Ash Princess

Ash Princess

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
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 Reviews

  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Jun 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...

    Edit: I accidentally read this as Ass Princess and that?s what I?ll always see when I look at this title. This book is everything I wanted Red Queen to be. ??????? What a fantastic debut. I loved this so much, I deadass want to reread it and experience all t...

    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...

    So earlier this year I took a trip to the south of France, notably the Prigord, which is filled with lovely relaxed people with sun-kissed skin and floaty skirts, a nice contrast to my jumpy pasty ass (I was in the middle of an existential crisis and musing over whether or not to qui...

    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...

    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(: ...

    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. ...

    --2.5 stars-- This book was... fine. It wasn't horrible, it wasn't particularly great, it was just okay. It reads like literally any YA fantasy book you've ever read. If you're looking for something groundbreaking or innovative, then there's nothing to see here. It felt like the aut...

    "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...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest In YA, everyone piles onto the bandwagon of the latest trends. A few years ago it was dystopian fiction but now we've a glut of fantasy on our hands. As someone who loves fantasy, this should be a good thing, but the YA ma...

  • 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...

    Edit: I accidentally read this as Ass Princess and that?s what I?ll always see when I look at this title. This book is everything I wanted Red Queen to be. ??????? What a fantastic debut. I loved this so much, I deadass want to reread it and experience all t...

    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...

    So earlier this year I took a trip to the south of France, notably the Prigord, which is filled with lovely relaxed people with sun-kissed skin and floaty skirts, a nice contrast to my jumpy pasty ass (I was in the middle of an existential crisis and musing over whether or not to qui...

    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...

    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(: ...

    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. ...

    --2.5 stars-- This book was... fine. It wasn't horrible, it wasn't particularly great, it was just okay. It reads like literally any YA fantasy book you've ever read. If you're looking for something groundbreaking or innovative, then there's nothing to see here. It felt like the aut...

    "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* ...

  • Kiki
    Aug 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...

    Edit: I accidentally read this as Ass Princess and that?s what I?ll always see when I look at this title. This book is everything I wanted Red Queen to be. ??????? What a fantastic debut. I loved this so much, I deadass want to reread it and experience all t...

    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...

    So earlier this year I took a trip to the south of France, notably the Prigord, which is filled with lovely relaxed people with sun-kissed skin and floaty skirts, a nice contrast to my jumpy pasty ass (I was in the middle of an existential crisis and musing over whether or not to qui...

  • 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...

  • shady boots | #WatchPOSE
    Jun 28, 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...

    Edit: I accidentally read this as Ass Princess and that?s what I?ll always see when I look at this title. This book is everything I wanted Red Queen to be. ??????? What a fantastic debut. I loved this so much, I deadass want to reread it and experience all t...

    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...

    So earlier this year I took a trip to the south of France, notably the Prigord, which is filled with lovely relaxed people with sun-kissed skin and floaty skirts, a nice contrast to my jumpy pasty ass (I was in the middle of an existential crisis and musing over whether or not to qui...

    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...

    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(: ...

    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. ...

    --2.5 stars-- This book was... fine. It wasn't horrible, it wasn't particularly great, it was just okay. It reads like literally any YA fantasy book you've ever read. If you're looking for something groundbreaking or innovative, then there's nothing to see here. It felt like the aut...

  • Heather 'Bookables'
    Jun 25, 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...

    Edit: I accidentally read this as Ass Princess and that?s what I?ll always see when I look at this title. This book is everything I wanted Red Queen to be. ??????? What a fantastic debut. I loved this so much, I deadass want to reread it and experience all t...

    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...

    So earlier this year I took a trip to the south of France, notably the Prigord, which is filled with lovely relaxed people with sun-kissed skin and floaty skirts, a nice contrast to my jumpy pasty ass (I was in the middle of an existential crisis and musing over whether or not to qui...

    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...

    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(: ...

