Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Sixteen years ago, the people of Winter – respectively named the Winterians – were enslaved after their kingdom was conquered. Eight remaining Winter survivors aim to restore their power and magic and ultimately restore their kingdom and bring their people freedom. Meira, one of the survivors, gets caught in a battle for freedom in the midst of a political play, love and the ultimate battle for survival and justice. Every blizzard starts with a single snowflake, after all.
Nope, your eyes are not deceiving you! This is an actual post after a bit of a hiatus. Things got really hectic and quite frankly, really messy towards the end of the year and it had a horrible effect on my reading. I couldn’t focus on any of the books I was reading and after I made that awkward mistake in my review of The Land of Dragor (a really sloppy mistake, mind you), I decided to take a break. Things have not sorted themselves out yet, but I’ve been really wanting to read more again lately and I think that’s a good sign.
I have a review ready to be posted tomorrow around this time and it’s a good one — I read Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch during and around Christmas and it was … amazing. I really enjoyed it a lot, so if you are interested in this book and/or reading my review of it, then this is the place to be tomorrow!
Hope everyone had a nice Christmas/holiday season and hope you also have a nice new year celebration 🙂
See you tomorrow!
I never intended for these reading updates to be a regular thing, but I might as well treat them as such if I’m going to post them more often! I’ll just use these to inform you guys that no, I am not dead (though perhaps in the literary sense by a book giving me feels, or a book ending shattering my soul to pieces) but that I am busy reading and/or reviewing books. Depending on their length, that might take a little longer than others, but they are still coming.
Some reviews have to wait to be published as per request of the author/publisher, and I stick to that — so if you happen to see that I’ve finished a book on Goodreads, but the review isn’t up within the next two days, that means I’ll wait with publishing my review until a later date. They will be posted, however, both on my Goodreads page and on this blog.
That being said, I have just finished Dan Jones’ The Hollow Crown, a historical book on the Wars of the Roses and the rise of the Tudors and I rated it four stars because it was just …. how do I say this without falling to the ground and rolling around like a fangirl — it was amazing. Since it was an eBook I don’t know how many physical pages it must’ve been, but I assume it was over 300 pages of historical goodness and I reveled in it and danced with it and ugh– I highly recommend it for those who like history books just as much as I do.
I am now about to start reading The Thief Taker by C.S. Quinn, which is something else entirely so that should be fun — and I am also going to start The Moment Collector by Jodi Lynn Anderson, which is a book I very recently requested off Netgalley and got approved about ten minutes ago. The latter is said to be reminiscent of The Lovely Bones, which is good, because I love that.
Have you recently finished or started a book, or do you know any of the above? Let me know!