Review: Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes #1) by Sara Raasch


Snow Like Ashes
Series: Snow Like Ashes #1
Author: Sara Raasch
Published October 14th 2014 by Balzer + Bray

Goodreads Synopsis
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. 

Ahh, I absolutely loved it!!! I'm so glad I've finally been able to read it.

The world building was simply epic, and the complexity of each of the eight countries was beautiful. I loved the way they were described, and can't wait to explore them further throughout the series. 

Meira was an amazing protagonist, and as much as I hate love triangles, I actually shipped her with both Mather and Theron; I'm not sure which one is my favourite. Both of the main male characters were lovable, and though it was obvious that they were jealous of each other, this fact didn't annoy me as much as it could have done. 

The 'twist' I had kind of seen coming, but was still shocked when it actually happened, because I wasn't expecting it to be as big as it was. I can't wait to see how the aftermath of the revelation impacts on all of the characters. 

I would definitely recommend this any YA Fantasy lovers!

Dates Read:
February 18 to 19, 2015

5 Stars 

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  1. I'm happy you enjoyed this one so much Sophie! Unfortunately, I didn't love this one as much as you but the world building was definitely it's strongest point!

    1. Thanks Amber! I'm sorry you didn't really enjoy it, but at least you liked the world building :)