    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. ...

    --2.5 stars-- This book was... fine. It wasn't horrible, it wasn't particularly great, it was just okay. It reads like literally any YA fantasy book you've ever read. If you're looking for something groundbreaking or innovative, then there's nothing to see here. It felt like the aut...

    "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...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest In YA, everyone piles onto the bandwagon of the latest trends. A few years ago it was dystopian fiction but now we've a glut of fantasy on our hands. As someone who loves fantasy, this should be a good thing, but the YA ma...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    *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...

    3 1/2 ...

  • 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...

    Edit: I accidentally read this as Ass Princess and that?s what I?ll always see when I look at this title. This book is everything I wanted Red Queen to be. ??????? What a fantastic debut. I loved this so much, I deadass want to reread it and experience all t...

    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...

    So earlier this year I took a trip to the south of France, notably the Prigord, which is filled with lovely relaxed people with sun-kissed skin and floaty skirts, a nice contrast to my jumpy pasty ass (I was in the middle of an existential crisis and musing over whether or not to qui...

    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...

    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(: ...

    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. ...

    --2.5 stars-- This book was... fine. It wasn't horrible, it wasn't particularly great, it was just okay. It reads like literally any YA fantasy book you've ever read. If you're looking for something groundbreaking or innovative, then there's nothing to see here. It felt like the aut...

    "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...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest In YA, everyone piles onto the bandwagon of the latest trends. A few years ago it was dystopian fiction but now we've a glut of fantasy on our hands. As someone who loves fantasy, this should be a good thing, but the YA ma...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    *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...

    3 1/2 ...

    2.5/3 stars This wasn't horrible but the similarities to Ruined by Amy Tintera are so much that I am side-eyeing a bit. The plots and characters were almost identical. The romance played a big part in this book and it was so bland I ended up skimming those scenes. I probably w...

    I have 0 feelings for this book. I don't even know how to rate it ;-; ...

    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...

    Edit: I accidentally read this as Ass Princess and that?s what I?ll always see when I look at this title. This book is everything I wanted Red Queen to be. ??????? What a fantastic debut. I loved this so much, I deadass want to reread it and experience all t...

    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
    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...

  • 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...

    Edit: I accidentally read this as Ass Princess and that?s what I?ll always see when I look at this title. This book is everything I wanted Red Queen to be. ??????? What a fantastic debut. I loved this so much, I deadass want to reread it and experience all t...

    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...

    So earlier this year I took a trip to the south of France, notably the Prigord, which is filled with lovely relaxed people with sun-kissed skin and floaty skirts, a nice contrast to my jumpy pasty ass (I was in the middle of an existential crisis and musing over whether or not to qui...

    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...

    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(: ...

    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...

    Edit: I accidentally read this as Ass Princess and that?s what I?ll always see when I look at this title. This book is everything I wanted Red Queen to be. ??????? What a fantastic debut. I loved this so much, I deadass want to reread it and experience all t...

    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...

    So earlier this year I took a trip to the south of France, notably the Prigord, which is filled with lovely relaxed people with sun-kissed skin and floaty skirts, a nice contrast to my jumpy pasty ass (I was in the middle of an existential crisis and musing over whether or not to qui...

    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...

    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...

    Edit: I accidentally read this as Ass Princess and that?s what I?ll always see when I look at this title. This book is everything I wanted Red Queen to be. ??????? What a fantastic debut. I loved this so much, I deadass want to reread it and experience all t...

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

  • Riley
    Jun 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...

    Edit: I accidentally read this as Ass Princess and that?s what I?ll always see when I look at this title. This book is everything I wanted Red Queen to be. ??????? What a fantastic debut. I loved this so much, I deadass want to reread it and experience all t...

    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...

    So earlier this year I took a trip to the south of France, notably the Prigord, which is filled with lovely relaxed people with sun-kissed skin and floaty skirts, a nice contrast to my jumpy pasty ass (I was in the middle of an existential crisis and musing over whether or not to qui...

