Saturday, February 13, 2016
Snow Like Ashes Review
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-an desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather-she wound 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.
This book was so enjoyable. I really enjoyed the plot and the action, as well as the reveal about who the main character really is.
Meira was such an amazing character to read from. She was really a understandable character and wasn't to far away from being a real person. I was really expecting her to be the general's daughter, but instead she ended up being the queen's, while Mather was the general's son. The concept of the magic from the locket, finding a new host, after it has been broken, and it going into the princess, almost like the magic was almost a genetic attraction.
Mather was really good at doing what he had to do. It made him a good soldier, but not a very good ruler, which almost angers me that I didn't notice that he wasn't the prince at all. I really hope through that when I get around to reading the second book, we see more of Mather's and Meira's relationship.
The action was what really kept me into the story. There was never a dull moment, and whenever there was a chance that things where calmed down, shit started to hit the fan again.
5 out of 5 stars