Cinderella retoldIn 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... show more
Cinderella retoldIn 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 believes that her wish may be granted.The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King's Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of chasing fairies, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa. Though their friendship is as delicate as a new bloom, it reawakens Ash's capacity for love-and her desire to live. But Sidhean has already claimed Ash for his own, and she must make a choice between fairy tale dreams and true love.Entrancing, empowering, and romantic, Ash is about the connection between life and love, and solitude and death, where transformation can come from even the deepest grief.
Publish date: September 1st 2009
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 264
Edition language: English
Loved this story, a fresh fairytale with familiarity and a sensuous style that swept me away into a world of thrilling and luxurious fantasy, I finished it in one day.
A twisted fairy tale based upon 'Cinderella'.
Entertaining read; not outstanding, but also not uninspired. This would have led to 2.5 stars (= mediocre), but there was one fact that I really enjoyed: same-gender relationships were not depicted as a taboo, scandalous or even something special, but as something utterly normal. I really liked that...
Spoiler Rating: High Hey Katie, I won't lie; I rushed through Ash years ago, and didn't particularly like it. It was marketed to me as a lesbian Cinderella story, and if there are two things that'll perk my ears up, it's lesbian characters and Cinderella stories. So I settled down with Ash and a...
You have no idea how much I wanted to love Ash. I mean, a Cinderella retelling where Cinderella (Ash) is a lesbian? Count me in! For sure!For such an interesting and original premise, Ash was pretty dull. Pretty much NOTHING happens throughout the whole book. There is no conflict that has to be reso...