Ash Princess (Ash Princess Trilogy #1)

Ash Princess (Ash Princess Trilogy #1)

Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered before her eyes. On that day, the Kaiser took Theodosia's family, her land, and her name. Theo was crowned Ash Princess--a title of shame to bear in her new life as a prisoner. For ten years Theo has been a captive in her own palace. She's endured the relentless abuse and ridicule of Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered before her eyes. On that ...

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Title:Ash Princess (Ash Princess Trilogy #1)
Author:Laura Sebastian
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Ash Princess
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:432 pages pages

Ash Princess (Ash Princess Trilogy #1) Reviews

  • Melanie
    Nov 07, 2017

    Is it better to have your life ended by someone who hates you or someone who loves you? Ash Princess has a heroine desperately trying to reclaim her stolen throne, a mindlessly evil tyrant who stole said throne, and a love triangle... What's that, you say? You've heard this one befo...

    I hope you will not fall off your chair if I tell you that you have read this story before. Maybe once, or twice, or a hundred of times, but you most certainly have. Girl loses kingdom and family. Girl wants kingdom back and boy helps her. Girl manipulates her way surprisingly m...

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?My name is Theodosia Eirene Houzzara, Queen of Astrea, and I will endure this.? Friends, I couldn?t put this down. This was such an addicting and captivating read. This was the first book of 2018 th...

  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Mar 09, 2017

    Is it better to have your life ended by someone who hates you or someone who loves you? Ash Princess has a heroine desperately trying to reclaim her stolen throne, a mindlessly evil tyrant who stole said throne, and a love triangle... What's that, you say? You've heard this one befo...

    I hope you will not fall off your chair if I tell you that you have read this story before. Maybe once, or twice, or a hundred of times, but you most certainly have. Girl loses kingdom and family. Girl wants kingdom back and boy helps her. Girl manipulates her way surprisingly m...

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?My name is Theodosia Eirene Houzzara, Queen of Astrea, and I will endure this.? Friends, I couldn?t put this down. This was such an addicting and captivating read. This was the first book of 2018 th...

    Loved it!!! Mel ??? ...

    This was a pretty dark and politically twisty fantasy, and I was pretty sold! I mean, I actually thought it'd be much darker (omg I'm so sorry) aaand I loved the beginning and less so the end (Y U EXIST LOVE TRIANGLE) but it had powerful magic and freaking awesome world building and I ...

    EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK. IT IS PHENOMENAL. Theo is so strong, and actually a normal character who relates to things normally which i loved, felt i could relate to her a little better. Magic, kings, war and spying. i could barely put it down! I'm so excited for the sequel...

    Phew, okay. This was such a heavy book! I'm going to leave off a rating because of the amount of triggers in this book. It was verrry difficult for me to get through because of the pain/abuse/etc. There are some powerful themes woven throughout, and I'm not saying any of this to de...

    Please tell me "Prinz" is a typo in the synopsis and that it's not how they spell prince bc I don't think I could cope with that tbh xD ----------- pssssstt i know it's german for prince now. thanks(: ...

    Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian is the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Ash Princess Trilogy. This is one that is on the darker side with violence, abuse, slavery and a hint of rape so beware to those with issues with these triggers. There is also a hint of a love triangle...

    So glad I read this book. Really enjoyed the politics, magic and character in this one. I also could not predict what was to happen in the story. Something that is rare for me these days. Regardless if it took me a week to finish I would happily read this one over and over. ...

    "We are not defined by the things we do in order to survive." This book definitely helped pull me out of my book funk, so praise ? *Review to come* ...

  • Emily May
    Sep 17, 2017

    Is it better to have your life ended by someone who hates you or someone who loves you? Ash Princess has a heroine desperately trying to reclaim her stolen throne, a mindlessly evil tyrant who stole said throne, and a love triangle... What's that, you say? You've heard this one befo...

  • Katrin D
    Aug 20, 2017

    Is it better to have your life ended by someone who hates you or someone who loves you? Ash Princess has a heroine desperately trying to reclaim her stolen throne, a mindlessly evil tyrant who stole said throne, and a love triangle... What's that, you say? You've heard this one befo...

    I hope you will not fall off your chair if I tell you that you have read this story before. Maybe once, or twice, or a hundred of times, but you most certainly have. Girl loses kingdom and family. Girl wants kingdom back and boy helps her. Girl manipulates her way surprisingly m...

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?My name is Theodosia Eirene Houzzara, Queen of Astrea, and I will endure this.? Friends, I couldn?t put this down. This was such an addicting and captivating read. This was the first book of 2018 th...

    Loved it!!! Mel ??? ...

    This was a pretty dark and politically twisty fantasy, and I was pretty sold! I mean, I actually thought it'd be much darker (omg I'm so sorry) aaand I loved the beginning and less so the end (Y U EXIST LOVE TRIANGLE) but it had powerful magic and freaking awesome world building and I ...

    EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK. IT IS PHENOMENAL. Theo is so strong, and actually a normal character who relates to things normally which i loved, felt i could relate to her a little better. Magic, kings, war and spying. i could barely put it down! I'm so excited for the sequel...

    Phew, okay. This was such a heavy book! I'm going to leave off a rating because of the amount of triggers in this book. It was verrry difficult for me to get through because of the pain/abuse/etc. There are some powerful themes woven throughout, and I'm not saying any of this to de...

    Please tell me "Prinz" is a typo in the synopsis and that it's not how they spell prince bc I don't think I could cope with that tbh xD ----------- pssssstt i know it's german for prince now. thanks(: ...

    Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian is the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Ash Princess Trilogy. This is one that is on the darker side with violence, abuse, slavery and a hint of rape so beware to those with issues with these triggers. There is also a hint of a love triangle...

    So glad I read this book. Really enjoyed the politics, magic and character in this one. I also could not predict what was to happen in the story. Something that is rare for me these days. Regardless if it took me a week to finish I would happily read this one over and over. ...

    "We are not defined by the things we do in order to survive." This book definitely helped pull me out of my book funk, so praise ? *Review to come* ...

    I'm just going to open up and say this book is just a jumbo of every other YA fantasy book thrown together, especially Ruined by Amy Tintera, which is a book that I loved. It also had Red Queen vibes. I think if this would have been my first YA fantasy book, I would have probably liked...

    This dark YA fantasy is the debut novel of Laura Sebastian, it is the first of a planned trilogy. 16 year old Theodosia Houzzara has suffered the nightmare of 10 long years as a prisoner of the Kalovaxians and the tyrant King Kaiser. Her mother, the Queen, was murdered in front of her ...

    DNF. I ended up skimming towards the end so I left off a rating. I think this book had potential and could've pulled off all of the abuse, torture, and generally horrible world Theo faced, but it mostly turned into a super depressing & forgettable read instead. By 20% it was sti...

    4 stars "Now it's time for a queen to rise." I'm gonna be honest: This was better than Red Queen I know, I know, that's such a bold claim to make. But I stand by it. Ash Princess was a surprisingly good read. I knew it had the same tropes as most YA fantasy does: Rebellion...

    *I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher (macmillan)* *This does not affect my views or opinions* To start off with, the writing was wonderful. It was so well written, it flowed so well, was descriptive, but not overly so. The pac...

    eARC provided by Netgalley and publisher to read and review. Thank you!! Tough review to write. I think people will like this, but I personally...didn't. It is a debut novel, and for that, is well-written, and impressive. The story and the characters just never clicked with me. I...

    Happy book birthday, Laura! (Yeah, I'm a few days late but I was there for it on Twitter lol) Ya'll NEED to read this it was so good ? This amazing author hasn't even had her book released yet and is being attacked on Twitter by some troll. Let's try and show our love and suppor...

    My mother was known as the Fire Queen, regal and strong. But I am the Ash Princess, a living joke. From the get-go, I want you to know that this book isn't very original. It's a combination of the tropes that we encounter in YA fantasy, such as evil monarchs, warring kingdoms, and l...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. There are enough princesses in the YA literature world. Do we really need more?Maybe we do need more princesses like this one Full review posted. ..........................................................................................

    Actual rating 4.5 stars. Theodosia is the last remaining heir of a vanquished country but now she is owned by her conquerors. Paraded around as the Ash Princess, for all she now truly rules has been burnt to its roots, and whipped for every misdemeanour of her enslaved people, her t...

    I enjoyed Ash Princess. It is a fantasy YA novel with dark themes, a trope-y triangle romance (which I usually dislike, but didn?t mind here), and a heroine who isn?t a typical ?fighter.? I will say that this one is a slow build, and there is a bunch of ?world building? tha...

    Buddy read with my least favorite person ...

    Wow. I definitely didn't expect this story to be as amazing as it was, it blew me away. I thought it was going to follow a typical YA fantasy plotline, but it was so much more. There were touches which made it original and captivating, so much so that I think I loved it as much as I do...

  • Samantha Fabris
    May 10, 2018

    Is it better to have your life ended by someone who hates you or someone who loves you? Ash Princess has a heroine desperately trying to reclaim her stolen throne, a mindlessly evil tyrant who stole said throne, and a love triangle... What's that, you say? You've heard this one befo...

    I hope you will not fall off your chair if I tell you that you have read this story before. Maybe once, or twice, or a hundred of times, but you most certainly have. Girl loses kingdom and family. Girl wants kingdom back and boy helps her. Girl manipulates her way surprisingly m...

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?My name is Theodosia Eirene Houzzara, Queen of Astrea, and I will endure this.? Friends, I couldn?t put this down. This was such an addicting and captivating read. This was the first book of 2018 th...

    Loved it!!! Mel ??? ...

    This was a pretty dark and politically twisty fantasy, and I was pretty sold! I mean, I actually thought it'd be much darker (omg I'm so sorry) aaand I loved the beginning and less so the end (Y U EXIST LOVE TRIANGLE) but it had powerful magic and freaking awesome world building and I ...

    EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK. IT IS PHENOMENAL. Theo is so strong, and actually a normal character who relates to things normally which i loved, felt i could relate to her a little better. Magic, kings, war and spying. i could barely put it down! I'm so excited for the sequel...

    Phew, okay. This was such a heavy book! I'm going to leave off a rating because of the amount of triggers in this book. It was verrry difficult for me to get through because of the pain/abuse/etc. There are some powerful themes woven throughout, and I'm not saying any of this to de...

    Please tell me "Prinz" is a typo in the synopsis and that it's not how they spell prince bc I don't think I could cope with that tbh xD ----------- pssssstt i know it's german for prince now. thanks(: ...

    Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian is the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Ash Princess Trilogy. This is one that is on the darker side with violence, abuse, slavery and a hint of rape so beware to those with issues with these triggers. There is also a hint of a love triangle...

    So glad I read this book. Really enjoyed the politics, magic and character in this one. I also could not predict what was to happen in the story. Something that is rare for me these days. Regardless if it took me a week to finish I would happily read this one over and over. ...

    "We are not defined by the things we do in order to survive." This book definitely helped pull me out of my book funk, so praise ? *Review to come* ...

    I'm just going to open up and say this book is just a jumbo of every other YA fantasy book thrown together, especially Ruined by Amy Tintera, which is a book that I loved. It also had Red Queen vibes. I think if this would have been my first YA fantasy book, I would have probably liked...

    This dark YA fantasy is the debut novel of Laura Sebastian, it is the first of a planned trilogy. 16 year old Theodosia Houzzara has suffered the nightmare of 10 long years as a prisoner of the Kalovaxians and the tyrant King Kaiser. Her mother, the Queen, was murdered in front of her ...

    DNF. I ended up skimming towards the end so I left off a rating. I think this book had potential and could've pulled off all of the abuse, torture, and generally horrible world Theo faced, but it mostly turned into a super depressing & forgettable read instead. By 20% it was sti...

    4 stars "Now it's time for a queen to rise." I'm gonna be honest: This was better than Red Queen I know, I know, that's such a bold claim to make. But I stand by it. Ash Princess was a surprisingly good read. I knew it had the same tropes as most YA fantasy does: Rebellion...

    *I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher (macmillan)* *This does not affect my views or opinions* To start off with, the writing was wonderful. It was so well written, it flowed so well, was descriptive, but not overly so. The pac...

    eARC provided by Netgalley and publisher to read and review. Thank you!! Tough review to write. I think people will like this, but I personally...didn't. It is a debut novel, and for that, is well-written, and impressive. The story and the characters just never clicked with me. I...

