I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian
Series: Ash Princess Trilogy
Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers on April 24, 2018
Genres: fantasy, Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult
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Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Queen of Flame and Fury, was murdered before her eyes. Ten years later, Theo has learned to survive under the relentless abuse of the Kaiser and his court as the ridiculed “Ash Princess.” Pretending to be empty-headed and naive when she's not enduring brutal whippings, she pushes down all other thoughts but one: Keep the Kaiser happy and he will keep you safe.
When the Kaiser forces her to execute her last hope of rescue, Theo can't keep her feelings and memories pushed down any longer. She vows revenge, throwing herself into a plot to seduce and murder the Kaiser's warrior son with the help of a group of magically gifted and volatile rebels. But Theo doesn't expect to develop feelings for the Prinz. Or for her rebel allies to challenge her friendship with the one person who's been kind to her throughout the last hopeless decade: her heart's sister, Cress.
Cornered into impossible choices and unable to trust even those who are on her side, Theo will have to decide how far she's willing to go to save her people and how much of herself she's willing to sacrifice to become queen.
5 reasons to read Ash Princess
- It’s a fantasy with some unique magical elements.
- Want a kick-butt heroine that uses her brain to get out of difficult situations? This book has one.
- A swoony prince and a broody rebel? Check!
- Ash Princess is a book full of strategizing and playing games to line all the pieces up.
- It also has a horrible king, and a fight to win a kingdom back.
Ash Princess has everything you expect to find in a YA fantasy novel. I liked Theo’s drive to do what she needs to do to save her people. If you’re a fan of this genre, you’ll like this book.