Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes #1) by Sara Raasch ~ ARC Review by Fallon


5 Out of 5 Stars

Author Description:

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.

Fallon's Review:

Thank you so much Harper Collins for this ARC! You know when you have wanted a book for a long time and you have been counting down the days till you could open it and delve into every page. That was how I felt about getting to read Snow Like Ashes. You know what is even better? When the book can squash all your hopes and burn them into oblivion. I will cherish this beautiful tale of the seasons forever. Snow has always been so crisp and beautiful, how can you not want to love it. "Even the strongest blizzard starts with a single snowflake."

Sara Raasch has started a blizzard in my heart with this story. The power and self discovery each character discovers is so driven. Each season we got a glimpse in pulls you in and intrigues you. Then there is Theron. Ok enough said. Meira is the girl you always hope you will be. Unsure but stronger then she knows. With a fierce sense of loyalty and desire to her people. Meira feels nobody understands her and finds herself always fighting a cause. I think sometimes this is how we all feel. I related so much to Meira.

I am so excited to read the finished copy of this book in October and I can not wait for Sara Raasch next book in this series. Like Sara states in this book "Someday we will be more than words in the dark." I can not wait for Winters word to come alive in book 2. If you love original unique fantasy novels then this is for you. I am giving this book 5 out of 5 stars.

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