    Happy book birthday, Laura! (Yeah, I'm a few days late but I was there for it on Twitter lol) Ya'll NEED to read this it was so good ? This amazing author hasn't even had her book released yet and is being attacked on Twitter by some troll. Let's try and show our love and suppor...

    My mother was known as the Fire Queen, regal and strong. But I am the Ash Princess, a living joke. From the get-go, I want you to know that this book isn't very original. It's a combination of the tropes that we encounter in YA fantasy, such as evil monarchs, warring kingdoms, and l...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. There are enough princesses in the YA literature world. Do we really need more?Maybe we do need more princesses like this one Full review posted. ..........................................................................................

    Actual rating 4.5 stars. Theodosia is the last remaining heir of a vanquished country but now she is owned by her conquerors. Paraded around as the Ash Princess, for all she now truly rules has been burnt to its roots, and whipped for every misdemeanour of her enslaved people, her t...

    I enjoyed Ash Princess. It is a fantasy YA novel with dark themes, a trope-y triangle romance (which I usually dislike, but didn?t mind here), and a heroine who isn?t a typical ?fighter.? I will say that this one is a slow build, and there is a bunch of ?world building? tha...

    Buddy read with my least favorite person ...

    Wow. I definitely didn't expect this story to be as amazing as it was, it blew me away. I thought it was going to follow a typical YA fantasy plotline, but it was so much more. There were touches which made it original and captivating, so much so that I think I loved it as much as I do...

    This is just not happening right now, but I do think I'll genuinely enjoy this some other time, so I'm setting it aside for a bit! ...

    i have a childish review of this book on my blog which i wanted to rewrite but can't bc i forgot most of this book. so there's that first thing: completely unmemorable. i've said this about everless, and i'll say it again about ash princess: if you don't read this, you are not missi...

    Ash Princess follows the typical story of a princess whose kingdom was stolen from her as a child and now she's trying to fight for it back, BUT it is well executed with some great characters. I was hooked from the beginning. Since her kingdom was overthrown when she was a child, Th...

  • mith
    Feb 16, 2017

    Is it better to have your life ended by someone who hates you or someone who loves you? Ash Princess has a heroine desperately trying to reclaim her stolen throne, a mindlessly evil tyrant who stole said throne, and a love triangle... What's that, you say? You've heard this one befo...

    I hope you will not fall off your chair if I tell you that you have read this story before. Maybe once, or twice, or a hundred of times, but you most certainly have. Girl loses kingdom and family. Girl wants kingdom back and boy helps her. Girl manipulates her way surprisingly m...

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?My name is Theodosia Eirene Houzzara, Queen of Astrea, and I will endure this.? Friends, I couldn?t put this down. This was such an addicting and captivating read. This was the first book of 2018 th...

    Loved it!!! Mel ??? ...

    This was a pretty dark and politically twisty fantasy, and I was pretty sold! I mean, I actually thought it'd be much darker (omg I'm so sorry) aaand I loved the beginning and less so the end (Y U EXIST LOVE TRIANGLE) but it had powerful magic and freaking awesome world building and I ...

    EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK. IT IS PHENOMENAL. Theo is so strong, and actually a normal character who relates to things normally which i loved, felt i could relate to her a little better. Magic, kings, war and spying. i could barely put it down! I'm so excited for the sequel...

    Phew, okay. This was such a heavy book! I'm going to leave off a rating because of the amount of triggers in this book. It was verrry difficult for me to get through because of the pain/abuse/etc. There are some powerful themes woven throughout, and I'm not saying any of this to de...

    Please tell me "Prinz" is a typo in the synopsis and that it's not how they spell prince bc I don't think I could cope with that tbh xD ----------- pssssstt i know it's german for prince now. thanks(: ...

    Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian is the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Ash Princess Trilogy. This is one that is on the darker side with violence, abuse, slavery and a hint of rape so beware to those with issues with these triggers. There is also a hint of a love triangle...

    So glad I read this book. Really enjoyed the politics, magic and character in this one. I also could not predict what was to happen in the story. Something that is rare for me these days. Regardless if it took me a week to finish I would happily read this one over and over. ...

    "We are not defined by the things we do in order to survive." This book definitely helped pull me out of my book funk, so praise ? *Review to come* ...

    I'm just going to open up and say this book is just a jumbo of every other YA fantasy book thrown together, especially Ruined by Amy Tintera, which is a book that I loved. It also had Red Queen vibes. I think if this would have been my first YA fantasy book, I would have probably liked...

    This dark YA fantasy is the debut novel of Laura Sebastian, it is the first of a planned trilogy. 16 year old Theodosia Houzzara has suffered the nightmare of 10 long years as a prisoner of the Kalovaxians and the tyrant King Kaiser. Her mother, the Queen, was murdered in front of her ...

    DNF. I ended up skimming towards the end so I left off a rating. I think this book had potential and could've pulled off all of the abuse, torture, and generally horrible world Theo faced, but it mostly turned into a super depressing & forgettable read instead. By 20% it was sti...

    4 stars "Now it's time for a queen to rise." I'm gonna be honest: This was better than Red Queen I know, I know, that's such a bold claim to make. But I stand by it. Ash Princess was a surprisingly good read. I knew it had the same tropes as most YA fantasy does: Rebellion...

    *I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher (macmillan)* *This does not affect my views or opinions* To start off with, the writing was wonderful. It was so well written, it flowed so well, was descriptive, but not overly so. The pac...

    eARC provided by Netgalley and publisher to read and review. Thank you!! Tough review to write. I think people will like this, but I personally...didn't. It is a debut novel, and for that, is well-written, and impressive. The story and the characters just never clicked with me. I...

    Happy book birthday, Laura! (Yeah, I'm a few days late but I was there for it on Twitter lol) Ya'll NEED to read this it was so good ? This amazing author hasn't even had her book released yet and is being attacked on Twitter by some troll. Let's try and show our love and suppor...

    My mother was known as the Fire Queen, regal and strong. But I am the Ash Princess, a living joke. From the get-go, I want you to know that this book isn't very original. It's a combination of the tropes that we encounter in YA fantasy, such as evil monarchs, warring kingdoms, and l...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. There are enough princesses in the YA literature world. Do we really need more?Maybe we do need more princesses like this one Full review posted. ..........................................................................................

    Actual rating 4.5 stars. Theodosia is the last remaining heir of a vanquished country but now she is owned by her conquerors. Paraded around as the Ash Princess, for all she now truly rules has been burnt to its roots, and whipped for every misdemeanour of her enslaved people, her t...

    I enjoyed Ash Princess. It is a fantasy YA novel with dark themes, a trope-y triangle romance (which I usually dislike, but didn?t mind here), and a heroine who isn?t a typical ?fighter.? I will say that this one is a slow build, and there is a bunch of ?world building? tha...

    Buddy read with my least favorite person ...

    Wow. I definitely didn't expect this story to be as amazing as it was, it blew me away. I thought it was going to follow a typical YA fantasy plotline, but it was so much more. There were touches which made it original and captivating, so much so that I think I loved it as much as I do...

    This is just not happening right now, but I do think I'll genuinely enjoy this some other time, so I'm setting it aside for a bit! ...

    i have a childish review of this book on my blog which i wanted to rewrite but can't bc i forgot most of this book. so there's that first thing: completely unmemorable. i've said this about everless, and i'll say it again about ash princess: if you don't read this, you are not missi...

  • Ashlee » Library In The Country
    Feb 02, 2018

    Is it better to have your life ended by someone who hates you or someone who loves you? Ash Princess has a heroine desperately trying to reclaim her stolen throne, a mindlessly evil tyrant who stole said throne, and a love triangle... What's that, you say? You've heard this one befo...

    I hope you will not fall off your chair if I tell you that you have read this story before. Maybe once, or twice, or a hundred of times, but you most certainly have. Girl loses kingdom and family. Girl wants kingdom back and boy helps her. Girl manipulates her way surprisingly m...

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?My name is Theodosia Eirene Houzzara, Queen of Astrea, and I will endure this.? Friends, I couldn?t put this down. This was such an addicting and captivating read. This was the first book of 2018 th...

    Loved it!!! Mel ??? ...

    This was a pretty dark and politically twisty fantasy, and I was pretty sold! I mean, I actually thought it'd be much darker (omg I'm so sorry) aaand I loved the beginning and less so the end (Y U EXIST LOVE TRIANGLE) but it had powerful magic and freaking awesome world building and I ...

    EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK. IT IS PHENOMENAL. Theo is so strong, and actually a normal character who relates to things normally which i loved, felt i could relate to her a little better. Magic, kings, war and spying. i could barely put it down! I'm so excited for the sequel...

    Phew, okay. This was such a heavy book! I'm going to leave off a rating because of the amount of triggers in this book. It was verrry difficult for me to get through because of the pain/abuse/etc. There are some powerful themes woven throughout, and I'm not saying any of this to de...

    Please tell me "Prinz" is a typo in the synopsis and that it's not how they spell prince bc I don't think I could cope with that tbh xD ----------- pssssstt i know it's german for prince now. thanks(: ...

    Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian is the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Ash Princess Trilogy. This is one that is on the darker side with violence, abuse, slavery and a hint of rape so beware to those with issues with these triggers. There is also a hint of a love triangle...

    So glad I read this book. Really enjoyed the politics, magic and character in this one. I also could not predict what was to happen in the story. Something that is rare for me these days. Regardless if it took me a week to finish I would happily read this one over and over. ...

    "We are not defined by the things we do in order to survive." This book definitely helped pull me out of my book funk, so praise ? *Review to come* ...

    I'm just going to open up and say this book is just a jumbo of every other YA fantasy book thrown together, especially Ruined by Amy Tintera, which is a book that I loved. It also had Red Queen vibes. I think if this would have been my first YA fantasy book, I would have probably liked...

    This dark YA fantasy is the debut novel of Laura Sebastian, it is the first of a planned trilogy. 16 year old Theodosia Houzzara has suffered the nightmare of 10 long years as a prisoner of the Kalovaxians and the tyrant King Kaiser. Her mother, the Queen, was murdered in front of her ...

    DNF. I ended up skimming towards the end so I left off a rating. I think this book had potential and could've pulled off all of the abuse, torture, and generally horrible world Theo faced, but it mostly turned into a super depressing & forgettable read instead. By 20% it was sti...

    4 stars "Now it's time for a queen to rise." I'm gonna be honest: This was better than Red Queen I know, I know, that's such a bold claim to make. But I stand by it. Ash Princess was a surprisingly good read. I knew it had the same tropes as most YA fantasy does: Rebellion...

    *I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher (macmillan)* *This does not affect my views or opinions* To start off with, the writing was wonderful. It was so well written, it flowed so well, was descriptive, but not overly so. The pac...

    eARC provided by Netgalley and publisher to read and review. Thank you!! Tough review to write. I think people will like this, but I personally...didn't. It is a debut novel, and for that, is well-written, and impressive. The story and the characters just never clicked with me. I...

    Happy book birthday, Laura! (Yeah, I'm a few days late but I was there for it on Twitter lol) Ya'll NEED to read this it was so good ? This amazing author hasn't even had her book released yet and is being attacked on Twitter by some troll. Let's try and show our love and suppor...

    My mother was known as the Fire Queen, regal and strong. But I am the Ash Princess, a living joke. From the get-go, I want you to know that this book isn't very original. It's a combination of the tropes that we encounter in YA fantasy, such as evil monarchs, warring kingdoms, and l...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. There are enough princesses in the YA literature world. Do we really need more?Maybe we do need more princesses like this one Full review posted. ..........................................................................................

    Actual rating 4.5 stars. Theodosia is the last remaining heir of a vanquished country but now she is owned by her conquerors. Paraded around as the Ash Princess, for all she now truly rules has been burnt to its roots, and whipped for every misdemeanour of her enslaved people, her t...

    I enjoyed Ash Princess. It is a fantasy YA novel with dark themes, a trope-y triangle romance (which I usually dislike, but didn?t mind here), and a heroine who isn?t a typical ?fighter.? I will say that this one is a slow build, and there is a bunch of ?world building? tha...

