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Friday, 6 February 2015

REVIEW: Snow Like Ashes - Sara Raasch

Friday, 6 February 2015
GENRE: YA/Fantasy
PAGES: 422
PUBLISHER: HarperCollins
FORMAT: Hardback
BUY IT: Waterstones
RATING: 5 Stars

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.

So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.

Wow, what a fabulous novel! I was sent a copy by the lovely Alice at HarperCollins and I am now desperate to read book 2 (then 3!). I'm a big fan of fantasy books and the world that Sarah Raasch has created is wonderful - a great back story, a fight to restore a kingdom and a quest to find the locket that can help them reclaim their peoples magic... what more could you possibly want from a book? Oh wait - a simmering romance, some kick ass action scenes, a dastardly baddie and a few intriguing mysteries to boot, and best of all, this is all captured with beautifully descriptive writing which transports you straight to Winter. This is a brilliant crossover book that will appeal to fans of Leigh Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy. (Can you tell I loved it?!)

- Gem.

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