Saturday, January 16, 2016

Book Review | Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

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Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes, #1)

Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes #1)
By: Sara Raasch (@seesarawrite)
Published By: Balzar + Bray on October 14, 2014
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 416
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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.

“Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake." 

Well, this review is long overdue. I read this in when, SEPTEMBER?!?!?! 

Anyways, this is an review in which Beatrice is lazy and just lists pros and cons. :)

Snow Like Ashes was SUPER addicting and hard to put down (like Red Queen), but unfortunately, just like Red Queen, it wasn't original at all, and the so called "plot twist" at the end is SO predictable. 

-Badass Meira. Yes, she's kind of typical, but I'm a sucker for these kinds of heroines.
-ADDICTING. I could NOT put this book down.
-Deaths of characters. Raasch does NOT hold off :)
-The different characteristics of the people of each kingdom (Winterians have icy blue eyes, white hair, and have pale skin, etc.)
-Slight focus on politics was quite interesting

-The love triangle. UGH. Why is this still even a thing..?
-The obvious "plot twist". Heck, it's not even a plot twist.
-Info dumping of EVERYTHING. The kingdom history, characters, EVERYTHING.
-The shitty names of the capitals like Juli, Jannuari, etc. I know it's supposed to be funny or something, but it just didn't do it for me.
-The basic world building (or none) I had a really hard time picturing the world, much less understanding it. ._.

Let's discuss! What did you think about Snow Like Ashes?

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