    Buddy read with my least favorite person ...

    Wow. I definitely didn't expect this story to be as amazing as it was, it blew me away. I thought it was going to follow a typical YA fantasy plotline, but it was so much more. There were touches which made it original and captivating, so much so that I think I loved it as much as I do...

    This is just not happening right now, but I do think I'll genuinely enjoy this some other time, so I'm setting it aside for a bit! ...

    i have a childish review of this book on my blog which i wanted to rewrite but can't bc i forgot most of this book. so there's that first thing: completely unmemorable. i've said this about everless, and i'll say it again about ash princess: if you don't read this, you are not missi...

    Ash Princess follows the typical story of a princess whose kingdom was stolen from her as a child and now she's trying to fight for it back, BUT it is well executed with some great characters. I was hooked from the beginning. Since her kingdom was overthrown when she was a child, Th...

    Rating - 2.5 stars. Ah, how disappointing. RTC closer to release date. ...

    As I sit here pondering my thoughts of Ash Princess the theme song just plays through my mind. As soon as I picked this book up and until I reached the final word I declared Sit still, Look pretty by Daya to be the theme song for Ash Princess. Maybe it?s just me, but I found the lyri...

    4 Stars! View review on my blog, Library in the Country I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was pleasantly surprised by Ash Princess! Laura Sebastian has built an interesting, yet dark, story about standing up to those that se...

  • Joshua Gabriel (조수아)
    May 09, 2018

    Is it better to have your life ended by someone who hates you or someone who loves you? Ash Princess has a heroine desperately trying to reclaim her stolen throne, a mindlessly evil tyrant who stole said throne, and a love triangle... What's that, you say? You've heard this one befo...

    I hope you will not fall off your chair if I tell you that you have read this story before. Maybe once, or twice, or a hundred of times, but you most certainly have. Girl loses kingdom and family. Girl wants kingdom back and boy helps her. Girl manipulates her way surprisingly m...

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?My name is Theodosia Eirene Houzzara, Queen of Astrea, and I will endure this.? Friends, I couldn?t put this down. This was such an addicting and captivating read. This was the first book of 2018 th...

    Loved it!!! Mel ??? ...

    This was a pretty dark and politically twisty fantasy, and I was pretty sold! I mean, I actually thought it'd be much darker (omg I'm so sorry) aaand I loved the beginning and less so the end (Y U EXIST LOVE TRIANGLE) but it had powerful magic and freaking awesome world building and I ...

    EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK. IT IS PHENOMENAL. Theo is so strong, and actually a normal character who relates to things normally which i loved, felt i could relate to her a little better. Magic, kings, war and spying. i could barely put it down! I'm so excited for the sequel...

    Phew, okay. This was such a heavy book! I'm going to leave off a rating because of the amount of triggers in this book. It was verrry difficult for me to get through because of the pain/abuse/etc. There are some powerful themes woven throughout, and I'm not saying any of this to de...

    Please tell me "Prinz" is a typo in the synopsis and that it's not how they spell prince bc I don't think I could cope with that tbh xD ----------- pssssstt i know it's german for prince now. thanks(: ...

    Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian is the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Ash Princess Trilogy. This is one that is on the darker side with violence, abuse, slavery and a hint of rape so beware to those with issues with these triggers. There is also a hint of a love triangle...

    So glad I read this book. Really enjoyed the politics, magic and character in this one. I also could not predict what was to happen in the story. Something that is rare for me these days. Regardless if it took me a week to finish I would happily read this one over and over. ...

    "We are not defined by the things we do in order to survive." This book definitely helped pull me out of my book funk, so praise ? *Review to come* ...

    I'm just going to open up and say this book is just a jumbo of every other YA fantasy book thrown together, especially Ruined by Amy Tintera, which is a book that I loved. It also had Red Queen vibes. I think if this would have been my first YA fantasy book, I would have probably liked...

    This dark YA fantasy is the debut novel of Laura Sebastian, it is the first of a planned trilogy. 16 year old Theodosia Houzzara has suffered the nightmare of 10 long years as a prisoner of the Kalovaxians and the tyrant King Kaiser. Her mother, the Queen, was murdered in front of her ...

    DNF. I ended up skimming towards the end so I left off a rating. I think this book had potential and could've pulled off all of the abuse, torture, and generally horrible world Theo faced, but it mostly turned into a super depressing & forgettable read instead. By 20% it was sti...

    4 stars "Now it's time for a queen to rise." I'm gonna be honest: This was better than Red Queen I know, I know, that's such a bold claim to make. But I stand by it. Ash Princess was a surprisingly good read. I knew it had the same tropes as most YA fantasy does: Rebellion...

    *I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher (macmillan)* *This does not affect my views or opinions* To start off with, the writing was wonderful. It was so well written, it flowed so well, was descriptive, but not overly so. The pac...

    eARC provided by Netgalley and publisher to read and review. Thank you!! Tough review to write. I think people will like this, but I personally...didn't. It is a debut novel, and for that, is well-written, and impressive. The story and the characters just never clicked with me. I...

    Happy book birthday, Laura! (Yeah, I'm a few days late but I was there for it on Twitter lol) Ya'll NEED to read this it was so good ? This amazing author hasn't even had her book released yet and is being attacked on Twitter by some troll. Let's try and show our love and suppor...

    My mother was known as the Fire Queen, regal and strong. But I am the Ash Princess, a living joke. From the get-go, I want you to know that this book isn't very original. It's a combination of the tropes that we encounter in YA fantasy, such as evil monarchs, warring kingdoms, and l...

  • C.G. Drews
    Nov 09, 2017

    Is it better to have your life ended by someone who hates you or someone who loves you? Ash Princess has a heroine desperately trying to reclaim her stolen throne, a mindlessly evil tyrant who stole said throne, and a love triangle... What's that, you say? You've heard this one befo...

    I hope you will not fall off your chair if I tell you that you have read this story before. Maybe once, or twice, or a hundred of times, but you most certainly have. Girl loses kingdom and family. Girl wants kingdom back and boy helps her. Girl manipulates her way surprisingly m...

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?My name is Theodosia Eirene Houzzara, Queen of Astrea, and I will endure this.? Friends, I couldn?t put this down. This was such an addicting and captivating read. This was the first book of 2018 th...

    Loved it!!! Mel ??? ...

    This was a pretty dark and politically twisty fantasy, and I was pretty sold! I mean, I actually thought it'd be much darker (omg I'm so sorry) aaand I loved the beginning and less so the end (Y U EXIST LOVE TRIANGLE) but it had powerful magic and freaking awesome world building and I ...

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Apr 12, 2018

    Is it better to have your life ended by someone who hates you or someone who loves you? Ash Princess has a heroine desperately trying to reclaim her stolen throne, a mindlessly evil tyrant who stole said throne, and a love triangle... What's that, you say? You've heard this one befo...

    I hope you will not fall off your chair if I tell you that you have read this story before. Maybe once, or twice, or a hundred of times, but you most certainly have. Girl loses kingdom and family. Girl wants kingdom back and boy helps her. Girl manipulates her way surprisingly m...

  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    May 14, 2018

    Is it better to have your life ended by someone who hates you or someone who loves you? Ash Princess has a heroine desperately trying to reclaim her stolen throne, a mindlessly evil tyrant who stole said throne, and a love triangle... What's that, you say? You've heard this one befo...

    I hope you will not fall off your chair if I tell you that you have read this story before. Maybe once, or twice, or a hundred of times, but you most certainly have. Girl loses kingdom and family. Girl wants kingdom back and boy helps her. Girl manipulates her way surprisingly m...

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?My name is Theodosia Eirene Houzzara, Queen of Astrea, and I will endure this.? Friends, I couldn?t put this down. This was such an addicting and captivating read. This was the first book of 2018 th...

    Loved it!!! Mel ??? ...

    This was a pretty dark and politically twisty fantasy, and I was pretty sold! I mean, I actually thought it'd be much darker (omg I'm so sorry) aaand I loved the beginning and less so the end (Y U EXIST LOVE TRIANGLE) but it had powerful magic and freaking awesome world building and I ...

    EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK. IT IS PHENOMENAL. Theo is so strong, and actually a normal character who relates to things normally which i loved, felt i could relate to her a little better. Magic, kings, war and spying. i could barely put it down! I'm so excited for the sequel...

    Phew, okay. This was such a heavy book! I'm going to leave off a rating because of the amount of triggers in this book. It was verrry difficult for me to get through because of the pain/abuse/etc. There are some powerful themes woven throughout, and I'm not saying any of this to de...

    Please tell me "Prinz" is a typo in the synopsis and that it's not how they spell prince bc I don't think I could cope with that tbh xD ----------- pssssstt i know it's german for prince now. thanks(: ...

    Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian is the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Ash Princess Trilogy. This is one that is on the darker side with violence, abuse, slavery and a hint of rape so beware to those with issues with these triggers. There is also a hint of a love triangle...

    So glad I read this book. Really enjoyed the politics, magic and character in this one. I also could not predict what was to happen in the story. Something that is rare for me these days. Regardless if it took me a week to finish I would happily read this one over and over. ...

    "We are not defined by the things we do in order to survive." This book definitely helped pull me out of my book funk, so praise ? *Review to come* ...

    I'm just going to open up and say this book is just a jumbo of every other YA fantasy book thrown together, especially Ruined by Amy Tintera, which is a book that I loved. It also had Red Queen vibes. I think if this would have been my first YA fantasy book, I would have probably liked...

    This dark YA fantasy is the debut novel of Laura Sebastian, it is the first of a planned trilogy. 16 year old Theodosia Houzzara has suffered the nightmare of 10 long years as a prisoner of the Kalovaxians and the tyrant King Kaiser. Her mother, the Queen, was murdered in front of her ...

    DNF. I ended up skimming towards the end so I left off a rating. I think this book had potential and could've pulled off all of the abuse, torture, and generally horrible world Theo faced, but it mostly turned into a super depressing & forgettable read instead. By 20% it was sti...

    4 stars "Now it's time for a queen to rise." I'm gonna be honest: This was better than Red Queen I know, I know, that's such a bold claim to make. But I stand by it. Ash Princess was a surprisingly good read. I knew it had the same tropes as most YA fantasy does: Rebellion...

    *I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher (macmillan)* *This does not affect my views or opinions* To start off with, the writing was wonderful. It was so well written, it flowed so well, was descriptive, but not overly so. The pac...

    eARC provided by Netgalley and publisher to read and review. Thank you!! Tough review to write. I think people will like this, but I personally...didn't. It is a debut novel, and for that, is well-written, and impressive. The story and the characters just never clicked with me. I...

    Happy book birthday, Laura! (Yeah, I'm a few days late but I was there for it on Twitter lol) Ya'll NEED to read this it was so good ? This amazing author hasn't even had her book released yet and is being attacked on Twitter by some troll. Let's try and show our love and suppor...

    My mother was known as the Fire Queen, regal and strong. But I am the Ash Princess, a living joke. From the get-go, I want you to know that this book isn't very original. It's a combination of the tropes that we encounter in YA fantasy, such as evil monarchs, warring kingdoms, and l...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. There are enough princesses in the YA literature world. Do we really need more?Maybe we do need more princesses like this one Full review posted. ..........................................................................................

    Actual rating 4.5 stars. Theodosia is the last remaining heir of a vanquished country but now she is owned by her conquerors. Paraded around as the Ash Princess, for all she now truly rules has been burnt to its roots, and whipped for every misdemeanour of her enslaved people, her t...

    I enjoyed Ash Princess. It is a fantasy YA novel with dark themes, a trope-y triangle romance (which I usually dislike, but didn?t mind here), and a heroine who isn?t a typical ?fighter.? I will say that this one is a slow build, and there is a bunch of ?world building? tha...

    Buddy read with my least favorite person ...

    Wow. I definitely didn't expect this story to be as amazing as it was, it blew me away. I thought it was going to follow a typical YA fantasy plotline, but it was so much more. There were touches which made it original and captivating, so much so that I think I loved it as much as I do...

    This is just not happening right now, but I do think I'll genuinely enjoy this some other time, so I'm setting it aside for a bit! ...

