Blacklist Blast

Backlist Blast #9 – A Torch Against the Night!

Happy Thursday, everyone! We’re coming close to another end of another week! I hope all my fellow Canadians had a nice, relaxing, long weekend. And, I hope my American followers had a nice Fourth of July yesterday!

Today’s Backlist Blast post features an epic fantasy series that I’ve heard rave reviews about – and after reading the first book recently, I can’t wait to continue!

For those of you who are unfamiliar, Backlist Blast is a weekly meme hosted by Flavia from Flavia the Bibliophile and Milana from A Couple Reads. The purpose of the meme is to showcase books that were published at least six months prior to the publishing of these blog posts. These books can either be past favourites, or just books on those huge TBR lists we have!

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

Publisher: Razorbill | Release: August 30th, 2016

Please Note: if you have not read the first book, you may not want to read the synopsis of the sequel, which is pasted down below.


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 last chance at freedom.

But dark forces, human and otherworldly, work against Laia and Elias. The pair must fight every step of the way to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene—Elias’s former friend and the Empire’s newest Blood Shrike.

Bound to Marcus’s will, Helene faces a torturous mission of her own—one that might destroy her: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape…and kill them both.

I can’t wait to read this book – I just can’t believe it has taken me this long to read this series. If you haven’t read it yet, definitely check it out!

What were your thoughts on A Torch Against the Night? Have you read A Reaper at the Gates yet?

Happy Reading!

- Victoria (1)

Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Avid reader and tea drinker. I read and review young adult books on my blog, The Contented Reader!


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