Hello people! It’s already 2018 and I know that it is quite late to post my best or favorite reads of 2017 but better late than never. And to make this post more interesting I decided to do the concept of awards night like the Oscar and I choose some categories that I think would best fit a bookish awards.
Without further ado, here are the best books of 2017!
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Publication Date: April 28, 2015
“All the beauty in the stars means nothing when life here on earth is so ugly.”
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.
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