If you like books about an enslaved heroine who needs to start a rebellion to get her crown back, Ash Princess is for you! This book has gotten some hate due to it being just like every other book, but it’s honestly worth the read! The story reminded of the Red Queen in many ways but was different enough that it kept me entertained! This book could be triggering for some people; there is violence, rape (not graphic), and abuse.
Ash Princess is the first book written by Laura Sebastian, and I’m in love! This being her debut book, it’s so good, cliche, but amazing! One of my favorite things in this book is the love triangle! Theodosia develops feelings for a friend from her childhood, Blaise, and the prinz of the nation that took her captive, Søren. I love this triangle because there really isn’t someone that would be best for her. One is being overrun by power, and the other is the heir to the nation that enslaved her. I really love her relationship between her and Søren. Søren is like a lot of princes in books, he doesn’t like his father’s policies, wants to change the world, and wants peace. They are the typical, star-crossed lovers, but she will not admit that she is in love with him. She’s not even sure that it is true.
This book had a pretty dark side to it. The Kalovaxian have a history of going from place to place, killing, and enslaving people. As the book goes on, Theo learns that they also raped some of these people as well. The king also sews the mouth shut of the servants in the place. Not to mention the number of people that he has starving in the mines.
It did take me about 100 pages to get into the book, but once I got there, I couldn’t stop reading! I stayed up all night to read the book! I can’t wait to read the sequel Lady Smoke! I am hopeful that the sequel will stray away from all the other books like this, but keep its charm!
I’ve been waiting for this. The Hunger Games is like my Harry Potter (I am pretty obsessed with Harry Potter, though). When I heard rumors of this book, I was really hoping for Haymitch’s story. Like for real, how awesome would that be?! Sadly Susan Collins decided to give us the story of the first District 12 winner. I really think this book will be interesting, we are going to see what Panem looked like after the civil war. Maybe we can get to know some relatives of our favorite people? It’s Titled The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, what does that mean? What kind of story are we going to be getting ourselves into?
Let’s talk about this cover! It is something totally different than the rest of the books. The main books all have plain backgrounds and a picture of the mockingjay, so this cover was a big surprise! The green and black on the cover reminds me of a villain on a TV show like I’m going to be hypnotized! We also have a mocking jay, sitting on a branch, with a snake. I don’t even know what to think about this. Is the main charterer going to be sneaky? Is it to say there was a worse president than snow? SO MANY QUESTIONS!
There are so many things I want in this book, one of them being I want it to feel like the rest of the books. I don’t want it to feel non-related to the world we know. I know there are going to be differences due to it being 64 years before the story we know, but I don’t want to be completely different. I also want this book to go into more depth about what District 12 is like. We saw a glimpse of what it was like, but that was after the coal mine explosion. Was it different before? Also, there is so much time between the books how much has District 12 progressed?
I need this book now. I can’t wait until May. There are so many questions! Will there be a prequel movie? Will we ever get Haymitch’s story?? Or Effie’s Story?? Can we get a book about what happened to Gale after Mockingjay?? Susan Collins, please help me!
Can I just say WOW! This book was pretty incredible! I never heard the stories of the 12 Dancing Princesses, so I really didn’t know what to expect when I opened this book, but I’m in love! The world of a mix or balls and glamour, and also dark and full of sadness. I haven’t read a book that me want to read all night for quite a while! I read it in about a week! This isn’t really a short time, especially since it’s 400 pages, but I work College Sports, and in the past 3 weeks, we had three football games, two hockey games, pep rallies, and countless volleyball and soccer games. So to read this book in only a week is a pretty big deal!
First of all, I love cover! It’s one of the prettiest covers I have ever seen! It made the story even more magical! The characters in this book, were great! I was absolutely in love with Fisher and Annaleigh! Very much wanted them together in the end, but thank yo Erin Craig for ruining that. This was such a magical journey full of balls and dresses and death and sadness. I really didn’t know who was behind any of it or if it was in Annaleigh’s head! I was always wondering who would be next!
Secondly, The stepmother was a great addition. I loved the story of the stepmother just trying to get the kids to like her. I know a lot of it was a little fake since she ended up being behind EVERYTHING! She was indeed a step-monster. Throughout the entire book, she was trying to be happy and get the girls everything nice, but really she was the one who wanted a son so badly she risked having all of them killed. For some reason, though, I really didn’t want her to die. She really didn’t want them to die, she just wanted a son.
This book so dark and a little suspenseful. It’s a perfect read for a person who scares easy (aka me) for a Halloween read! It has the right amount of suspenseful and creepy parts mixed with juts enough of a comedy and love to make many things happen at once and keep you interested in the story. I really couldn’t stop reading it! Such a good book! I wish it had a squeal, but I really don’t want anyone else to die! I really recommend this book! I will probably keep this book and read it endlessly.
**Disclaimer: I was asked to do a review on this book, but all opions are 100% my own.**
When I was asked to do a review of We are All Warriors fighting our own battles by Gurpreet Kaur I was a little hesitant; 1. because it’s a book of quotes and poems (which I’ve never read before) and 2. because it is an ebook, and I’m just not a huge fan of ebooks. I went ahead and read it anyways because why not? I’m all about expanding the types of books I read! Much to my surprise, I enjoyed this book!
This book really hits home on a few different things in my life and the kinds of things that are going on in society right now. I’m not joking when I say I actually wrote down in a notebook and took a screenshot of a lot of the things in this book. Kaur has a way of captivating our feelings and just making us go whoa. If any of you listen to Sadie Rob’s podcast on great quotes, I would send ALOT of the material to her to talk about. It really does have some truly inspiring things in it, but at the same time, there were a few things that I just could not get into to. The book is an easy read and worth the money, go and grab yourself the book, read it, and come to me and let’s talk about it. I really would love to talk about how this book affected everyone!
I would give this an 8/10. It’s for all readers, and I truly think that anyone can get something out of it. It’s pretty short and packed full of great stuff! It wouldn’t be something I would take on a train or plane ride since it is short, (Maybe that’s how this genre of books are, I don’t know) but if I needed a good pick me up or just something that I needed to connect with, this book would be at the top of my list. I think I’ve read it twice now honestly, and I keep finding new stuff.