Ash – Malinda Lo

In the wake of her father’s death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she believes that her wish may be granted.

The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King’s Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of chasing fairies, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa. Though their friendship is as delicate as a new bloom, it reawakens Ash’s capacity for love-and her desire to live. But Sidhean has already claimed Ash for his own, and she must make a choice between fairy tale dreams and true love.

A very interesting twist on the traditional Cinderella fairy tale. I had a little trouble connecting with the characters at first, but I really enjoyed the way the story ended.  Ash really stands up for herself and what she wants.  – Jessica, Teen Librarian

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. gloria
    Jul 01, 2010 @ 22:09:27

    this was a good. when i picked it up i thought that i wouldn’t like it, but this was one book that i couldn’t put down

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