If you’re anything like us, you’ve been obsessively counting down the days to June 12th, the release date of Sabaa Tahir’s A Reaper at the Gates. We’ve been holding our breath since A Torch Against the Night, waiting to see where the story will leave Laia, Elias, and Helene — and what will become of the Martial Empire. Well, Sabaa decided to give us a collective heart attack Wednesday when she dropped an excerpt from the hotly-anticipated third installment of the Ember in the Ashes series. The epic teaser continued the saga with same cast of characters we’ve grown to love (and hate) — and even higher stakes. (And did we mention the excerpt ends with a cliffhanger that left sweaty-palmed, anxiety-ridden, and desperate for more?!) Clearly, we weren’t the only ones totally losing it over the reveal. We’ve rounded up some Emberlings who, just like us, could simply not keep their cool.
Woman give us the book already !!!! Stop torturing my soul 😭 pic.twitter.com/eajAxOenPh
— neverworthless (@neverworthless1) March 29, 2018
We agree — the wait is practically unbearable. 😩
— MetalPhantasmReads (@MetalPhantasm9) March 28, 2018
June is only like two months away but it feels like an eternity. (Also thanks for the spoiler alert! But for those of you who haven’t read the rest of the series?! What are you waiting for?!)
🙀🙀I would sell a kidney to get my hands on this book! Left or Right it doesn’t matter. Can’t wait till June 12!
— StepIntoABookWorld❤ (@Amber_BookLover) March 28, 2018
We understand the temptation to sell off organs for literally anything Sabaa writes. (But we don’t recommend it.)
I started to read the pages and now I’m crying at work!!! I didn’t get past the first sentence!! pic.twitter.com/Eoi1xV8mFU
— ✨meg rk✨ (@megofstars) March 28, 2018
Same, tbh. 😭😭😭
— Fitz ✨ (@SarahAnneFitz) March 28, 2018
FREAKING. 😱 OUT. 😱
I CAN’T BE PROUDER OF LAIA AND DARIN 😍😍😍😭😭😭 SABAA THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS REVIVING EXCERPT 💚😭 pic.twitter.com/A1zdka685R
— Nina (@Aquilla___) March 28, 2018
“Reviving” is the perfect word for this excerpt. Like it gave us just enough energy to keep going until June 12th…
That teaser was so good!!! Oh my god I can’t wait to be destroyed by this book! pic.twitter.com/Nsi3Zkdq1z
— aida (@peculiarcoat) March 28, 2018
We’re ready to feel all of our feelings. Bring it on, Reaper. 😢😡😍😮
I am so excited for Reaper to be released!!! I love this whole series so much ✨🔮✨🔮✨ re-reads are in my immediate future!
— ✨Chels (@chelscurr1207) March 28, 2018
You know an excerpt is good when re-reads are planned before the book even comes out.
Welp, there goes the small amount of stability that I had today. I’m crying. THANKS 🙃 ☠️ pic.twitter.com/y5vwIuXwDT
— The Magic of Books (@BookStarMagic) March 28, 2018
Good to know we’re not the only ones going absolutely crazy. How are we supposed to wait?!?
“Skies save me from the men in my life and all the things they think they know.” 😂 Mood
— Jess McKenzie (@_jeloise) March 28, 2018
This is basically our motto for 2018. 💃💃💃
The entire preview passage is great, naturally. But that line, that line is GOLD! As if I wasn’t already going crazy with anticipation for Reaper!
— Tobias Salem (@TobiasZSalem) March 29, 2018
Our favorite line too. 💁
— Kerry Kletter (@kkletter) March 28, 2018
Fact: You will not be able to put down Sabaa Tahir’s Ember in the Ashes saga. 📚