Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. The Winterians' only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been searching for the opportunity to steal back Winters magic and rebuild their kingdom ever since.Orphaned as an infant during Winters defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee. Training to be a warriorand desperately in love with her best friend, Winters future kingshe would do anything to help Winter rise to power again. So when scouts discover the location of half of the ancient locket that can restore their magic, Meira decides to go after it herselfonly to find herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics, and to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own....
|Title||:||Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes #1)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||432 pages|
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Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes #1) Reviews
This was so much fun! 4.5 stars (almost 5).
I kept getting this book mixed up with Shatter Me so I stalled on reading it, but it's like this glorious little whirlwind of a YA fantasy plot that made me eat every single word I've ever said against YA tropes. I loved them all. And I'm not even sure if it was ironically? I was just straight up entertained.
Tropes in a nutshell: Meira is part of a group of outcasts trying to take back their kingdom of Winter & free their people from the evil kingdo ...more
February 12, 2014:
Am I the only one that notices that's Xena Warrior Princess's second Chakram on the front cover? I'm not joking.
Hmm, maybe I'll read this.
February 3, 2015:
Okay, so I've written and rewritten my review like a hundred times and I'm kind of sick and tired of writing it now. For now, this is how I feel about the book. This is edited out of 7 pages of half reviews, so don't expect it to be perfect by any means:
I finished Snow Like Ashes disappointed because I never felt that spark ...more
Holy Jesus in a manger on the 25th of December... I think I just found a new fantasy series to love.
And here I thought the Young Adult demographic has forgotten to churn out awesome high fantasies. The last time I've ever loved a YA Fantasy with a female heroine this much was when I read The Girl of Fire and Thorns Trilogy by Rae Carson. Since then, the fantasies I've read didn't even ignite any wonder or awe in me, didn't make me feel as immersed, didn't make me feel as involved or as engrossed ...more
******************** 4.5 STARS ********************
"Someday we will be more than words in the dark."
This book really surprised me! I didn't really think I'd enjoy Snow Like Ashes because all the reviews seemed to range from mixed to just plain average. I just ended up putting this series off until now because the premise honestly sounded so interesting and I figured I should just form my own opinion and see for myself how I'd like this book.
At first, I thought that the beginning was a little ...more
‘‘It’s too easy to throw balance into chaos.’’
This was an interesting, mostly positive, surprise. I did not know what I was getting into, perhaps, for there are many things I wasn’t expecting to discover.
While, overall, I found Meira to be a good fantasy heroine, there are some specific scenes, that could have been avoided or modifided, making her, somehow, get out of her character—a strong and fierce one. It is that she is quite reckless and there are moments when she can’t control her emotio ...more
Well, this was underwhelming as heck.
First things first: with this review, I don't mean to say that this is a bad book, because it's not. In fact, I can see why so many people loved it, but it definitely wasn't for me. It was just so generic and bland, and was completely identical to every other fantasy novel I've read before. Nothing about it was remarkable.
I found the whole seasons idea to be quite silly: what is it with authors these days, that they keep naming things after seasons, ...more
The ending of Snow Like Ashes was just WOW! So many twists and turns I didn't see coming, loved it!
I wanted to be a soldier. Someone who would earn standing in Winter. Someone Sir would look at with pride. Someone Mather would look at and—This is one of the best high fantasy I've read this year, which might not mean much, considering the crap I've read, but I can only attest to my enjoyment of it. This book is good.
But...but there's the love triangle.
I’m at the center of this, a weird possessive feud between the Winter king and the Cordellan prince.Why there gotta be a love triangle, ...more