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Review: Ash by Malinda Lo

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Ash3 Stars
Ash is a re-telling of Cinderella, with more fairies and no fairy godmother.

The style this is written in is not a style for me. It feels true to what I remember of the original Grimm's fairy tales, but that doesn't mean I like it. It's all third person, watching Ash do her thing, with very little dialog. I like my characters to talk more than that.

I did like the twist on the tale, but I think that if you call yourself a conservative, you will dislike it a lot. No judgment, I'm just sayin'.

And I think that's really all I have to say. It was okay, but I've honestly already forgotten most of it and I just finished it last night.

April at Good Books and Good Wine gave it 4 stars. See why she liked it.

According to the author's website, Huntress, a companion novel to Ash, will be released in spring 2011.

Jennifer G.


  1. I have come across mixed reviews for this book and I think after reading the synopsis I kind of understood why?

    I too think that 3rd person narration doesn't go well. I feel characters themselves need to tell their story.:)

  2. I think I'm okay with third person narration as long as I get to read some dialog too. The way this book was written, there wasn't much for me to relate to.

  3. Great review - and yeah I'm one of the ones who would probably not like this book if I read I appreciate your "disclosure" part :D

  4. Good review for this book. Like the others I heard mixed reviews also, but I am still curious how the book is. I can't wait to read it for myself.
    I do like the cover!

  5. I had mixed feelings about this. I did give it four stars but I felt like I couldn't connect with some of the characters and I didn't really buy into the romance-it felt forced. Good review. I didn't realize there was a companion novel.

  6. Thanks! If you read it, I hope you like it more than I did!


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