    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...

    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(: ...

    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. ...

    --2.5 stars-- This book was... fine. It wasn't horrible, it wasn't particularly great, it was just okay. It reads like literally any YA fantasy book you've ever read. If you're looking for something groundbreaking or innovative, then there's nothing to see here. It felt like the aut...

    "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...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest In YA, everyone piles onto the bandwagon of the latest trends. A few years ago it was dystopian fiction but now we've a glut of fantasy on our hands. As someone who loves fantasy, this should be a good thing, but the YA ma...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    *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...

    3 1/2 ...

    2.5/3 stars This wasn't horrible but the similarities to Ruined by Amy Tintera are so much that I am side-eyeing a bit. The plots and characters were almost identical. The romance played a big part in this book and it was so bland I ended up skimming those scenes. I probably w...

  • Sana
    Feb 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...

    Edit: I accidentally read this as Ass Princess and that?s what I?ll always see when I look at this title. This book is everything I wanted Red Queen to be. ??????? What a fantastic debut. I loved this so much, I deadass want to reread it and experience all t...

  • 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...

    Edit: I accidentally read this as Ass Princess and that?s what I?ll always see when I look at this title. This book is everything I wanted Red Queen to be. ??????? What a fantastic debut. I loved this so much, I deadass want to reread it and experience all t...

    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...

    Edit: I accidentally read this as Ass Princess and that?s what I?ll always see when I look at this title. This book is everything I wanted Red Queen to be. ??????? What a fantastic debut. I loved this so much, I deadass want to reread it and experience all t...

    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...

    So earlier this year I took a trip to the south of France, notably the Prigord, which is filled with lovely relaxed people with sun-kissed skin and floaty skirts, a nice contrast to my jumpy pasty ass (I was in the middle of an existential crisis and musing over whether or not to qui...

    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...

    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(: ...

    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. ...

    --2.5 stars-- This book was... fine. It wasn't horrible, it wasn't particularly great, it was just okay. It reads like literally any YA fantasy book you've ever read. If you're looking for something groundbreaking or innovative, then there's nothing to see here. It felt like the aut...

    "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...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest In YA, everyone piles onto the bandwagon of the latest trends. A few years ago it was dystopian fiction but now we've a glut of fantasy on our hands. As someone who loves fantasy, this should be a good thing, but the YA ma...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    *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...

    3 1/2 ...

    2.5/3 stars This wasn't horrible but the similarities to Ruined by Amy Tintera are so much that I am side-eyeing a bit. The plots and characters were almost identical. The romance played a big part in this book and it was so bland I ended up skimming those scenes. I probably w...

    I have 0 feelings for this book. I don't even know how to rate it ;-; ...

    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...

    Edit: I accidentally read this as Ass Princess and that?s what I?ll always see when I look at this title. This book is everything I wanted Red Queen to be. ??????? What a fantastic debut. I loved this so much, I deadass want to reread it and experience all t...

    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...

    So earlier this year I took a trip to the south of France, notably the Prigord, which is filled with lovely relaxed people with sun-kissed skin and floaty skirts, a nice contrast to my jumpy pasty ass (I was in the middle of an existential crisis and musing over whether or not to qui...

    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...

    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(: ...

    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. ...

    --2.5 stars-- This book was... fine. It wasn't horrible, it wasn't particularly great, it was just okay. It reads like literally any YA fantasy book you've ever read. If you're looking for something groundbreaking or innovative, then there's nothing to see here. It felt like the aut...

    "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...

    Edit: I accidentally read this as Ass Princess and that?s what I?ll always see when I look at this title. This book is everything I wanted Red Queen to be. ??????? What a fantastic debut. I loved this so much, I deadass want to reread it and experience all t...

    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...

