Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Publication date: October 14, 2014
Publisher: Blazer + Bray
Sixteen years ago, The Kingdom of Winter was conquered, leaving its citizens as slaves to The Spring Kingdom. Now the Winterians’ only hope is the eight surviving refugees. Among
them is Meira, an orphan-soldier, and her best friend and future king, Mather. Meira takes it
upon herself to try and help her kingdom, but when a mission doesn't go as planned, Meira
comes to realize that her destiny is not, and never has been, her own.
Sara Raasch kills it with her debut novel SNOW LIKE ASHES. It was by far the best fantasy book
I read in long time. Raasch reminded me once again why I love reading so much. She
captured me within the page of the book and not once did I feel bored. I had a lot of
trouble putting this book down, and when I did, I found myself struggling to not reach for it within
the next second. SNOW LIKE ASHES is a fresh, new book in the YA fantasy world full of original
characters and ideas. I would recommend this book to any fantasy junkie looking for something
new and different. Ages 13 and up.