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Title: Snow Like Ashes
Author: Sara Raasch
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: October 14, 2014
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, 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.
I got this book back when I just started getting into YA fantasy somewhere around when I read Red Queen about three plus years ago and it’s been sitting on my shelf collecting dust. It honestly does sound really good and now she has a new fantasy coming out and I’m probably going to end up reading that first if I’m being honest. This one looks like it has a fierce female protagonist, magic, politics, rebellion, and war, all of which I love in a fantasy! It doesn’t help that the covers for this series are absolutely stunning and I can’t stop staring at them…
Have you read this series? Thoughts? Let me know in the comments!