Review: Snow Like Ashes, Sara Raasch

October 5, 2014 Reviews 6 ★★★★½

Review: Snow Like Ashes, Sara RaaschSnow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Series: Snow Like Ashes #1
Published by Balzer + Bray on October 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 432
Source: Edelweiss
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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.

This is Philippa’s and Angelya’s joint review of Snow Like Ashes. This is an excerpt from Episode 14 of Tea in the Treetops podcast, recorded on September 26, 2014.

You can find links to all our podcast episodes on the main podcast page.

Philippa’s rating – four-half-stars I loved this one!  Found it a bit slow for the first quarter but then I couldn’t put it down.

Angelya’s rating – four-stars – Very enjoyable reading, but I found it all wrapped up too neatly and the prince was too perfect!


Email | Goodreads | | Twitter | Instagram Philippa lives in Brisbane, Australia with her partner and two daughters. She is an avid reader and reviewer of Young Adult literature as well as being a student midwife, closet geek, procrastibaker and coffee addict.

6 Responses to “Review: Snow Like Ashes, Sara Raasch”

  1. Emily Crowell

    I loved this book too, and I would have to agree that the prince was a little too perfect… But that didn’t stop me from loving him!

  2. Aline Tobing

    I’m in the middle of translating this book and can’t wait for the sequel! Meira rocks! 🙂

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