    So earlier this year I took a trip to the south of France, notably the Prigord, which is filled with lovely relaxed people with sun-kissed skin and floaty skirts, a nice contrast to my jumpy pasty ass (I was in the middle of an existential crisis and musing over whether or not to qui...

    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...

    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(: ...

    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. ...

    --2.5 stars-- This book was... fine. It wasn't horrible, it wasn't particularly great, it was just okay. It reads like literally any YA fantasy book you've ever read. If you're looking for something groundbreaking or innovative, then there's nothing to see here. It felt like the aut...

    "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...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest In YA, everyone piles onto the bandwagon of the latest trends. A few years ago it was dystopian fiction but now we've a glut of fantasy on our hands. As someone who loves fantasy, this should be a good thing, but the YA ma...

    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 ...

    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...

    Edit: I accidentally read this as Ass Princess and that?s what I?ll always see when I look at this title. This book is everything I wanted Red Queen to be. ??????? What a fantastic debut. I loved this so much, I deadass want to reread it and experience all t...

    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...

    So earlier this year I took a trip to the south of France, notably the Prigord, which is filled with lovely relaxed people with sun-kissed skin and floaty skirts, a nice contrast to my jumpy pasty ass (I was in the middle of an existential crisis and musing over whether or not to qui...

    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...

    Edit: I accidentally read this as Ass Princess and that?s what I?ll always see when I look at this title. This book is everything I wanted Red Queen to be. ??????? What a fantastic debut. I loved this so much, I deadass want to reread it and experience all t...

    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...

    So earlier this year I took a trip to the south of France, notably the Prigord, which is filled with lovely relaxed people with sun-kissed skin and floaty skirts, a nice contrast to my jumpy pasty ass (I was in the middle of an existential crisis and musing over whether or not to qui...

    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...

    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(: ...

    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. ...

    --2.5 stars-- This book was... fine. It wasn't horrible, it wasn't particularly great, it was just okay. It reads like literally any YA fantasy book you've ever read. If you're looking for something groundbreaking or innovative, then there's nothing to see here. It felt like the aut...

    "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...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest In YA, everyone piles onto the bandwagon of the latest trends. A few years ago it was dystopian fiction but now we've a glut of fantasy on our hands. As someone who loves fantasy, this should be a good thing, but the YA ma...

    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...

    Edit: I accidentally read this as Ass Princess and that?s what I?ll always see when I look at this title. This book is everything I wanted Red Queen to be. ??????? What a fantastic debut. I loved this so much, I deadass want to reread it and experience all t...

    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...

    So earlier this year I took a trip to the south of France, notably the Prigord, which is filled with lovely relaxed people with sun-kissed skin and floaty skirts, a nice contrast to my jumpy pasty ass (I was in the middle of an existential crisis and musing over whether or not to qui...

    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...

    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(: ...

    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. ...

    --2.5 stars-- This book was... fine. It wasn't horrible, it wasn't particularly great, it was just okay. It reads like literally any YA fantasy book you've ever read. If you're looking for something groundbreaking or innovative, then there's nothing to see here. It felt like the aut...

    "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...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest In YA, everyone piles onto the bandwagon of the latest trends. A few years ago it was dystopian fiction but now we've a glut of fantasy on our hands. As someone who loves fantasy, this should be a good thing, but the YA ma...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    *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...

    Edit: I accidentally read this as Ass Princess and that?s what I?ll always see when I look at this title. This book is everything I wanted Red Queen to be. ??????? What a fantastic debut. I loved this so much, I deadass want to reread it and experience all t...

    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...

    So earlier this year I took a trip to the south of France, notably the Prigord, which is filled with lovely relaxed people with sun-kissed skin and floaty skirts, a nice contrast to my jumpy pasty ass (I was in the middle of an existential crisis and musing over whether or not to qui...

    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...

    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(: ...

    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. ...

