Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Published by: Balzer + Bray, October 2014
Serie: Snow Like Ashes #1
Status: Read on June 30, 2015
A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making.
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.
So I don’t really know what to think of this book. I began reading it and put it away because I wasn’t getting into the story. I opened it again, but only when I opened it for the third time, I finished it in one go!
So I don’t know if the first part wasn’t as interesting as the ending or I just didn’t give it enough time. But I liked the second part enough to give the second book a try once it comes out, it’s already on my goodreads to-read list!
” Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake ”
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