Awesome book so far, but very violent

An Ember in the Ashes - Sabaa Tahir

I am really enjoying this book, but wow is it a pretty violent and very brutal storyline. I really love  Elias so much and I feel so sad for him because of what a awful and violent mother he has. I also really love Laia and feel sorry for her because of everything that has happened to her in her young life. Can't wait to see how this book ends. I have book 2 and plan to read it sometime this month

 But after this one, I have at least 1 or maybe even 2 books that is ahead of the next book. And I already preordered the 3rd book as well!!!!