  • Ben Alderson
    May 18, 2018

    Is it better to have your life ended by someone who hates you or someone who loves you? Ash Princess has a heroine desperately trying to reclaim her stolen throne, a mindlessly evil tyrant who stole said throne, and a love triangle... What's that, you say? You've heard this one befo...

    I hope you will not fall off your chair if I tell you that you have read this story before. Maybe once, or twice, or a hundred of times, but you most certainly have. Girl loses kingdom and family. Girl wants kingdom back and boy helps her. Girl manipulates her way surprisingly m...

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?My name is Theodosia Eirene Houzzara, Queen of Astrea, and I will endure this.? Friends, I couldn?t put this down. This was such an addicting and captivating read. This was the first book of 2018 th...

    Loved it!!! Mel ??? ...

    This was a pretty dark and politically twisty fantasy, and I was pretty sold! I mean, I actually thought it'd be much darker (omg I'm so sorry) aaand I loved the beginning and less so the end (Y U EXIST LOVE TRIANGLE) but it had powerful magic and freaking awesome world building and I ...

    EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK. IT IS PHENOMENAL. Theo is so strong, and actually a normal character who relates to things normally which i loved, felt i could relate to her a little better. Magic, kings, war and spying. i could barely put it down! I'm so excited for the sequel...

    Phew, okay. This was such a heavy book! I'm going to leave off a rating because of the amount of triggers in this book. It was verrry difficult for me to get through because of the pain/abuse/etc. There are some powerful themes woven throughout, and I'm not saying any of this to de...

    Please tell me "Prinz" is a typo in the synopsis and that it's not how they spell prince bc I don't think I could cope with that tbh xD ----------- pssssstt i know it's german for prince now. thanks(: ...

    Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian is the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Ash Princess Trilogy. This is one that is on the darker side with violence, abuse, slavery and a hint of rape so beware to those with issues with these triggers. There is also a hint of a love triangle...

    So glad I read this book. Really enjoyed the politics, magic and character in this one. I also could not predict what was to happen in the story. Something that is rare for me these days. Regardless if it took me a week to finish I would happily read this one over and over. ...

  • Simona
    Aug 24, 2017

    Is it better to have your life ended by someone who hates you or someone who loves you? Ash Princess has a heroine desperately trying to reclaim her stolen throne, a mindlessly evil tyrant who stole said throne, and a love triangle... What's that, you say? You've heard this one befo...

    I hope you will not fall off your chair if I tell you that you have read this story before. Maybe once, or twice, or a hundred of times, but you most certainly have. Girl loses kingdom and family. Girl wants kingdom back and boy helps her. Girl manipulates her way surprisingly m...

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?My name is Theodosia Eirene Houzzara, Queen of Astrea, and I will endure this.? Friends, I couldn?t put this down. This was such an addicting and captivating read. This was the first book of 2018 th...

    Loved it!!! Mel ??? ...

    This was a pretty dark and politically twisty fantasy, and I was pretty sold! I mean, I actually thought it'd be much darker (omg I'm so sorry) aaand I loved the beginning and less so the end (Y U EXIST LOVE TRIANGLE) but it had powerful magic and freaking awesome world building and I ...

    EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK. IT IS PHENOMENAL. Theo is so strong, and actually a normal character who relates to things normally which i loved, felt i could relate to her a little better. Magic, kings, war and spying. i could barely put it down! I'm so excited for the sequel...

    Phew, okay. This was such a heavy book! I'm going to leave off a rating because of the amount of triggers in this book. It was verrry difficult for me to get through because of the pain/abuse/etc. There are some powerful themes woven throughout, and I'm not saying any of this to de...

    Please tell me "Prinz" is a typo in the synopsis and that it's not how they spell prince bc I don't think I could cope with that tbh xD ----------- pssssstt i know it's german for prince now. thanks(: ...

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    May 06, 2018

    Is it better to have your life ended by someone who hates you or someone who loves you? Ash Princess has a heroine desperately trying to reclaim her stolen throne, a mindlessly evil tyrant who stole said throne, and a love triangle... What's that, you say? You've heard this one befo...

    I hope you will not fall off your chair if I tell you that you have read this story before. Maybe once, or twice, or a hundred of times, but you most certainly have. Girl loses kingdom and family. Girl wants kingdom back and boy helps her. Girl manipulates her way surprisingly m...

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?My name is Theodosia Eirene Houzzara, Queen of Astrea, and I will endure this.? Friends, I couldn?t put this down. This was such an addicting and captivating read. This was the first book of 2018 th...

    Loved it!!! Mel ??? ...

  • Katie.dorny
    Mar 17, 2018

    Is it better to have your life ended by someone who hates you or someone who loves you? Ash Princess has a heroine desperately trying to reclaim her stolen throne, a mindlessly evil tyrant who stole said throne, and a love triangle... What's that, you say? You've heard this one befo...

    I hope you will not fall off your chair if I tell you that you have read this story before. Maybe once, or twice, or a hundred of times, but you most certainly have. Girl loses kingdom and family. Girl wants kingdom back and boy helps her. Girl manipulates her way surprisingly m...

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?My name is Theodosia Eirene Houzzara, Queen of Astrea, and I will endure this.? Friends, I couldn?t put this down. This was such an addicting and captivating read. This was the first book of 2018 th...

    Loved it!!! Mel ??? ...

    This was a pretty dark and politically twisty fantasy, and I was pretty sold! I mean, I actually thought it'd be much darker (omg I'm so sorry) aaand I loved the beginning and less so the end (Y U EXIST LOVE TRIANGLE) but it had powerful magic and freaking awesome world building and I ...

    EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK. IT IS PHENOMENAL. Theo is so strong, and actually a normal character who relates to things normally which i loved, felt i could relate to her a little better. Magic, kings, war and spying. i could barely put it down! I'm so excited for the sequel...

  • Benjamin
    Jun 29, 2017

    Is it better to have your life ended by someone who hates you or someone who loves you? Ash Princess has a heroine desperately trying to reclaim her stolen throne, a mindlessly evil tyrant who stole said throne, and a love triangle... What's that, you say? You've heard this one befo...

    I hope you will not fall off your chair if I tell you that you have read this story before. Maybe once, or twice, or a hundred of times, but you most certainly have. Girl loses kingdom and family. Girl wants kingdom back and boy helps her. Girl manipulates her way surprisingly m...

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?My name is Theodosia Eirene Houzzara, Queen of Astrea, and I will endure this.? Friends, I couldn?t put this down. This was such an addicting and captivating read. This was the first book of 2018 th...

    Loved it!!! Mel ??? ...

    This was a pretty dark and politically twisty fantasy, and I was pretty sold! I mean, I actually thought it'd be much darker (omg I'm so sorry) aaand I loved the beginning and less so the end (Y U EXIST LOVE TRIANGLE) but it had powerful magic and freaking awesome world building and I ...

    EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK. IT IS PHENOMENAL. Theo is so strong, and actually a normal character who relates to things normally which i loved, felt i could relate to her a little better. Magic, kings, war and spying. i could barely put it down! I'm so excited for the sequel...

    Phew, okay. This was such a heavy book! I'm going to leave off a rating because of the amount of triggers in this book. It was verrry difficult for me to get through because of the pain/abuse/etc. There are some powerful themes woven throughout, and I'm not saying any of this to de...

    Please tell me "Prinz" is a typo in the synopsis and that it's not how they spell prince bc I don't think I could cope with that tbh xD ----------- pssssstt i know it's german for prince now. thanks(: ...

    Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian is the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Ash Princess Trilogy. This is one that is on the darker side with violence, abuse, slavery and a hint of rape so beware to those with issues with these triggers. There is also a hint of a love triangle...

    So glad I read this book. Really enjoyed the politics, magic and character in this one. I also could not predict what was to happen in the story. Something that is rare for me these days. Regardless if it took me a week to finish I would happily read this one over and over. ...

    "We are not defined by the things we do in order to survive." This book definitely helped pull me out of my book funk, so praise ? *Review to come* ...

    I'm just going to open up and say this book is just a jumbo of every other YA fantasy book thrown together, especially Ruined by Amy Tintera, which is a book that I loved. It also had Red Queen vibes. I think if this would have been my first YA fantasy book, I would have probably liked...

    This dark YA fantasy is the debut novel of Laura Sebastian, it is the first of a planned trilogy. 16 year old Theodosia Houzzara has suffered the nightmare of 10 long years as a prisoner of the Kalovaxians and the tyrant King Kaiser. Her mother, the Queen, was murdered in front of her ...

    DNF. I ended up skimming towards the end so I left off a rating. I think this book had potential and could've pulled off all of the abuse, torture, and generally horrible world Theo faced, but it mostly turned into a super depressing & forgettable read instead. By 20% it was sti...

    4 stars "Now it's time for a queen to rise." I'm gonna be honest: This was better than Red Queen I know, I know, that's such a bold claim to make. But I stand by it. Ash Princess was a surprisingly good read. I knew it had the same tropes as most YA fantasy does: Rebellion...

    *I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher (macmillan)* *This does not affect my views or opinions* To start off with, the writing was wonderful. It was so well written, it flowed so well, was descriptive, but not overly so. The pac...

    eARC provided by Netgalley and publisher to read and review. Thank you!! Tough review to write. I think people will like this, but I personally...didn't. It is a debut novel, and for that, is well-written, and impressive. The story and the characters just never clicked with me. I...

    Happy book birthday, Laura! (Yeah, I'm a few days late but I was there for it on Twitter lol) Ya'll NEED to read this it was so good ? This amazing author hasn't even had her book released yet and is being attacked on Twitter by some troll. Let's try and show our love and suppor...

    My mother was known as the Fire Queen, regal and strong. But I am the Ash Princess, a living joke. From the get-go, I want you to know that this book isn't very original. It's a combination of the tropes that we encounter in YA fantasy, such as evil monarchs, warring kingdoms, and l...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. There are enough princesses in the YA literature world. Do we really need more?Maybe we do need more princesses like this one Full review posted. ..........................................................................................

  • Candace Robinson
    Dec 03, 2017

    Is it better to have your life ended by someone who hates you or someone who loves you? Ash Princess has a heroine desperately trying to reclaim her stolen throne, a mindlessly evil tyrant who stole said throne, and a love triangle... What's that, you say? You've heard this one befo...

    I hope you will not fall off your chair if I tell you that you have read this story before. Maybe once, or twice, or a hundred of times, but you most certainly have. Girl loses kingdom and family. Girl wants kingdom back and boy helps her. Girl manipulates her way surprisingly m...

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?My name is Theodosia Eirene Houzzara, Queen of Astrea, and I will endure this.? Friends, I couldn?t put this down. This was such an addicting and captivating read. This was the first book of 2018 th...

    Loved it!!! Mel ??? ...

    This was a pretty dark and politically twisty fantasy, and I was pretty sold! I mean, I actually thought it'd be much darker (omg I'm so sorry) aaand I loved the beginning and less so the end (Y U EXIST LOVE TRIANGLE) but it had powerful magic and freaking awesome world building and I ...

    EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK. IT IS PHENOMENAL. Theo is so strong, and actually a normal character who relates to things normally which i loved, felt i could relate to her a little better. Magic, kings, war and spying. i could barely put it down! I'm so excited for the sequel...

    Phew, okay. This was such a heavy book! I'm going to leave off a rating because of the amount of triggers in this book. It was verrry difficult for me to get through because of the pain/abuse/etc. There are some powerful themes woven throughout, and I'm not saying any of this to de...

    Please tell me "Prinz" is a typo in the synopsis and that it's not how they spell prince bc I don't think I could cope with that tbh xD ----------- pssssstt i know it's german for prince now. thanks(: ...

    Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian is the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Ash Princess Trilogy. This is one that is on the darker side with violence, abuse, slavery and a hint of rape so beware to those with issues with these triggers. There is also a hint of a love triangle...

    So glad I read this book. Really enjoyed the politics, magic and character in this one. I also could not predict what was to happen in the story. Something that is rare for me these days. Regardless if it took me a week to finish I would happily read this one over and over. ...

    "We are not defined by the things we do in order to survive." This book definitely helped pull me out of my book funk, so praise ? *Review to come* ...

