Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch | Book Review #28


A heart broken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making. 

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior–and desperately in love with her bestfriend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again. 

So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics — and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.’

Overall I really, really enjoyed this book.. AKA, I LOVE THIS BOOK. Snow Like Ashes is set in a new world where there are four different Monarchs, ruling over four different lands. The lands are separated by seasons. Winter, Spring, Autumn, and Summer. The different lands all have different holdings and there hasn’t been peace.
Sixteen years ago, the Kingdom of Winter was overthrown and there were only 8 survivors who managed to escape. If there is any hope to gain back Winter and free the Winterains, that hope lies within those 8 survivors.

The writing in this book is nothing short of great. And I tried to pace myself when reading the story, I tried! Once the story hooked its claws, I was a goner. I was drawn into the book so freaking fast.

The story moves quickly. And I mean quickly. We’re somewhat thrown into the world of Meira. I love stories that do this. There wasn’t any time wasted on introducing every character, we learned all that along the way. Which, in my book, is A+ work; doing that keeps things interesting!!

Snow Like Ashes has great world building, and I mean great. We get the history of everything at the right time. With everything we learn about the world, we also get a little of the back story before the war even happened. Which, again, is great.

Snow Like Ashes has awesome characters. I mean, awesome. They’re strong, independent when they need to be. They stand up for what they believe in, and they stand up for others, when they can. The people of the winter court are strong as independent people, but together they’re a force to be reckoned with.


Have you read this book yet? If not, check out Snow Like Ashes on GoodReads, and add it to your To Be Read list!!

Thanks for reading. Until next time,

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