An ALA Best Book for Young Adults * A Kirkus Best Book for Young Adults * A William C. Morris Award YA Debut Award Finalist
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, re-reading 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 begins to believe that her wish may be granted.
The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King's royal 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 and romantic, "Ash" is an empowering retelling of Cinderella about the connection between life and love, and solitude and death, where transformation can come from even the deepest grief.
"Cinderella, gorgeously reimagined, captivating and winsome. After you've fallen into the storytelling world of Malinda Lo, the truth of love will transcend the romantic ideal of fairy tales."
--Julie Anne Peters, author of National Book Award Finalist Luna " This lyrically retold Cinderella tale is not just a beautifully updated fable, but an ode to the transformative power of love."--Cassandra Clare, bestselling author of The Mortal Instruments series "A rich and darkly moving tale I couldn't put down. Malinda Lo is an exciting and welcome new voice in YA."--Meg Cabot, bestselling author of The Princess Diaries series
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
For Grades: 10 - 12
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 5th October 2010
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97
Weight (kg): 0.25