    I'm just going to open up and say this book is just a jumbo of every other YA fantasy book thrown together, especially Ruined by Amy Tintera, which is a book that I loved. It also had Red Queen vibes. I think if this would have been my first YA fantasy book, I would have probably liked...

  • Cesar
    May 13, 2018

    Is it better to have your life ended by someone who hates you or someone who loves you? Ash Princess has a heroine desperately trying to reclaim her stolen throne, a mindlessly evil tyrant who stole said throne, and a love triangle... What's that, you say? You've heard this one befo...

    I hope you will not fall off your chair if I tell you that you have read this story before. Maybe once, or twice, or a hundred of times, but you most certainly have. Girl loses kingdom and family. Girl wants kingdom back and boy helps her. Girl manipulates her way surprisingly m...

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?My name is Theodosia Eirene Houzzara, Queen of Astrea, and I will endure this.? Friends, I couldn?t put this down. This was such an addicting and captivating read. This was the first book of 2018 th...

    Loved it!!! Mel ??? ...

    This was a pretty dark and politically twisty fantasy, and I was pretty sold! I mean, I actually thought it'd be much darker (omg I'm so sorry) aaand I loved the beginning and less so the end (Y U EXIST LOVE TRIANGLE) but it had powerful magic and freaking awesome world building and I ...

    EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK. IT IS PHENOMENAL. Theo is so strong, and actually a normal character who relates to things normally which i loved, felt i could relate to her a little better. Magic, kings, war and spying. i could barely put it down! I'm so excited for the sequel...

    Phew, okay. This was such a heavy book! I'm going to leave off a rating because of the amount of triggers in this book. It was verrry difficult for me to get through because of the pain/abuse/etc. There are some powerful themes woven throughout, and I'm not saying any of this to de...

    Please tell me "Prinz" is a typo in the synopsis and that it's not how they spell prince bc I don't think I could cope with that tbh xD ----------- pssssstt i know it's german for prince now. thanks(: ...

    Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian is the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Ash Princess Trilogy. This is one that is on the darker side with violence, abuse, slavery and a hint of rape so beware to those with issues with these triggers. There is also a hint of a love triangle...

    So glad I read this book. Really enjoyed the politics, magic and character in this one. I also could not predict what was to happen in the story. Something that is rare for me these days. Regardless if it took me a week to finish I would happily read this one over and over. ...

    "We are not defined by the things we do in order to survive." This book definitely helped pull me out of my book funk, so praise ? *Review to come* ...

    I'm just going to open up and say this book is just a jumbo of every other YA fantasy book thrown together, especially Ruined by Amy Tintera, which is a book that I loved. It also had Red Queen vibes. I think if this would have been my first YA fantasy book, I would have probably liked...

    This dark YA fantasy is the debut novel of Laura Sebastian, it is the first of a planned trilogy. 16 year old Theodosia Houzzara has suffered the nightmare of 10 long years as a prisoner of the Kalovaxians and the tyrant King Kaiser. Her mother, the Queen, was murdered in front of her ...

    DNF. I ended up skimming towards the end so I left off a rating. I think this book had potential and could've pulled off all of the abuse, torture, and generally horrible world Theo faced, but it mostly turned into a super depressing & forgettable read instead. By 20% it was sti...

    4 stars "Now it's time for a queen to rise." I'm gonna be honest: This was better than Red Queen I know, I know, that's such a bold claim to make. But I stand by it. Ash Princess was a surprisingly good read. I knew it had the same tropes as most YA fantasy does: Rebellion...

  • Carrie
    Apr 15, 2018

    Is it better to have your life ended by someone who hates you or someone who loves you? Ash Princess has a heroine desperately trying to reclaim her stolen throne, a mindlessly evil tyrant who stole said throne, and a love triangle... What's that, you say? You've heard this one befo...

    I hope you will not fall off your chair if I tell you that you have read this story before. Maybe once, or twice, or a hundred of times, but you most certainly have. Girl loses kingdom and family. Girl wants kingdom back and boy helps her. Girl manipulates her way surprisingly m...

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?My name is Theodosia Eirene Houzzara, Queen of Astrea, and I will endure this.? Friends, I couldn?t put this down. This was such an addicting and captivating read. This was the first book of 2018 th...

    Loved it!!! Mel ??? ...

    This was a pretty dark and politically twisty fantasy, and I was pretty sold! I mean, I actually thought it'd be much darker (omg I'm so sorry) aaand I loved the beginning and less so the end (Y U EXIST LOVE TRIANGLE) but it had powerful magic and freaking awesome world building and I ...

    EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK. IT IS PHENOMENAL. Theo is so strong, and actually a normal character who relates to things normally which i loved, felt i could relate to her a little better. Magic, kings, war and spying. i could barely put it down! I'm so excited for the sequel...

    Phew, okay. This was such a heavy book! I'm going to leave off a rating because of the amount of triggers in this book. It was verrry difficult for me to get through because of the pain/abuse/etc. There are some powerful themes woven throughout, and I'm not saying any of this to de...

    Please tell me "Prinz" is a typo in the synopsis and that it's not how they spell prince bc I don't think I could cope with that tbh xD ----------- pssssstt i know it's german for prince now. thanks(: ...

    Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian is the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Ash Princess Trilogy. This is one that is on the darker side with violence, abuse, slavery and a hint of rape so beware to those with issues with these triggers. There is also a hint of a love triangle...

  • Paromjit
    May 09, 2018

    Is it better to have your life ended by someone who hates you or someone who loves you? Ash Princess has a heroine desperately trying to reclaim her stolen throne, a mindlessly evil tyrant who stole said throne, and a love triangle... What's that, you say? You've heard this one befo...

    I hope you will not fall off your chair if I tell you that you have read this story before. Maybe once, or twice, or a hundred of times, but you most certainly have. Girl loses kingdom and family. Girl wants kingdom back and boy helps her. Girl manipulates her way surprisingly m...

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?My name is Theodosia Eirene Houzzara, Queen of Astrea, and I will endure this.? Friends, I couldn?t put this down. This was such an addicting and captivating read. This was the first book of 2018 th...

    Loved it!!! Mel ??? ...

    This was a pretty dark and politically twisty fantasy, and I was pretty sold! I mean, I actually thought it'd be much darker (omg I'm so sorry) aaand I loved the beginning and less so the end (Y U EXIST LOVE TRIANGLE) but it had powerful magic and freaking awesome world building and I ...

    EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK. IT IS PHENOMENAL. Theo is so strong, and actually a normal character who relates to things normally which i loved, felt i could relate to her a little better. Magic, kings, war and spying. i could barely put it down! I'm so excited for the sequel...

    Phew, okay. This was such a heavy book! I'm going to leave off a rating because of the amount of triggers in this book. It was verrry difficult for me to get through because of the pain/abuse/etc. There are some powerful themes woven throughout, and I'm not saying any of this to de...

    Please tell me "Prinz" is a typo in the synopsis and that it's not how they spell prince bc I don't think I could cope with that tbh xD ----------- pssssstt i know it's german for prince now. thanks(: ...

    Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian is the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Ash Princess Trilogy. This is one that is on the darker side with violence, abuse, slavery and a hint of rape so beware to those with issues with these triggers. There is also a hint of a love triangle...

    So glad I read this book. Really enjoyed the politics, magic and character in this one. I also could not predict what was to happen in the story. Something that is rare for me these days. Regardless if it took me a week to finish I would happily read this one over and over. ...

    "We are not defined by the things we do in order to survive." This book definitely helped pull me out of my book funk, so praise ? *Review to come* ...

    I'm just going to open up and say this book is just a jumbo of every other YA fantasy book thrown together, especially Ruined by Amy Tintera, which is a book that I loved. It also had Red Queen vibes. I think if this would have been my first YA fantasy book, I would have probably liked...

    This dark YA fantasy is the debut novel of Laura Sebastian, it is the first of a planned trilogy. 16 year old Theodosia Houzzara has suffered the nightmare of 10 long years as a prisoner of the Kalovaxians and the tyrant King Kaiser. Her mother, the Queen, was murdered in front of her ...

  • Abbie (boneseasonofglass)
    Jun 09, 2018

    Is it better to have your life ended by someone who hates you or someone who loves you? Ash Princess has a heroine desperately trying to reclaim her stolen throne, a mindlessly evil tyrant who stole said throne, and a love triangle... What's that, you say? You've heard this one befo...

    I hope you will not fall off your chair if I tell you that you have read this story before. Maybe once, or twice, or a hundred of times, but you most certainly have. Girl loses kingdom and family. Girl wants kingdom back and boy helps her. Girl manipulates her way surprisingly m...

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?My name is Theodosia Eirene Houzzara, Queen of Astrea, and I will endure this.? Friends, I couldn?t put this down. This was such an addicting and captivating read. This was the first book of 2018 th...

    Loved it!!! Mel ??? ...

    This was a pretty dark and politically twisty fantasy, and I was pretty sold! I mean, I actually thought it'd be much darker (omg I'm so sorry) aaand I loved the beginning and less so the end (Y U EXIST LOVE TRIANGLE) but it had powerful magic and freaking awesome world building and I ...

    EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK. IT IS PHENOMENAL. Theo is so strong, and actually a normal character who relates to things normally which i loved, felt i could relate to her a little better. Magic, kings, war and spying. i could barely put it down! I'm so excited for the sequel...

    Phew, okay. This was such a heavy book! I'm going to leave off a rating because of the amount of triggers in this book. It was verrry difficult for me to get through because of the pain/abuse/etc. There are some powerful themes woven throughout, and I'm not saying any of this to de...

    Please tell me "Prinz" is a typo in the synopsis and that it's not how they spell prince bc I don't think I could cope with that tbh xD ----------- pssssstt i know it's german for prince now. thanks(: ...

    Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian is the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Ash Princess Trilogy. This is one that is on the darker side with violence, abuse, slavery and a hint of rape so beware to those with issues with these triggers. There is also a hint of a love triangle...

    So glad I read this book. Really enjoyed the politics, magic and character in this one. I also could not predict what was to happen in the story. Something that is rare for me these days. Regardless if it took me a week to finish I would happily read this one over and over. ...

    "We are not defined by the things we do in order to survive." This book definitely helped pull me out of my book funk, so praise ? *Review to come* ...

    I'm just going to open up and say this book is just a jumbo of every other YA fantasy book thrown together, especially Ruined by Amy Tintera, which is a book that I loved. It also had Red Queen vibes. I think if this would have been my first YA fantasy book, I would have probably liked...

    This dark YA fantasy is the debut novel of Laura Sebastian, it is the first of a planned trilogy. 16 year old Theodosia Houzzara has suffered the nightmare of 10 long years as a prisoner of the Kalovaxians and the tyrant King Kaiser. Her mother, the Queen, was murdered in front of her ...

    DNF. I ended up skimming towards the end so I left off a rating. I think this book had potential and could've pulled off all of the abuse, torture, and generally horrible world Theo faced, but it mostly turned into a super depressing & forgettable read instead. By 20% it was sti...

    4 stars "Now it's time for a queen to rise." I'm gonna be honest: This was better than Red Queen I know, I know, that's such a bold claim to make. But I stand by it. Ash Princess was a surprisingly good read. I knew it had the same tropes as most YA fantasy does: Rebellion...

    *I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher (macmillan)* *This does not affect my views or opinions* To start off with, the writing was wonderful. It was so well written, it flowed so well, was descriptive, but not overly so. The pac...

  • Dannii Elle
    May 03, 2018

    Is it better to have your life ended by someone who hates you or someone who loves you? Ash Princess has a heroine desperately trying to reclaim her stolen throne, a mindlessly evil tyrant who stole said throne, and a love triangle... What's that, you say? You've heard this one befo...

    I hope you will not fall off your chair if I tell you that you have read this story before. Maybe once, or twice, or a hundred of times, but you most certainly have. Girl loses kingdom and family. Girl wants kingdom back and boy helps her. Girl manipulates her way surprisingly m...

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?My name is Theodosia Eirene Houzzara, Queen of Astrea, and I will endure this.? Friends, I couldn?t put this down. This was such an addicting and captivating read. This was the first book of 2018 th...

    Loved it!!! Mel ??? ...

