well paced, fine crafted plot with deep, well developed characters, 'An Ember of Amber'Here comes, just Ashes, The Curse of Book Two,where nothing happens..probably just to expand it to more than 3 booksA runaway, a riot, a tribal help, and eventually a prison break... all that known to happen from Book One ending, as well as we have already a tyrant Emperor, devious Commandant and a helpless Blood Shrikh torn be...
  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
    2016-04-05
    Okay lets all agree on one thing- just ignore my actual stars rating because I have no clue how to rate this book. THIS. WAS. SO. INTENSE. Pretty sure I still have whiplash?? If you think you're gonna get a breather or a nice little break in this book from the craziness of book one, think again. This book picks up literally moments after the first ends. Laia and Elias are running for their lives and being chased. Marcus is the Emperor, and Helene...
  • Jenna Major
    2015-12-31
    4/5 Stars WHAT A ROLLER COASTER THIS BOOK WAS!“Your emotions make you human. Even the unpleasant ones have a purpose. Don't lock them away. If you ignore them, they just get louder and angrier.”This book picks up right where An Ember in the Ashes left off. It takes you on an incredible, fairly unpredictable journey with old characters, new characters and many twists and turns. For those who have not read this series, it takes place in a diffe...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    2015-05-18
    3.5 starsWell. Definitely gotta say I'm disappointed in this. Book one totally outshines its sequel, and now I'm wary continuing on with the series. Maybe I was in the mood to read more YA in 2015, because book one was written amazingly and i loved the characters and setting. This just seemed like a step down from that. It wasn't as good as I remember book one being. I was actually quite bored during this book and I ended up skim reading Helene's...
  • sana °¤°
    2017-07-13
    2.5 stars.Buddy read with the one and only special cold type library water.this book was boring as fuck, goodbye, i have nothing more to say.