Book Review: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

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Title: Snow Like Ashes
Author: Sara Raasch
Series: Snow Like Ashes #1
Genre: Dystopia & Fantasy
Publication Date: October 14th 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Brought it online @ Barnes and Noble
Rating: 5 amazing Stars
Format: Hardcover

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.

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Gracie’s Review:

I can officially say that I survived Snow Like Ashes, it was a long brutal journey. The worst yet best three days of my life. When I read this book the feels that I got were way to strong. I haven’t read something this good since I read City of Bones.

I love Meira with a passion. I love her ‘you can’t make me doing anything that I don’t want to do’ attitude, I love how she never gives up even when everyone tells her to, and the most important thing that I love about her is her dedication and how loyal she is. She’s not only loyal to her fellow Winterians but to anyone she cares about. The two boy crushes in this book were hard to chose between. You have the ‘strong safe I knew you all my life’ boy Mather, who will always be there for her. Then there’s ‘I get told what to do by my father but I’m going to do what I want in some little way’ Theron. Out of those two I have to say I’m team Theron, but it was a really close call. The father figure of year in this book goes to Sir. He raised Meira, molded her into who she’s is today.

When you look at this cover you already tell how amazing this book is going to be. Like it’s really amazing! But it can also be confusing in the beginning. Besides that you will love this book! It will suck you into it’s world, make you feel all warm and fuzzy until the end where it will spit you out want more but now you have to wait a year to read it. I sadly just realized that. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants an high-fantasy epic packed with the amazing case of the feels Snow Like Ashes is the book for you!

Last thing I want to leave you with is what I’m going to say from now to like forever,

We are Winterians!

About the Author:sarra
Sara Raasch has known she was destined for bookish things since the age of five, when her friends had a lemonade stand and she tagged along to sell her hand-drawn picture books too. Not much has changed since then — her friends still cock concerned eyebrows when she attempts to draw things and her enthusiasm for the written word still drives her to extreme measures. Her debut YA fantasy, SNOW LIKE ASHES, the first in a trilogy, came out October 14, 2014 from Balzer + Bray. It does not feature her hand-drawn pictures.

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