    This was a pretty dark and politically twisty fantasy, and I was pretty sold! I mean, I actually thought it'd be much darker (omg I'm so sorry) aaand I loved the beginning and less so the end (Y U EXIST LOVE TRIANGLE) but it had powerful magic and freaking awesome world building and I ...

    EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK. IT IS PHENOMENAL. Theo is so strong, and actually a normal character who relates to things normally which i loved, felt i could relate to her a little better. Magic, kings, war and spying. i could barely put it down! I'm so excited for the sequel...

    Phew, okay. This was such a heavy book! I'm going to leave off a rating because of the amount of triggers in this book. It was verrry difficult for me to get through because of the pain/abuse/etc. There are some powerful themes woven throughout, and I'm not saying any of this to de...

    Please tell me "Prinz" is a typo in the synopsis and that it's not how they spell prince bc I don't think I could cope with that tbh xD ----------- pssssstt i know it's german for prince now. thanks(: ...

    Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian is the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Ash Princess Trilogy. This is one that is on the darker side with violence, abuse, slavery and a hint of rape so beware to those with issues with these triggers. There is also a hint of a love triangle...

    So glad I read this book. Really enjoyed the politics, magic and character in this one. I also could not predict what was to happen in the story. Something that is rare for me these days. Regardless if it took me a week to finish I would happily read this one over and over. ...

    "We are not defined by the things we do in order to survive." This book definitely helped pull me out of my book funk, so praise ? *Review to come* ...

    I'm just going to open up and say this book is just a jumbo of every other YA fantasy book thrown together, especially Ruined by Amy Tintera, which is a book that I loved. It also had Red Queen vibes. I think if this would have been my first YA fantasy book, I would have probably liked...

    This dark YA fantasy is the debut novel of Laura Sebastian, it is the first of a planned trilogy. 16 year old Theodosia Houzzara has suffered the nightmare of 10 long years as a prisoner of the Kalovaxians and the tyrant King Kaiser. Her mother, the Queen, was murdered in front of her ...

    DNF. I ended up skimming towards the end so I left off a rating. I think this book had potential and could've pulled off all of the abuse, torture, and generally horrible world Theo faced, but it mostly turned into a super depressing & forgettable read instead. By 20% it was sti...

    4 stars "Now it's time for a queen to rise." I'm gonna be honest: This was better than Red Queen I know, I know, that's such a bold claim to make. But I stand by it. Ash Princess was a surprisingly good read. I knew it had the same tropes as most YA fantasy does: Rebellion...

    *I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher (macmillan)* *This does not affect my views or opinions* To start off with, the writing was wonderful. It was so well written, it flowed so well, was descriptive, but not overly so. The pac...

    eARC provided by Netgalley and publisher to read and review. Thank you!! Tough review to write. I think people will like this, but I personally...didn't. It is a debut novel, and for that, is well-written, and impressive. The story and the characters just never clicked with me. I...

    Happy book birthday, Laura! (Yeah, I'm a few days late but I was there for it on Twitter lol) Ya'll NEED to read this it was so good ? This amazing author hasn't even had her book released yet and is being attacked on Twitter by some troll. Let's try and show our love and suppor...

    My mother was known as the Fire Queen, regal and strong. But I am the Ash Princess, a living joke. From the get-go, I want you to know that this book isn't very original. It's a combination of the tropes that we encounter in YA fantasy, such as evil monarchs, warring kingdoms, and l...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. There are enough princesses in the YA literature world. Do we really need more?Maybe we do need more princesses like this one Full review posted. ..........................................................................................

    Actual rating 4.5 stars. Theodosia is the last remaining heir of a vanquished country but now she is owned by her conquerors. Paraded around as the Ash Princess, for all she now truly rules has been burnt to its roots, and whipped for every misdemeanour of her enslaved people, her t...

  • Nadhira Satria
    Jun 07, 2018

    Is it better to have your life ended by someone who hates you or someone who loves you? Ash Princess has a heroine desperately trying to reclaim her stolen throne, a mindlessly evil tyrant who stole said throne, and a love triangle... What's that, you say? You've heard this one befo...

    I hope you will not fall off your chair if I tell you that you have read this story before. Maybe once, or twice, or a hundred of times, but you most certainly have. Girl loses kingdom and family. Girl wants kingdom back and boy helps her. Girl manipulates her way surprisingly m...

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?My name is Theodosia Eirene Houzzara, Queen of Astrea, and I will endure this.? Friends, I couldn?t put this down. This was such an addicting and captivating read. This was the first book of 2018 th...

    Loved it!!! Mel ??? ...

    This was a pretty dark and politically twisty fantasy, and I was pretty sold! I mean, I actually thought it'd be much darker (omg I'm so sorry) aaand I loved the beginning and less so the end (Y U EXIST LOVE TRIANGLE) but it had powerful magic and freaking awesome world building and I ...

    EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK. IT IS PHENOMENAL. Theo is so strong, and actually a normal character who relates to things normally which i loved, felt i could relate to her a little better. Magic, kings, war and spying. i could barely put it down! I'm so excited for the sequel...

    Phew, okay. This was such a heavy book! I'm going to leave off a rating because of the amount of triggers in this book. It was verrry difficult for me to get through because of the pain/abuse/etc. There are some powerful themes woven throughout, and I'm not saying any of this to de...

    Please tell me "Prinz" is a typo in the synopsis and that it's not how they spell prince bc I don't think I could cope with that tbh xD ----------- pssssstt i know it's german for prince now. thanks(: ...

    Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian is the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Ash Princess Trilogy. This is one that is on the darker side with violence, abuse, slavery and a hint of rape so beware to those with issues with these triggers. There is also a hint of a love triangle...

    So glad I read this book. Really enjoyed the politics, magic and character in this one. I also could not predict what was to happen in the story. Something that is rare for me these days. Regardless if it took me a week to finish I would happily read this one over and over. ...

    "We are not defined by the things we do in order to survive." This book definitely helped pull me out of my book funk, so praise ? *Review to come* ...

    I'm just going to open up and say this book is just a jumbo of every other YA fantasy book thrown together, especially Ruined by Amy Tintera, which is a book that I loved. It also had Red Queen vibes. I think if this would have been my first YA fantasy book, I would have probably liked...

    This dark YA fantasy is the debut novel of Laura Sebastian, it is the first of a planned trilogy. 16 year old Theodosia Houzzara has suffered the nightmare of 10 long years as a prisoner of the Kalovaxians and the tyrant King Kaiser. Her mother, the Queen, was murdered in front of her ...

    DNF. I ended up skimming towards the end so I left off a rating. I think this book had potential and could've pulled off all of the abuse, torture, and generally horrible world Theo faced, but it mostly turned into a super depressing & forgettable read instead. By 20% it was sti...

    4 stars "Now it's time for a queen to rise." I'm gonna be honest: This was better than Red Queen I know, I know, that's such a bold claim to make. But I stand by it. Ash Princess was a surprisingly good read. I knew it had the same tropes as most YA fantasy does: Rebellion...

    *I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher (macmillan)* *This does not affect my views or opinions* To start off with, the writing was wonderful. It was so well written, it flowed so well, was descriptive, but not overly so. The pac...

    eARC provided by Netgalley and publisher to read and review. Thank you!! Tough review to write. I think people will like this, but I personally...didn't. It is a debut novel, and for that, is well-written, and impressive. The story and the characters just never clicked with me. I...

    Happy book birthday, Laura! (Yeah, I'm a few days late but I was there for it on Twitter lol) Ya'll NEED to read this it was so good ? This amazing author hasn't even had her book released yet and is being attacked on Twitter by some troll. Let's try and show our love and suppor...

    My mother was known as the Fire Queen, regal and strong. But I am the Ash Princess, a living joke. From the get-go, I want you to know that this book isn't very original. It's a combination of the tropes that we encounter in YA fantasy, such as evil monarchs, warring kingdoms, and l...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. There are enough princesses in the YA literature world. Do we really need more?Maybe we do need more princesses like this one Full review posted. ..........................................................................................

    Actual rating 4.5 stars. Theodosia is the last remaining heir of a vanquished country but now she is owned by her conquerors. Paraded around as the Ash Princess, for all she now truly rules has been burnt to its roots, and whipped for every misdemeanour of her enslaved people, her t...

    I enjoyed Ash Princess. It is a fantasy YA novel with dark themes, a trope-y triangle romance (which I usually dislike, but didn?t mind here), and a heroine who isn?t a typical ?fighter.? I will say that this one is a slow build, and there is a bunch of ?world building? tha...

    Buddy read with my least favorite person ...

  • Kayla
    Aug 24, 2017

    Is it better to have your life ended by someone who hates you or someone who loves you? Ash Princess has a heroine desperately trying to reclaim her stolen throne, a mindlessly evil tyrant who stole said throne, and a love triangle... What's that, you say? You've heard this one befo...

    I hope you will not fall off your chair if I tell you that you have read this story before. Maybe once, or twice, or a hundred of times, but you most certainly have. Girl loses kingdom and family. Girl wants kingdom back and boy helps her. Girl manipulates her way surprisingly m...

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?My name is Theodosia Eirene Houzzara, Queen of Astrea, and I will endure this.? Friends, I couldn?t put this down. This was such an addicting and captivating read. This was the first book of 2018 th...

    Loved it!!! Mel ??? ...

    This was a pretty dark and politically twisty fantasy, and I was pretty sold! I mean, I actually thought it'd be much darker (omg I'm so sorry) aaand I loved the beginning and less so the end (Y U EXIST LOVE TRIANGLE) but it had powerful magic and freaking awesome world building and I ...

    EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK. IT IS PHENOMENAL. Theo is so strong, and actually a normal character who relates to things normally which i loved, felt i could relate to her a little better. Magic, kings, war and spying. i could barely put it down! I'm so excited for the sequel...

    Phew, okay. This was such a heavy book! I'm going to leave off a rating because of the amount of triggers in this book. It was verrry difficult for me to get through because of the pain/abuse/etc. There are some powerful themes woven throughout, and I'm not saying any of this to de...

    Please tell me "Prinz" is a typo in the synopsis and that it's not how they spell prince bc I don't think I could cope with that tbh xD ----------- pssssstt i know it's german for prince now. thanks(: ...

    Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian is the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Ash Princess Trilogy. This is one that is on the darker side with violence, abuse, slavery and a hint of rape so beware to those with issues with these triggers. There is also a hint of a love triangle...

    So glad I read this book. Really enjoyed the politics, magic and character in this one. I also could not predict what was to happen in the story. Something that is rare for me these days. Regardless if it took me a week to finish I would happily read this one over and over. ...

    "We are not defined by the things we do in order to survive." This book definitely helped pull me out of my book funk, so praise ? *Review to come* ...

    I'm just going to open up and say this book is just a jumbo of every other YA fantasy book thrown together, especially Ruined by Amy Tintera, which is a book that I loved. It also had Red Queen vibes. I think if this would have been my first YA fantasy book, I would have probably liked...

    This dark YA fantasy is the debut novel of Laura Sebastian, it is the first of a planned trilogy. 16 year old Theodosia Houzzara has suffered the nightmare of 10 long years as a prisoner of the Kalovaxians and the tyrant King Kaiser. Her mother, the Queen, was murdered in front of her ...

    DNF. I ended up skimming towards the end so I left off a rating. I think this book had potential and could've pulled off all of the abuse, torture, and generally horrible world Theo faced, but it mostly turned into a super depressing & forgettable read instead. By 20% it was sti...

    4 stars "Now it's time for a queen to rise." I'm gonna be honest: This was better than Red Queen I know, I know, that's such a bold claim to make. But I stand by it. Ash Princess was a surprisingly good read. I knew it had the same tropes as most YA fantasy does: Rebellion...

    *I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher (macmillan)* *This does not affect my views or opinions* To start off with, the writing was wonderful. It was so well written, it flowed so well, was descriptive, but not overly so. The pac...

    eARC provided by Netgalley and publisher to read and review. Thank you!! Tough review to write. I think people will like this, but I personally...didn't. It is a debut novel, and for that, is well-written, and impressive. The story and the characters just never clicked with me. I...

    Happy book birthday, Laura! (Yeah, I'm a few days late but I was there for it on Twitter lol) Ya'll NEED to read this it was so good ? This amazing author hasn't even had her book released yet and is being attacked on Twitter by some troll. Let's try and show our love and suppor...