    --2.5 stars-- This book was... fine. It wasn't horrible, it wasn't particularly great, it was just okay. It reads like literally any YA fantasy book you've ever read. If you're looking for something groundbreaking or innovative, then there's nothing to see here. It felt like the aut...

    "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...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest In YA, everyone piles onto the bandwagon of the latest trends. A few years ago it was dystopian fiction but now we've a glut of fantasy on our hands. As someone who loves fantasy, this should be a good thing, but the YA ma...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    *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...

    3 1/2 ...

    2.5/3 stars This wasn't horrible but the similarities to Ruined by Amy Tintera are so much that I am side-eyeing a bit. The plots and characters were almost identical. The romance played a big part in this book and it was so bland I ended up skimming those scenes. I probably w...

    I have 0 feelings for this book. I don't even know how to rate it ;-; ...

    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. ..........................................................................................

    I went into this with very high expectations, and for the most part, they were met. I highly enjoyed this one! Likes: - Would it even be a review by me if I didn't mention HOW GORGEOUS THAT COVER IS?! - Straight into the action! - World-building was SO good, and I just loved ever...

    This book surprised me. A lot. I went in expecting something fun, trope filled, and unoriginal. I expected something mediocre. And yes, it was trope filled. It certainly wasn't the most original thing I've ever read. But it also wasn't mediocre. The characters grabbed me right ...

    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...

  • 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...

    Edit: I accidentally read this as Ass Princess and that?s what I?ll always see when I look at this title. This book is everything I wanted Red Queen to be. ??????? What a fantastic debut. I loved this so much, I deadass want to reread it and experience all t...

    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...

    So earlier this year I took a trip to the south of France, notably the Prigord, which is filled with lovely relaxed people with sun-kissed skin and floaty skirts, a nice contrast to my jumpy pasty ass (I was in the middle of an existential crisis and musing over whether or not to qui...

    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...

    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(: ...

    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. ...

    --2.5 stars-- This book was... fine. It wasn't horrible, it wasn't particularly great, it was just okay. It reads like literally any YA fantasy book you've ever read. If you're looking for something groundbreaking or innovative, then there's nothing to see here. It felt like the aut...

    "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...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest In YA, everyone piles onto the bandwagon of the latest trends. A few years ago it was dystopian fiction but now we've a glut of fantasy on our hands. As someone who loves fantasy, this should be a good thing, but the YA ma...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    *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...

    Edit: I accidentally read this as Ass Princess and that?s what I?ll always see when I look at this title. This book is everything I wanted Red Queen to be. ??????? What a fantastic debut. I loved this so much, I deadass want to reread it and experience all t...

    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...

    So earlier this year I took a trip to the south of France, notably the Prigord, which is filled with lovely relaxed people with sun-kissed skin and floaty skirts, a nice contrast to my jumpy pasty ass (I was in the middle of an existential crisis and musing over whether or not to qui...

    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...

    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(: ...

    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. ...

    --2.5 stars-- This book was... fine. It wasn't horrible, it wasn't particularly great, it was just okay. It reads like literally any YA fantasy book you've ever read. If you're looking for something groundbreaking or innovative, then there's nothing to see here. It felt like the aut...

    "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...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest In YA, everyone piles onto the bandwagon of the latest trends. A few years ago it was dystopian fiction but now we've a glut of fantasy on our hands. As someone who loves fantasy, this should be a good thing, but the YA ma...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

  • Khadidja
    Jun 20, 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...

    Edit: I accidentally read this as Ass Princess and that?s what I?ll always see when I look at this title. This book is everything I wanted Red Queen to be. ??????? What a fantastic debut. I loved this so much, I deadass want to reread it and experience all t...

    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...

    So earlier this year I took a trip to the south of France, notably the Prigord, which is filled with lovely relaxed people with sun-kissed skin and floaty skirts, a nice contrast to my jumpy pasty ass (I was in the middle of an existential crisis and musing over whether or not to qui...

    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...

    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(: ...

    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. ...

