Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian, first grabbed my interest with that stunning cover. I mean, LOOK AT IT. It’s reminisce of how I felt when I first saw the cover for Aveyard’s Red Queen.
And then I read the description. WOW! It seems like a mash-up of so many things. Plus, a bad ass heroine “in disguise.” Sign. Me. Up. I have high hopes that this will be the next ‘IT’ book in YA fantasy. I definitely need one since it seems like the recent releases have let me down.
April 24th seems so far away!
Category: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publication: April 24th, 2018: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Queen of Flame and Fury, was murdered before her eyes. Ten years later, Theo has learned to survive under the relentless abuse of the Kaiser and his court as the ridiculed “Ash Princess.” Pretending to be empty-headed and naive when she’s not enduring brutal whippings, she pushes down all other thoughts but one: Keep the Kaiser happy and he will keep you safe.
When the Kaiser forces her to execute her last hope of rescue, Theo can’t keep her feelings and memories pushed down any longer. She vows revenge, throwing herself into a plot to seduce and murder the Kaiser’s warrior son with the help of a group of magically gifted and volatile rebels. But Theo doesn’t expect to develop feelings for the Prinz. Or for her rebel allies to challenge her friendship with the one person who’s been kind to her throughout the last hopeless decade: her heart’s sister, Cress.
Cornered into impossible choices and unable to trust even those who are on her side, Theo will have to decide how far she’s willing to go to save her people and how much of herself she’s willing to sacrifice to become queen.