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 the 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. Tahir currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.
Catch Penguin Teen at San Diego Comic Con 2018
We are super excited to be attending San Diego Comic Con 2018, and we’re giving you a preview of all of the amazing stuff that we’ve got going on at Booth #1515F during the weekend of July 19-22. With so many great things happening both on the floor, at panels and on our social media channels … ContinuedSee More
Sabaa Tahir Recaps Helene’s An Ember in the Ashes journey
Poor Helene! We all know our Blood Shrike really has not had much joy in the Ember in the Ashes series so far, but in case the details are a little fuzzy, we had Sabaa Tahir recap her journey so far. While the path has definitely not been easy for Helene heading into A Reaper at the … ContinuedSee More
9 Books to Read During Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and 2018 marks the 40th anniversary that it’s been celebrated. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrates the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. How are we celebrating? By reading, of course! Read on for 9 great books to add to … ContinuedSee More
Dear Hollywood, These YA Books Are READY!
With the success of recent YA adaptations including Love, Simon and a heavy slate of upcoming awesomeness including To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, The Darkest Minds and The Hate U Give – we gotta ask the question: why is Hollywood sleeping on these amazing books that are SCREAMING for adaptation?! An Ember … ContinuedSee More
Sabaa Tahir Recaps Elias’ An Ember in the Ashes journey
Son of The Commandant, and just trying to be a good guy Elias Veturius can’t catch a break. He really wants to escape this life but circumstance, family and promises aren’t making things easy. If you need a refresher on exactly what Elias has been through in An Ember in the Ashes and A Torch … ContinuedSee More
Some of Our Favorite AN EMBER IN THE ASHES Fan Art
As we continue our #EmberReRead, we thought we’d stop and notice all of the amazing fan art that has been created for the series over the years. In anticipation of A Reaper at the Gates coming June 12, we’re sharing some of our favorite fan art of Laia, Elias, and Helene! Cover image credit: @_loweana … ContinuedSee More
Seven People on Bookstagram Who Have Read A Reaper At The Gates And Are Already Non-Spoiler SHOOK
It has only been a few days since A Reaper at the Gates, the third book in the An Ember in the Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir was released but already super speedy readers have finished and THEY ARE HAVING SOME FEELINGS! These seven people have finished their latest adventure with Laia, Elias and Helene and … ContinuedSee More
Are You Ready for A REAPER AT THE GATES?
A Reaper at the Gates is the hotly-anticipated third book in Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes series, and it’s finally hitting shelves June 12! We could not be more excited. To get you ready, we’re putting all of this pre-release goodness in one place! Read on for a digital sampler of the three … ContinuedSee More
Sabaa Tahir Recaps Laia’s An Ember in the Ashes journey
The Ember in the Ashes world is DEEP! And with so much going on – all that death and destruction – it can be hard to remember exactly who is betraying who. Don’t worry though, we had Sabaa Tahir recap Laia of Serra’s journey in the first two books in the series to help refresh … ContinuedSee More