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Sep 08, 2017

    Is it better to have your life ended by someone who hates you or someone who loves you? Ash Princess has a heroine desperately trying to reclaim her stolen throne, a mindlessly evil tyrant who stole said throne, and a love triangle... What's that, you say? You've heard this one befo...

    I hope you will not fall off your chair if I tell you that you have read this story before. Maybe once, or twice, or a hundred of times, but you most certainly have. Girl loses kingdom and family. Girl wants kingdom back and boy helps her. Girl manipulates her way surprisingly m...

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?My name is Theodosia Eirene Houzzara, Queen of Astrea, and I will endure this.? Friends, I couldn?t put this down. This was such an addicting and captivating read. This was the first book of 2018 th...

    Loved it!!! Mel ??? ...

    This was a pretty dark and politically twisty fantasy, and I was pretty sold! I mean, I actually thought it'd be much darker (omg I'm so sorry) aaand I loved the beginning and less so the end (Y U EXIST LOVE TRIANGLE) but it had powerful magic and freaking awesome world building and I ...

    EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK. IT IS PHENOMENAL. Theo is so strong, and actually a normal character who relates to things normally which i loved, felt i could relate to her a little better. Magic, kings, war and spying. i could barely put it down! I'm so excited for the sequel...

    Phew, okay. This was such a heavy book! I'm going to leave off a rating because of the amount of triggers in this book. It was verrry difficult for me to get through because of the pain/abuse/etc. There are some powerful themes woven throughout, and I'm not saying any of this to de...

    Please tell me "Prinz" is a typo in the synopsis and that it's not how they spell prince bc I don't think I could cope with that tbh xD ----------- pssssstt i know it's german for prince now. thanks(: ...

    Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian is the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Ash Princess Trilogy. This is one that is on the darker side with violence, abuse, slavery and a hint of rape so beware to those with issues with these triggers. There is also a hint of a love triangle...

    So glad I read this book. Really enjoyed the politics, magic and character in this one. I also could not predict what was to happen in the story. Something that is rare for me these days. Regardless if it took me a week to finish I would happily read this one over and over. ...

    "We are not defined by the things we do in order to survive." This book definitely helped pull me out of my book funk, so praise ? *Review to come* ...

    I'm just going to open up and say this book is just a jumbo of every other YA fantasy book thrown together, especially Ruined by Amy Tintera, which is a book that I loved. It also had Red Queen vibes. I think if this would have been my first YA fantasy book, I would have probably liked...

    This dark YA fantasy is the debut novel of Laura Sebastian, it is the first of a planned trilogy. 16 year old Theodosia Houzzara has suffered the nightmare of 10 long years as a prisoner of the Kalovaxians and the tyrant King Kaiser. Her mother, the Queen, was murdered in front of her ...

    DNF. I ended up skimming towards the end so I left off a rating. I think this book had potential and could've pulled off all of the abuse, torture, and generally horrible world Theo faced, but it mostly turned into a super depressing & forgettable read instead. By 20% it was sti...

  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
    Aug 19, 2017

    Is it better to have your life ended by someone who hates you or someone who loves you? Ash Princess has a heroine desperately trying to reclaim her stolen throne, a mindlessly evil tyrant who stole said throne, and a love triangle... What's that, you say? You've heard this one befo...

    I hope you will not fall off your chair if I tell you that you have read this story before. Maybe once, or twice, or a hundred of times, but you most certainly have. Girl loses kingdom and family. Girl wants kingdom back and boy helps her. Girl manipulates her way surprisingly m...

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?My name is Theodosia Eirene Houzzara, Queen of Astrea, and I will endure this.? Friends, I couldn?t put this down. This was such an addicting and captivating read. This was the first book of 2018 th...

    Loved it!!! Mel ??? ...

    This was a pretty dark and politically twisty fantasy, and I was pretty sold! I mean, I actually thought it'd be much darker (omg I'm so sorry) aaand I loved the beginning and less so the end (Y U EXIST LOVE TRIANGLE) but it had powerful magic and freaking awesome world building and I ...

    EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK. IT IS PHENOMENAL. Theo is so strong, and actually a normal character who relates to things normally which i loved, felt i could relate to her a little better. Magic, kings, war and spying. i could barely put it down! I'm so excited for the sequel...

    Phew, okay. This was such a heavy book! I'm going to leave off a rating because of the amount of triggers in this book. It was verrry difficult for me to get through because of the pain/abuse/etc. There are some powerful themes woven throughout, and I'm not saying any of this to de...

  • Melanie (mells_view)
    Apr 11, 2018

    Is it better to have your life ended by someone who hates you or someone who loves you? Ash Princess has a heroine desperately trying to reclaim her stolen throne, a mindlessly evil tyrant who stole said throne, and a love triangle... What's that, you say? You've heard this one befo...

    I hope you will not fall off your chair if I tell you that you have read this story before. Maybe once, or twice, or a hundred of times, but you most certainly have. Girl loses kingdom and family. Girl wants kingdom back and boy helps her. Girl manipulates her way surprisingly m...

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?My name is Theodosia Eirene Houzzara, Queen of Astrea, and I will endure this.? Friends, I couldn?t put this down. This was such an addicting and captivating read. This was the first book of 2018 th...

    Loved it!!! Mel ??? ...

    This was a pretty dark and politically twisty fantasy, and I was pretty sold! I mean, I actually thought it'd be much darker (omg I'm so sorry) aaand I loved the beginning and less so the end (Y U EXIST LOVE TRIANGLE) but it had powerful magic and freaking awesome world building and I ...

    EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK. IT IS PHENOMENAL. Theo is so strong, and actually a normal character who relates to things normally which i loved, felt i could relate to her a little better. Magic, kings, war and spying. i could barely put it down! I'm so excited for the sequel...

    Phew, okay. This was such a heavy book! I'm going to leave off a rating because of the amount of triggers in this book. It was verrry difficult for me to get through because of the pain/abuse/etc. There are some powerful themes woven throughout, and I'm not saying any of this to de...

    Please tell me "Prinz" is a typo in the synopsis and that it's not how they spell prince bc I don't think I could cope with that tbh xD ----------- pssssstt i know it's german for prince now. thanks(: ...

    Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian is the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Ash Princess Trilogy. This is one that is on the darker side with violence, abuse, slavery and a hint of rape so beware to those with issues with these triggers. There is also a hint of a love triangle...

    So glad I read this book. Really enjoyed the politics, magic and character in this one. I also could not predict what was to happen in the story. Something that is rare for me these days. Regardless if it took me a week to finish I would happily read this one over and over. ...

    "We are not defined by the things we do in order to survive." This book definitely helped pull me out of my book funk, so praise ? *Review to come* ...

    I'm just going to open up and say this book is just a jumbo of every other YA fantasy book thrown together, especially Ruined by Amy Tintera, which is a book that I loved. It also had Red Queen vibes. I think if this would have been my first YA fantasy book, I would have probably liked...

    This dark YA fantasy is the debut novel of Laura Sebastian, it is the first of a planned trilogy. 16 year old Theodosia Houzzara has suffered the nightmare of 10 long years as a prisoner of the Kalovaxians and the tyrant King Kaiser. Her mother, the Queen, was murdered in front of her ...

    DNF. I ended up skimming towards the end so I left off a rating. I think this book had potential and could've pulled off all of the abuse, torture, and generally horrible world Theo faced, but it mostly turned into a super depressing & forgettable read instead. By 20% it was sti...

    4 stars "Now it's time for a queen to rise." I'm gonna be honest: This was better than Red Queen I know, I know, that's such a bold claim to make. But I stand by it. Ash Princess was a surprisingly good read. I knew it had the same tropes as most YA fantasy does: Rebellion...

    *I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher (macmillan)* *This does not affect my views or opinions* To start off with, the writing was wonderful. It was so well written, it flowed so well, was descriptive, but not overly so. The pac...

    eARC provided by Netgalley and publisher to read and review. Thank you!! Tough review to write. I think people will like this, but I personally...didn't. It is a debut novel, and for that, is well-written, and impressive. The story and the characters just never clicked with me. I...

    Happy book birthday, Laura! (Yeah, I'm a few days late but I was there for it on Twitter lol) Ya'll NEED to read this it was so good ? This amazing author hasn't even had her book released yet and is being attacked on Twitter by some troll. Let's try and show our love and suppor...

    My mother was known as the Fire Queen, regal and strong. But I am the Ash Princess, a living joke. From the get-go, I want you to know that this book isn't very original. It's a combination of the tropes that we encounter in YA fantasy, such as evil monarchs, warring kingdoms, and l...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. There are enough princesses in the YA literature world. Do we really need more?Maybe we do need more princesses like this one Full review posted. ..........................................................................................

    Actual rating 4.5 stars. Theodosia is the last remaining heir of a vanquished country but now she is owned by her conquerors. Paraded around as the Ash Princess, for all she now truly rules has been burnt to its roots, and whipped for every misdemeanour of her enslaved people, her t...

    I enjoyed Ash Princess. It is a fantasy YA novel with dark themes, a trope-y triangle romance (which I usually dislike, but didn?t mind here), and a heroine who isn?t a typical ?fighter.? I will say that this one is a slow build, and there is a bunch of ?world building? tha...

  • She  Always Reads
    Dec 27, 2017

    Is it better to have your life ended by someone who hates you or someone who loves you? Ash Princess has a heroine desperately trying to reclaim her stolen throne, a mindlessly evil tyrant who stole said throne, and a love triangle... What's that, you say? You've heard this one befo...

    I hope you will not fall off your chair if I tell you that you have read this story before. Maybe once, or twice, or a hundred of times, but you most certainly have. Girl loses kingdom and family. Girl wants kingdom back and boy helps her. Girl manipulates her way surprisingly m...

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?My name is Theodosia Eirene Houzzara, Queen of Astrea, and I will endure this.? Friends, I couldn?t put this down. This was such an addicting and captivating read. This was the first book of 2018 th...

    Loved it!!! Mel ??? ...

    This was a pretty dark and politically twisty fantasy, and I was pretty sold! I mean, I actually thought it'd be much darker (omg I'm so sorry) aaand I loved the beginning and less so the end (Y U EXIST LOVE TRIANGLE) but it had powerful magic and freaking awesome world building and I ...

    EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK. IT IS PHENOMENAL. Theo is so strong, and actually a normal character who relates to things normally which i loved, felt i could relate to her a little better. Magic, kings, war and spying. i could barely put it down! I'm so excited for the sequel...

    Phew, okay. This was such a heavy book! I'm going to leave off a rating because of the amount of triggers in this book. It was verrry difficult for me to get through because of the pain/abuse/etc. There are some powerful themes woven throughout, and I'm not saying any of this to de...

    Please tell me "Prinz" is a typo in the synopsis and that it's not how they spell prince bc I don't think I could cope with that tbh xD ----------- pssssstt i know it's german for prince now. thanks(: ...

    Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian is the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Ash Princess Trilogy. This is one that is on the darker side with violence, abuse, slavery and a hint of rape so beware to those with issues with these triggers. There is also a hint of a love triangle...

    So glad I read this book. Really enjoyed the politics, magic and character in this one. I also could not predict what was to happen in the story. Something that is rare for me these days. Regardless if it took me a week to finish I would happily read this one over and over. ...

    "We are not defined by the things we do in order to survive." This book definitely helped pull me out of my book funk, so praise ? *Review to come* ...

    I'm just going to open up and say this book is just a jumbo of every other YA fantasy book thrown together, especially Ruined by Amy Tintera, which is a book that I loved. It also had Red Queen vibes. I think if this would have been my first YA fantasy book, I would have probably liked...

    This dark YA fantasy is the debut novel of Laura Sebastian, it is the first of a planned trilogy. 16 year old Theodosia Houzzara has suffered the nightmare of 10 long years as a prisoner of the Kalovaxians and the tyrant King Kaiser. Her mother, the Queen, was murdered in front of her ...

    DNF. I ended up skimming towards the end so I left off a rating. I think this book had potential and could've pulled off all of the abuse, torture, and generally horrible world Theo faced, but it mostly turned into a super depressing & forgettable read instead. By 20% it was sti...