    --2.5 stars-- This book was... fine. It wasn't horrible, it wasn't particularly great, it was just okay. It reads like literally any YA fantasy book you've ever read. If you're looking for something groundbreaking or innovative, then there's nothing to see here. It felt like the aut...

    "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...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest In YA, everyone piles onto the bandwagon of the latest trends. A few years ago it was dystopian fiction but now we've a glut of fantasy on our hands. As someone who loves fantasy, this should be a good thing, but the YA ma...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    *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...

    3 1/2 ...

    2.5/3 stars This wasn't horrible but the similarities to Ruined by Amy Tintera are so much that I am side-eyeing a bit. The plots and characters were almost identical. The romance played a big part in this book and it was so bland I ended up skimming those scenes. I probably w...

    I have 0 feelings for this book. I don't even know how to rate it ;-; ...

  • Lara (Bookish_turtle)
    Jun 29, 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...

    Edit: I accidentally read this as Ass Princess and that?s what I?ll always see when I look at this title. This book is everything I wanted Red Queen to be. ??????? What a fantastic debut. I loved this so much, I deadass want to reread it and experience all t...

    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...

    So earlier this year I took a trip to the south of France, notably the Prigord, which is filled with lovely relaxed people with sun-kissed skin and floaty skirts, a nice contrast to my jumpy pasty ass (I was in the middle of an existential crisis and musing over whether or not to qui...

    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...

    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(: ...

    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. ...

    --2.5 stars-- This book was... fine. It wasn't horrible, it wasn't particularly great, it was just okay. It reads like literally any YA fantasy book you've ever read. If you're looking for something groundbreaking or innovative, then there's nothing to see here. It felt like the aut...

    "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...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest In YA, everyone piles onto the bandwagon of the latest trends. A few years ago it was dystopian fiction but now we've a glut of fantasy on our hands. As someone who loves fantasy, this should be a good thing, but the YA ma...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    *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...

    3 1/2 ...

    2.5/3 stars This wasn't horrible but the similarities to Ruined by Amy Tintera are so much that I am side-eyeing a bit. The plots and characters were almost identical. The romance played a big part in this book and it was so bland I ended up skimming those scenes. I probably w...

    I have 0 feelings for this book. I don't even know how to rate it ;-; ...

    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. ..........................................................................................

    I went into this with very high expectations, and for the most part, they were met. I highly enjoyed this one! Likes: - Would it even be a review by me if I didn't mention HOW GORGEOUS THAT COVER IS?! - Straight into the action! - World-building was SO good, and I just loved ever...

  • Yusra  ✨
    Jul 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...

    Edit: I accidentally read this as Ass Princess and that?s what I?ll always see when I look at this title. This book is everything I wanted Red Queen to be. ??????? What a fantastic debut. I loved this so much, I deadass want to reread it and experience all t...

    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...

    So earlier this year I took a trip to the south of France, notably the Prigord, which is filled with lovely relaxed people with sun-kissed skin and floaty skirts, a nice contrast to my jumpy pasty ass (I was in the middle of an existential crisis and musing over whether or not to qui...

    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...

    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(: ...

    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. ...

    --2.5 stars-- This book was... fine. It wasn't horrible, it wasn't particularly great, it was just okay. It reads like literally any YA fantasy book you've ever read. If you're looking for something groundbreaking or innovative, then there's nothing to see here. It felt like the aut...

    "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...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest In YA, everyone piles onto the bandwagon of the latest trends. A few years ago it was dystopian fiction but now we've a glut of fantasy on our hands. As someone who loves fantasy, this should be a good thing, but the YA ma...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    *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...

    3 1/2 ...

    2.5/3 stars This wasn't horrible but the similarities to Ruined by Amy Tintera are so much that I am side-eyeing a bit. The plots and characters were almost identical. The romance played a big part in this book and it was so bland I ended up skimming those scenes. I probably w...

