Book Review: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch (Book 1)

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Genre: Fiction

Age Recommended: 14 and up

The idea behind this book was pretty good, but the execution was poor, probably because there were too many details that the author was trying to cover. Furthermore, the relationships between the characters were well-developed but could have occurred in any arbitrary novel, and weren’t that unique to the circumstances of the book. I think that if the author split this book up into two and maybe fleshed out the intricacies more, it would definitely be a better read.


The Kingdom of Winter has been in ruins for years, some of its people enslaved and others on the run, but now, it sees the rise of a young woman determined to do whatever it takes to restore her people’s glory.

Meira is an orphan who has been brought up alongside the future king, Mather, who is her best friend and someone she happens to be irrevocably in love with. When she is given the chance to save the Kingdom of Winter, she jumps at it, unaware of the consequences that her eagerness could have.

Meira’s quest takes her into enemy territory, where she learns about a treacherous plan formed by the other kingdoms to take control of the land. Her efforts to save her people are eventually futile, and she learns that in this game of chess, a woman is nothing but a pawn.

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: Snow Like Ashes

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