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Ash

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Description

Cinderella retold

In 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.

From Publishers Weekly

Aug 31, 2009 – This debut, a retelling of Cinderella in which the heroine falls in love with a beautiful huntress rather than a prince, should establish Lo as a gifted storyteller. Aisling, aka Ash, is newly orphaned, her beloved mother dead and her father soon to follow. But not before he marries the woman who plays the part of Ash's wicked stepmother and provides her with equally unkind stepsisters. Only Ash's periodic trips into a fairy-filled wood at night and time spent with the beguiling huntress Kaisa—who enthralls Ash more and more—save her from her oppressive new existence. Lo's prose is beautiful, her descriptions lush; the novel's one flaw is that the third-person narrative keeps readers at arm's length. The dialogue is sparse, with Lo spending most of her time on narration, making it difficult to connect emotionally with Ash. This aside, Lo offers an important twist on a classic story that will appeal to a wide readership, especially those looking for a girl romance. Ages 15–up.

Customer Reviews

Ash, excellent but could be more

I loved almost everything about this story. I love the twist on the classic fairy tale, how we see fairy society in a few glimpses. I love the fact that it was a lesbian romance, I thought it was well done. But I wanted more, the story ended too soon and wanted to see more of after happily ever after. But i suppose that's a good thing, to leave us wanting more. So well done, and five us more.

Ash is a great story

i love the story line and the way the author warps all the fairy tales into something new and exciting. the book keeps you entertained all the way to the end. You'll find yourself hoping that the characters can all have a happy ending escpecially ash.

Amazed, great read

Only criticism is that it ended abruptly, I loved that it was a Cinderella story that strayed from the typical path. Her love for The huntress was beautiful in its own way because you didn't realize it was happening almost until Ash did. I highly recommend

Ash
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  • $5.99
  • Level: Grades 10-17
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables
  • Published: Sep 01, 2009
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 272 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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