Blog Tour: An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir + Guest Playlist

23 April, 2015 Blog Tours, Guest Spotlight 3 comments

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In addition to being the author of the upcoming (epic) An Ember In The Ashes, Sabaa Tahir is a bit of a music nerd (hello friend) and she’s here today to share a sample of her writing playlist. Ember was a really visual read for me which is kind of weird because I’m not generally the kind of reader that paints vivid brain paintings as I go. Sometimes it felt more like watching a movie than reading a book so I’m quite excited to have a soundtrack to round out the experience.

I’ll let Sabaa take it from here.


 

To make a playlist limited to 15 songs is actually painful to me.  So there are 22 songs on this list. SORRY. But really, you should commend me on my self-control, because the full EMBER playlist has 200 songs on it. These ones were the most influential from 2007-2013, when I wrote the book.

 

1. Outro by M83


 

2. The Adventure by Angels and Airwaves


 

3. Wicked Blood by Sea Wolf


 

4. Map of the Problematique by Muse

 

5.Ways to Go by Grouplove

 

6. Seether by Veruca Salt

 

7. I’m With You by The Stills

 

8. Somewhat Damaged by Nine Inch Nails

 

9. Ghostcity by Thomas Azier

 

10. Break Me Gently by Doves

 

11. Love Is Blindness by Jack White (cover)

 

12. Woe Is Me…I Am Ruined by The Lonely Forest

 

13. Tornado by Jonsi

 

14. Neighborhood #3 by Arcade Fire

 

15. Screaming Bloody Murder by Sum 41

 

16. You by Radiohead

 

17. Comeback Kid by Sleigh Bells

 

18. Bohemian Like You by The Dandy Warhols

 

19. I’m a Goner by Matt & Kim/Soulja Boy/Andrew W.K.

 

20. Blow Away by A Fine Frenzy

 

21. Metamorphosis One by Philip Glass

 

22. Tell Me (Clock Opera Remix) by Au Revoir Simone

 

 


About The Book

An Ember in the Ashes

Available for pre-order | Goodreads

 

I WILL TELL YOU THE SAME THING I TELL EVERY SLAVE.

THE RESISTANCE HAS TRIED TO PENETRATE THIS SCHOOL COUNTLESS TIMES. I HAVE DISCOVERED IT EVERY TIME.

IF YOU ARE WORKING WITH THE RESISTANCE, IF YOU CONTACT THEM, IF YOU THINK OF CONTACTING THEM, I WILL KNOW

AND I WILL DESTROY YOU.

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.

But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

 

About Sabaa Tahir

Sabaa Tahir grew up in California’s Mojave Desert at her family’s 18-room motel. There, she spent her time devouring fantasy novels, raiding her brother’s comic book stash and playing guitar badly. She began writing An Ember in the Ashes while working nights as a newspaper editor. She likes thunderous indie rock, garish socks and all things nerd. Sabaa currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.

Meg Morley

Meg Morley

Co-bloggery at Cuddlebuggery
Meg is an all-around book nerd who just really wants to talk about books, preferably with other people but by herself will do. Find her on Goodreads.
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