    I have 0 feelings for this book. I don't even know how to rate it ;-; ...

    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. ..........................................................................................

    I went into this with very high expectations, and for the most part, they were met. I highly enjoyed this one! Likes: - Would it even be a review by me if I didn't mention HOW GORGEOUS THAT COVER IS?! - Straight into the action! - World-building was SO good, and I just loved ever...

    This book surprised me. A lot. I went in expecting something fun, trope filled, and unoriginal. I expected something mediocre. And yes, it was trope filled. It certainly wasn't the most original thing I've ever read. But it also wasn't mediocre. The characters grabbed me right ...

    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...

    never before have I needed half stars so much. because this ain't a one star, but it ISN'T A TWO STAR EITHER. oh and if you missed it, sign this petition for half stars: https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/h... :)) a good 'ol rant review is on the way, folks. ...

  • Iris
    Aug 08, 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...

    Edit: I accidentally read this as Ass Princess and that?s what I?ll always see when I look at this title. This book is everything I wanted Red Queen to be. ??????? What a fantastic debut. I loved this so much, I deadass want to reread it and experience all t...

    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...

    So earlier this year I took a trip to the south of France, notably the Prigord, which is filled with lovely relaxed people with sun-kissed skin and floaty skirts, a nice contrast to my jumpy pasty ass (I was in the middle of an existential crisis and musing over whether or not to qui...

    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...

    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(: ...

    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. ...

    --2.5 stars-- This book was... fine. It wasn't horrible, it wasn't particularly great, it was just okay. It reads like literally any YA fantasy book you've ever read. If you're looking for something groundbreaking or innovative, then there's nothing to see here. It felt like the aut...

    "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...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest In YA, everyone piles onto the bandwagon of the latest trends. A few years ago it was dystopian fiction but now we've a glut of fantasy on our hands. As someone who loves fantasy, this should be a good thing, but the YA ma...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    *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...

    3 1/2 ...

    2.5/3 stars This wasn't horrible but the similarities to Ruined by Amy Tintera are so much that I am side-eyeing a bit. The plots and characters were almost identical. The romance played a big part in this book and it was so bland I ended up skimming those scenes. I probably w...

    I have 0 feelings for this book. I don't even know how to rate it ;-; ...

    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. ..........................................................................................

    I went into this with very high expectations, and for the most part, they were met. I highly enjoyed this one! Likes: - Would it even be a review by me if I didn't mention HOW GORGEOUS THAT COVER IS?! - Straight into the action! - World-building was SO good, and I just loved ever...

    This book surprised me. A lot. I went in expecting something fun, trope filled, and unoriginal. I expected something mediocre. And yes, it was trope filled. It certainly wasn't the most original thing I've ever read. But it also wasn't mediocre. The characters grabbed me right ...

  •  ⚔ Sh3lly - Grumpy Book Grrrl ⚔
    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...

    Edit: I accidentally read this as Ass Princess and that?s what I?ll always see when I look at this title. This book is everything I wanted Red Queen to be. ??????? What a fantastic debut. I loved this so much, I deadass want to reread it and experience all t...

    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...

    So earlier this year I took a trip to the south of France, notably the Prigord, which is filled with lovely relaxed people with sun-kissed skin and floaty skirts, a nice contrast to my jumpy pasty ass (I was in the middle of an existential crisis and musing over whether or not to qui...

    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...

    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(: ...

    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. ...

    --2.5 stars-- This book was... fine. It wasn't horrible, it wasn't particularly great, it was just okay. It reads like literally any YA fantasy book you've ever read. If you're looking for something groundbreaking or innovative, then there's nothing to see here. It felt like the aut...

    "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...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest In YA, everyone piles onto the bandwagon of the latest trends. A few years ago it was dystopian fiction but now we've a glut of fantasy on our hands. As someone who loves fantasy, this should be a good thing, but the YA ma...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    *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...