A Reaper at the Gates
The highly anticipated third book in Sabaa Tahir's New York Times bestselling Ember Quartet.
Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger.
The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides. Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power. As Helene sear...more
“There are worse things than death,” I say. “Shall we learn about them together?”
4 1/2 stars. When it comes to heart-racing action scenes, I cannot think of another YA author who does it better than Sabaa Tahir. She plunges you into the chaos almost immediately and once again, for the third book in a row, she keeps the drama and bloodshed coming until the very end.
The ONLY reason I rated this book slightly lower than An Ember in the Ashes and A Torch Against the Night is that I felt like Elias ...more
Hey guys! So I'm seeing lots of turmoil in my feed but I thought I'd pop in. I'm not crazy about switching covers/etc in a series either, but before you go off on a huge tangent, go check out Sabaa's reasoning for the changes. My thoughts on the design/etc don't matter, and I happened to adore the old covers SO much, but this woman did a cool thing with her influence, and I'm so glad I know why! Link be ...more
you know how they tell you that good things come to those who wait? i never bought into this school of thought bc i'm pretty much veruca salt when it comes to books. but, holy hell, is A REAPER AT THE GATES worth it. i was immediately drawn back into this darkly dangerous world and all its amazing characters. each POV is distinct and painstakingly wrought. the action is intense, and the angst made my heart hurt for days afterward. it's smart, s ...more
Three books in and I’m still not attached to the characters. If any of them had died in this book, I would’ve shrugged it off.
Am I to blame? I don’t think so, since there barely was any backstory or development given to those characters.
Constant action, non-stop movement and not enough focus on our main characters. I had no option but to not form any attachment, since we weren’t given any breathing room for the plot to slow down and for it to ...more
A Reaper at the Gates: *exists*
An Ember in the Ashes is one of my favorite series ever. I don't deserve this.
i get that a story is meant to have opposition. a character grows and develops through it and because of it. without opposition, there would be no resolution. but i also feel that it is important for a character to have hope and to have success alo ...more
buddy read with this reading
what the heck happened to the matching cover designs????
the title is 💯💯💯👌👌👌💯💯 but the cover is so OFF AND NOW IM SAD AND CONFUSED WHY DONT WE HAVE MATCHING COVERS!!!!
. . . also. . .is anyone gonna mention how gorgeous elias looks??!?!?!!
“The sword point is my priest. The dance of death is my prayer. The killing blow is my release.”
“Hope is stronger than fear. It is stronger than hate.”
Holly Mother!!! I don't even know what to say right now! I am completely speechless. 'A Reaper at the Gates' is utterly freaking brilliant! BRILLIANT! I was awestruck from beginning to end and I sure as hell didn't want to put it down. It's hypnotizing, once the pages started turning I couldn't stop. I have so many emoti ...more
Obviously anything I say about the third book's story will be a slight spoiler for previous books, so I'll keep it simple. Elias is doing his thing as the Soul Catcher and slowly becoming less and less a part of the human world... no, ok. I can't talk about this plot.
Ughhh I'll just say that I'm not HAP ...more
this book is an inch-and-a-half thick and i was bored and shocked by my boredom until maybe the last quarter-inch.
i’d been looking forward to reading this tremendously, and when i finally carved out the space to get to it, i dove in like a fox in the snow
but my elation was dampened by the slog of it, and i got sadder and sadder as the book refused to be as awesome as the first two.
it’s very convolute ...more
“Curse this world for what it does to the mothers, for what it does to the daughters. Curse it for making us strong through loss and pain, our hearts torn from our chests again and again. Curse it for forcing us to endure.”
Look, I'm gonna do something a bit weird here and start with the negatives I REALLY, really enjoyed reading this book but at the same time I had some niggling little issues that I was waiting for some action on and it never came. I need to talk about them.
this is an excelle ...more
Love cannot live here.
When one of your favorite authors in the world has a new book coming out, it generally becomes your whole world. You have laser focus. Books lose that quality that always seems to drag you in. You obsess and rant and annoy so many people, yet you just could care less-until the day comes and you finally have it in your hands and you can’t devour it quick enough. This is that book.
I just so happened to be one of those lucky Bloggers/Bookstagrammers that was a part of the ...more
1) An ember in the ashes ★★★★☆
2) A torch against the night ★★★★★
First things first: nothing will ever be as badass as Helene covered in blood fighting with her war hammer
Anyway, A reaper at the gates was fantastic. Everything came full circle (even if there's still one book left) and some little things that didn't make sense in the previous ins ...more
I still love Helene
Elias is amazing and my heart for him..
Laia, I've really grown to enjoy her character.
So many plot twists I did not seeing coming...like at all!
Amazing book, I expected nothing less from this series!
”Curse this world for what it does to the daughters. Curse it for making us strong through loss and pain, our hearts torn from our chests again and again. Curse it for forcing us to endure.”
8 hours later and I’m still in denial. I mean, what in the hells was that fucking ending???????? Sure, go ahead and rip the very soul from my body, laughing while you do it, won’t you?!
All I can say is that this book and series definitely live up to their ...more
Ok, so I am mad that it wont match my other hardback covers. If you're buying the books with these covers, the older editions also got revamped, and together they look alright I guess...but my bookshelf feng shui is going to be thrown off. I dunno, I was just such a fan of the original. Here are the remakes of the original covers, in case you haven't seen them.
So at least the color hues are similar....
Kept seeing these comments about the book cover, and I kept scrolling cause I ...more
”Pain is a choice. Succumb to it and fail. Or defy it and Triumph.”
Words cannot express how blissfully happy I am with this. I mean for me it was everything that I could of wanted. I was wondering where the story would go after A Torch Against the Night We got updates in what had happened throughout the time on the travels and nothing was left un-said. This time around there’s so much foreboding and it’s setting up the final book perfectly. We see characters grow from stren ...more
Publisher : What should we do with the cover of the third book in the series?
Cover Designer : We should make it COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!
Publisher : Perfect! The readers will love it!
WE HAVE A TITLE, I REPEAT. WE HAVE A TITLE. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
I am the definition of sHOOKETH by the TITLE BUT THE COVER????? AM I THE ONLY ONE SLIGHTLY DISAPPOINTED AND BY SLIGHTLY I MEAN WTFFFFFF
Hun, take a look at the rest of your fam.
Do. You. Look. Like. Them? No.
Are. You. Still. Pretty. Anyway? Maybe.
I'm not cover hating
WADDUP BROWN PRIDE!
But why couldn't you match 😫
And maybe it' ...more
MY HEART STILL HURTS. To the point where I’m itching to reread Reaper already.
If you haven’t read this book or started this series, I urge you to do so immediately. Everyone needs to know the pain and the joy.
IT’S HERE, IT’S FINALLY HERE.
At long last.
I can’t wait to be destroyed.
Ya know, I shouldn't even be surprised at this point. I knew from Sabaa's instagram feed that this book would rip my heart out, but man. A Reaper at the Gates successfully made me a shell of my former self, and I honestly don't know what I'm going to do until the fourth b ...more
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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 ...more