I’m sorry, I meant to get this up yesterday, but you know the drill, busy with life and Uni! As always, I’d like to thank everyone for their nice comments on my Top Ten Tuesday post, it was a hard one this week, so even though I did a different topic, it was interesting to see what those of you who did the actual topic came up with. Secondly, I’m back with a new Wishlist Wednesday (on a Thursday, but still, the post will be the same no matter what day it is!). For this week, I’ve decided to focus on a fantasy novel that I’m excited about reading (when I finally get around to it!), Snow Like Ashes.
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.
Since I love the Throne of Glass series so much, I’ve been looking for more high fantasy to read and Snow Like Ashes definitely seems to fit the bill. I love the idea of the different kingdoms in this book (as I’ve heard there are different kingdoms) because that means there is opportunity for great world building and I love good world building! Plus I love anything with magic and I’d definitely be interested to see what form the magic in this book takes. I’ve heard conflicting things about Meira, some people seem to say she’s a strong heroine, some people seem to say she’s whiny and not all that great, so I guess I’ll have to read and judge for myself whether I like her or not. I know there’s a love triangle in this, which makes me groan but if I avoided every YA book with a love triangle, I’d probably never read anything! Just from the synopsis, it seems like something I will love, so I’m really excited to read it (whenever I finally do, I may binge the whole series when the third book is released next year)!.
I will have another Wishlist Wednesday for you all next week, but in the meantime, my Thursday Quotables post should be up soon!