Book Review: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
The Kingdom of Winter fell sixteen years ago. Its people were made slaves but eight escaped determined to regain their kingdom.
Meira was orphaned sixteen years ago when the Kingdom fell and now she is a refugee training to be a warrior. Desperately in love with her best friend and future King, Meira will do anything to restore Winter to power despite the fact that she has never been there. So, when scouts find the location of an ancient locket which can restore Winter and help its people, Meira decides to find it and prove that she can do something to benefit her kingdom. But everything does not turn out as she imagined and soon she is caught up in a web of politics and evil magic. On her journey, she realizes that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.
This book was amazing and unique! The world was wonderful and intriguing because of the seasons and varying cultures. The characters were exceptionally developed. However, the main character got on my nerves sometimes. At first, she seemed like a lovesick cow which was highly annoying but as her journey started she forgot about Mather, the King. As the book continued she freaked out a little too much about the fact that Mather and Sir were pushing her destiny onto her. Despite that the book was phenomenal and I am so excited to read the next books in the series.