Genre- Fantasy, Young Adult
Release date- October 14th 2014
Published by- Balzer+Bray
Source from Goodreads-
A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making.
Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.
Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.
So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.
Review- 3.5 Stars
Meira is one of the eight survivors there only hope is to free the survivors of Winter.
This book is a re read for me as I tried reading Ice Like Fire which is the second book but i couldn’t remember anything that happened as it has been a while since i read Snow Like Ashes, what i did remember was that it was an okay read it didn’t wow i have to say the second time round i felt the same way.
This book is like every other book I have read recently, someone in love with who they shouldn’t be, an orphan, fighter and a crew.
Meira has had a rough child hood abandoned from birth, she is fighter which I like about her. The only thing was that she is determined to have her part in the crew she wants to go on missions but Sir won’t let her. I did really like her weapon chose though it wasn’t your usual blade but a chakram. I did really like Theron he isn’t your usual prince, he is very patient with Meira he makes sure she knows he is there for her but also Theron sees who is father truly is.
I did really like the couple of plot twists though which I wasn’t expecting. The writing style was simple for me, the pace was slow at first then it picked up a little towards the end, i did like the battle scenes though i thought they were written well. I thought that the characters had nothing really unique about them i don’t know that could be me but i don’t know i feel like something is missing.
Thank you for this ramble of a review i have heard good things about the last book in this series so hopefully i will enjoy them.
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