Ash

Ash

Cinderella retold In the wake of her father's death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she bel...

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Title:Ash
Author:Malinda Lo
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ISBN:0316040096
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:264 pages

Ash Reviews

  • Kristi
    Apr 24, 2009
    What a outstanding debut novel! Malinda Lo absolutely blew me away. The writing was elegant, beautifully lyrical. Malinda has this unbelievable talent for detail and atmospheric setting. She captures the very essence of the world she created. I just felt like I was there.Characterization was fantast...
  • The Holy Terror
    Aug 21, 2009
    What starts out as a simple retelling of Cinderella turns into so much more, and the Prince is all but forgotten ...If you know the story of Cinderella then you know most of the beginning of the book, but somewhere near the middle it starts to veer off on its own path. Ash has a fairy(godfather?) wh...
  • Heather
    Sep 12, 2009
    The GoodReads five-star rating system isn't perfect because some books (like, say, pretty much all Fitzgerald and Salinger) get five stars because I think they're just freaking brilliant writing; while other books (like, say, Bridget Jones's Diary and the Traveling Pants books) get five stars becaus...
  • karen
    Oct 26, 2010
    goddamn it, this was my bright shiny hope for gay YA week! this was the one i was banking on to be my best "assigned-but-loved-the-whole-time-i-was-reading-it-and-this-is-why-i-am-paying-for-grad-school-discovery." a lesbian retelling of cinderella?? sign me up! i've already read what robert coover ...
  • Kristy
    Nov 02, 2010
    No, No, No, No, No!!!!Cinderella is not a lesbian!!! Ack, she is suppsed to fall in love with Prince charming and be doted on by silly little mice. This is a crock! I had a hard time getting into this in the beginning, then the middle hooked me for a hot minute, but the end is such a hot mess I can'...
  • branewurms
    Apr 17, 2011
    eta: You know, I figured when I wrote this "review" that I had made it sufficiently ridiculous and over-the-top that no one on Earth could possibly take it seriously. I mean, I claim that DISNEY INVENTED CINDERELLA, people. And then there's the link at the end labeled "real review here", which shoul...
  • Tatiana
    Nov 07, 2011
    I will pick Disney's version of Cinderella over Ash any day and without the slightest hesitation. For a book with such a provocative, potentially controversial premise, Ash is dreadfully, painfully dull and lacking in strong emotion and vibrant characters. This retelling is both familiar and slightl...
  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
    May 07, 2015
    *3.5/5...
  • Riley
    Jul 21, 2016
    This is the fairytale I always wanted ...
  • Lola  Reviewer
    Dec 06, 2016
    Lesbian retelling of the beloved CINDERELLA fairy tale. What a lovely book. It’s beautifully-written, beautifully-told and so interesting.Although the beginning begs the question, ‘‘Is this really a retelling?’’ meaning that it’s far too similar to the original story, t...