Saturday, January 23, 2016

REVIEW: Snow Like Ashes By Sara Raasch

REVIEW: Snow Like Ashes By Sara Raasch

Series: Snow Like Ashes
Published By: Balzer +Bray
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, and Romance
Format: Ebook
Pages: 416 pages

                                Synopsis (from Goodreads)

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.

That ending was everything!! I couldn't help but smile when I read the last chapter. I'm so happy about this book! It was great. I was a little worried while reading the first 50% of the book. Don't get me wrong it wasn't bad, but it was just not what I imagined and hoped that it would be. The last 50%, however, blew my mind! It was phenomenal! I cried, smiled, and cried a little more. I cried so hard for the Winterians. While Meria was reading the Wnterians text in the tunnels, I bawled. I don't know why. I just did. I even cried when something good happened. I'm just an emotional mess right now. I think Sara Raasch does an amazing job at portraying the emotion the main character is feeling. Which makes me want to go check out more of her books. Definitely a new fan! ;D

Oh my gosh, totally Team Theron. I was thrown off by the unsuspected love triangle, but love him! I feel like he is a better match for Meira. Don't get me wrong Mather is definitely cute but, Theron though! 

I feel like Meria is going to try to go for Mather for most of the series, until the end she finally realizes that Theron is the one. Which honestly sucks if it plays out like that. I really hope that this series doesn't do that cliché love triangle romance. This series has so much promise and I hate to see that happen. I have a feeling though that she is going to go for him. No worries, right?

This is genially a good quality book. Which lately, seems like is hard to find. I can't wait to start the next book, Ice Like Fire!!!! Have you read this book? What were your thoughts? Are you shipping Meira with Theron or Mather. Show me your thoughts down in the comment section!

Thanks for reading!

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