    4 stars "Now it's time for a queen to rise." I'm gonna be honest: This was better than Red Queen I know, I know, that's such a bold claim to make. But I stand by it. Ash Princess was a surprisingly good read. I knew it had the same tropes as most YA fantasy does: Rebellion...

    *I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher (macmillan)* *This does not affect my views or opinions* To start off with, the writing was wonderful. It was so well written, it flowed so well, was descriptive, but not overly so. The pac...

    eARC provided by Netgalley and publisher to read and review. Thank you!! Tough review to write. I think people will like this, but I personally...didn't. It is a debut novel, and for that, is well-written, and impressive. The story and the characters just never clicked with me. I...

    Happy book birthday, Laura! (Yeah, I'm a few days late but I was there for it on Twitter lol) Ya'll NEED to read this it was so good ? This amazing author hasn't even had her book released yet and is being attacked on Twitter by some troll. Let's try and show our love and suppor...

    My mother was known as the Fire Queen, regal and strong. But I am the Ash Princess, a living joke. From the get-go, I want you to know that this book isn't very original. It's a combination of the tropes that we encounter in YA fantasy, such as evil monarchs, warring kingdoms, and l...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. There are enough princesses in the YA literature world. Do we really need more?Maybe we do need more princesses like this one Full review posted. ..........................................................................................

    Actual rating 4.5 stars. Theodosia is the last remaining heir of a vanquished country but now she is owned by her conquerors. Paraded around as the Ash Princess, for all she now truly rules has been burnt to its roots, and whipped for every misdemeanour of her enslaved people, her t...

    I enjoyed Ash Princess. It is a fantasy YA novel with dark themes, a trope-y triangle romance (which I usually dislike, but didn?t mind here), and a heroine who isn?t a typical ?fighter.? I will say that this one is a slow build, and there is a bunch of ?world building? tha...

    Buddy read with my least favorite person ...

    Wow. I definitely didn't expect this story to be as amazing as it was, it blew me away. I thought it was going to follow a typical YA fantasy plotline, but it was so much more. There were touches which made it original and captivating, so much so that I think I loved it as much as I do...

    This is just not happening right now, but I do think I'll genuinely enjoy this some other time, so I'm setting it aside for a bit! ...

    i have a childish review of this book on my blog which i wanted to rewrite but can't bc i forgot most of this book. so there's that first thing: completely unmemorable. i've said this about everless, and i'll say it again about ash princess: if you don't read this, you are not missi...

    Ash Princess follows the typical story of a princess whose kingdom was stolen from her as a child and now she's trying to fight for it back, BUT it is well executed with some great characters. I was hooked from the beginning. Since her kingdom was overthrown when she was a child, Th...

    Rating - 2.5 stars. Ah, how disappointing. RTC closer to release date. ...

    As I sit here pondering my thoughts of Ash Princess the theme song just plays through my mind. As soon as I picked this book up and until I reached the final word I declared Sit still, Look pretty by Daya to be the theme song for Ash Princess. Maybe it?s just me, but I found the lyri...

  • beth
    May 12, 2018

    Is it better to have your life ended by someone who hates you or someone who loves you? Ash Princess has a heroine desperately trying to reclaim her stolen throne, a mindlessly evil tyrant who stole said throne, and a love triangle... What's that, you say? You've heard this one befo...

    I hope you will not fall off your chair if I tell you that you have read this story before. Maybe once, or twice, or a hundred of times, but you most certainly have. Girl loses kingdom and family. Girl wants kingdom back and boy helps her. Girl manipulates her way surprisingly m...

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?My name is Theodosia Eirene Houzzara, Queen of Astrea, and I will endure this.? Friends, I couldn?t put this down. This was such an addicting and captivating read. This was the first book of 2018 th...

    Loved it!!! Mel ??? ...

    This was a pretty dark and politically twisty fantasy, and I was pretty sold! I mean, I actually thought it'd be much darker (omg I'm so sorry) aaand I loved the beginning and less so the end (Y U EXIST LOVE TRIANGLE) but it had powerful magic and freaking awesome world building and I ...

    EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK. IT IS PHENOMENAL. Theo is so strong, and actually a normal character who relates to things normally which i loved, felt i could relate to her a little better. Magic, kings, war and spying. i could barely put it down! I'm so excited for the sequel...

    Phew, okay. This was such a heavy book! I'm going to leave off a rating because of the amount of triggers in this book. It was verrry difficult for me to get through because of the pain/abuse/etc. There are some powerful themes woven throughout, and I'm not saying any of this to de...

    Please tell me "Prinz" is a typo in the synopsis and that it's not how they spell prince bc I don't think I could cope with that tbh xD ----------- pssssstt i know it's german for prince now. thanks(: ...

    Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian is the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Ash Princess Trilogy. This is one that is on the darker side with violence, abuse, slavery and a hint of rape so beware to those with issues with these triggers. There is also a hint of a love triangle...

    So glad I read this book. Really enjoyed the politics, magic and character in this one. I also could not predict what was to happen in the story. Something that is rare for me these days. Regardless if it took me a week to finish I would happily read this one over and over. ...

    "We are not defined by the things we do in order to survive." This book definitely helped pull me out of my book funk, so praise ? *Review to come* ...

    I'm just going to open up and say this book is just a jumbo of every other YA fantasy book thrown together, especially Ruined by Amy Tintera, which is a book that I loved. It also had Red Queen vibes. I think if this would have been my first YA fantasy book, I would have probably liked...

    This dark YA fantasy is the debut novel of Laura Sebastian, it is the first of a planned trilogy. 16 year old Theodosia Houzzara has suffered the nightmare of 10 long years as a prisoner of the Kalovaxians and the tyrant King Kaiser. Her mother, the Queen, was murdered in front of her ...

    DNF. I ended up skimming towards the end so I left off a rating. I think this book had potential and could've pulled off all of the abuse, torture, and generally horrible world Theo faced, but it mostly turned into a super depressing & forgettable read instead. By 20% it was sti...

    4 stars "Now it's time for a queen to rise." I'm gonna be honest: This was better than Red Queen I know, I know, that's such a bold claim to make. But I stand by it. Ash Princess was a surprisingly good read. I knew it had the same tropes as most YA fantasy does: Rebellion...

    *I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher (macmillan)* *This does not affect my views or opinions* To start off with, the writing was wonderful. It was so well written, it flowed so well, was descriptive, but not overly so. The pac...

    eARC provided by Netgalley and publisher to read and review. Thank you!! Tough review to write. I think people will like this, but I personally...didn't. It is a debut novel, and for that, is well-written, and impressive. The story and the characters just never clicked with me. I...

    Happy book birthday, Laura! (Yeah, I'm a few days late but I was there for it on Twitter lol) Ya'll NEED to read this it was so good ? This amazing author hasn't even had her book released yet and is being attacked on Twitter by some troll. Let's try and show our love and suppor...

    My mother was known as the Fire Queen, regal and strong. But I am the Ash Princess, a living joke. From the get-go, I want you to know that this book isn't very original. It's a combination of the tropes that we encounter in YA fantasy, such as evil monarchs, warring kingdoms, and l...

    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. There are enough princesses in the YA literature world. Do we really need more?Maybe we do need more princesses like this one Full review posted. ..........................................................................................

    Actual rating 4.5 stars. Theodosia is the last remaining heir of a vanquished country but now she is owned by her conquerors. Paraded around as the Ash Princess, for all she now truly rules has been burnt to its roots, and whipped for every misdemeanour of her enslaved people, her t...

    I enjoyed Ash Princess. It is a fantasy YA novel with dark themes, a trope-y triangle romance (which I usually dislike, but didn?t mind here), and a heroine who isn?t a typical ?fighter.? I will say that this one is a slow build, and there is a bunch of ?world building? tha...

    Buddy read with my least favorite person ...

    Wow. I definitely didn't expect this story to be as amazing as it was, it blew me away. I thought it was going to follow a typical YA fantasy plotline, but it was so much more. There were touches which made it original and captivating, so much so that I think I loved it as much as I do...

    This is just not happening right now, but I do think I'll genuinely enjoy this some other time, so I'm setting it aside for a bit! ...

    i have a childish review of this book on my blog which i wanted to rewrite but can't bc i forgot most of this book. so there's that first thing: completely unmemorable. i've said this about everless, and i'll say it again about ash princess: if you don't read this, you are not missi...

    Ash Princess follows the typical story of a princess whose kingdom was stolen from her as a child and now she's trying to fight for it back, BUT it is well executed with some great characters. I was hooked from the beginning. Since her kingdom was overthrown when she was a child, Th...

    Rating - 2.5 stars. Ah, how disappointing. RTC closer to release date. ...

  • Sh3lly ⚔ tired of damaged heroines ⚔
    Jan 19, 2018

    Is it better to have your life ended by someone who hates you or someone who loves you? Ash Princess has a heroine desperately trying to reclaim her stolen throne, a mindlessly evil tyrant who stole said throne, and a love triangle... What's that, you say? You've heard this one befo...

    I hope you will not fall off your chair if I tell you that you have read this story before. Maybe once, or twice, or a hundred of times, but you most certainly have. Girl loses kingdom and family. Girl wants kingdom back and boy helps her. Girl manipulates her way surprisingly m...

    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. ?My name is Theodosia Eirene Houzzara, Queen of Astrea, and I will endure this.? Friends, I couldn?t put this down. This was such an addicting and captivating read. This was the first book of 2018 th...

    Loved it!!! Mel ??? ...

    This was a pretty dark and politically twisty fantasy, and I was pretty sold! I mean, I actually thought it'd be much darker (omg I'm so sorry) aaand I loved the beginning and less so the end (Y U EXIST LOVE TRIANGLE) but it had powerful magic and freaking awesome world building and I ...

    EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK. IT IS PHENOMENAL. Theo is so strong, and actually a normal character who relates to things normally which i loved, felt i could relate to her a little better. Magic, kings, war and spying. i could barely put it down! I'm so excited for the sequel...

    Phew, okay. This was such a heavy book! I'm going to leave off a rating because of the amount of triggers in this book. It was verrry difficult for me to get through because of the pain/abuse/etc. There are some powerful themes woven throughout, and I'm not saying any of this to de...

    Please tell me "Prinz" is a typo in the synopsis and that it's not how they spell prince bc I don't think I could cope with that tbh xD ----------- pssssstt i know it's german for prince now. thanks(: ...

    Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian is the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Ash Princess Trilogy. This is one that is on the darker side with violence, abuse, slavery and a hint of rape so beware to those with issues with these triggers. There is also a hint of a love triangle...

    So glad I read this book. Really enjoyed the politics, magic and character in this one. I also could not predict what was to happen in the story. Something that is rare for me these days. Regardless if it took me a week to finish I would happily read this one over and over. ...

    "We are not defined by the things we do in order to survive." This book definitely helped pull me out of my book funk, so praise ? *Review to come* ...

    I'm just going to open up and say this book is just a jumbo of every other YA fantasy book thrown together, especially Ruined by Amy Tintera, which is a book that I loved. It also had Red Queen vibes. I think if this would have been my first YA fantasy book, I would have probably liked...

    This dark YA fantasy is the debut novel of Laura Sebastian, it is the first of a planned trilogy. 16 year old Theodosia Houzzara has suffered the nightmare of 10 long years as a prisoner of the Kalovaxians and the tyrant King Kaiser. Her mother, the Queen, was murdered in front of her ...

    DNF. I ended up skimming towards the end so I left off a rating. I think this book had potential and could've pulled off all of the abuse, torture, and generally horrible world Theo faced, but it mostly turned into a super depressing & forgettable read instead. By 20% it was sti...

    4 stars "Now it's time for a queen to rise." I'm gonna be honest: This was better than Red Queen I know, I know, that's such a bold claim to make. But I stand by it. Ash Princess was a surprisingly good read. I knew it had the same tropes as most YA fantasy does: Rebellion...

    *I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher (macmillan)* *This does not affect my views or opinions* To start off with, the writing was wonderful. It was so well written, it flowed so well, was descriptive, but not overly so. The pac...

    eARC provided by Netgalley and publisher to read and review. Thank you!! Tough review to write. I think people will like this, but I personally...didn't. It is a debut novel, and for that, is well-written, and impressive. The story and the characters just never clicked with me. I...