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Ash

4 Ratings: 2.3
A book by Malinda Lo

Grade 8 Up—Described as "Cinderella…with a twist,"Ashis in many ways the familiar fairy tale about a girl's move from comfort to despair to true love (with a little help from fairies and magic). Standard Cinderella images set up the story: … see full wiki

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Author: Malinda Lo
Genre: Gay & Lesbian, Teens
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
4 reviews about Ash
review by . September 24, 2009
Author Malinda Lo takes the beloved story of Cinderella and spins it into an excellent tale of love and rebellion in "Ash." In this novel, we find a young girl named Ash who quickly loses her mother during midsummer. Left with just her father and the family housekeeper, Anya, Ash tries to cling to her mother's beliefs of witchcraft and fairies despite her father's attempts to peel her away from such things.     Ash misses her mother terribly and visits her grave often, especially …
review by . September 17, 2009
Ash is a retelling of Cinderella. After her father's unexpected death, Ash is at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Because of her father's debts, her stepmother puts her to work as housemaid. Her only joy comes from rereading the fairy tales that her mother once told her of. In her dreams, someday the faeries will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she believes that her wish may be granted.    Then one day she meets Kaisa, …
review by . August 30, 2009
I found Ash to be a wonderful fairy tale re-telling. I don't read many re-tellings so for me this was something fresh and exciting! I liked having the background of Cinderella to lead me through the story and also discovering all the changes that were made to make this book it's own unique tale. I really sympathized with Ash and having to deal with the horrible hand that life dealt her from the deaths of her parents to being treated like nothing by her stepmother and sisters.    For …
review by . August 18, 2009
Ash finds herself suddenly and painfully alone in the world when her fathers dies not long after her mother, and her stepmother and stepsisters, angry at the debt her father owed, force her into servitude. Ash clings to the old tales of fairies and magic, and walks in the woods as often as she can, hoping for a magical escape. It's while in the woods she meets two very different people: the fairy Sidhean who wields great magic and want Ash to be his forever, and the king's huntress Kaisa, who becomes …
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