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Book Review: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

“Someday we will be more than words in the dark.” I have to say that I am in agreement with most of the reviews I’ve read about this book. That up until the 75% mark, this book would have been a solid 2.5 stars. It is the last 25% that bumps this book up to 3.5 stars. What’s it about? A small number of refugees from the kingdom of Winter are trying to reclaim their homeland from the evil Spring kingdom, who killed their queen and enslaved and brutalised all their people. But no one really knows how hard this has been on one of the young refugees, Meira, because trying to save her people is really getting in the way of Meira being Meira. Until she gets a nice hard reality check right in the face, gets over herself and becomes pretty awesome. What did I think? I know my intro might make this book sound bad, and for the first 75% or so of the book, Meira is a whiny, although often hilarious, little brat. But …

Friday Reads – Silvermay by James Moloney

I’ve been meaning to pick this book up for a really really long time. I finally downloaded a preview of it from the Kobo store last night and was completely sold by the prologue. This is a fantasy trilogy by Australian author, James Moloney. About a young girl who gets caught up in the escape of a young couple fleeing dark forces that for some (yet) unknown reason are pursuing the couple’s newborn son. Strangely, I just read Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses with two of the main characters being Tamlin and Lucien, and two of the main characters in this one are also Tamlin and Lucien. Strange. You can get the ebook from Kobo here.