Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book is another that kept popping up in my feeds as something Goodreads thought I'd like. Definitely a win here.
Theodosia (seriously though, where do these names come from) is a princess who has been living in captivity for ten years after her kingdom was taken over and her family killed. She finally decides to plot her revenge as she starts to discover the full scope of the terror being wrought on her people.
Theodosia, weird name aside, is pretty standard so far as YA protagonists so. Lost kingdom, unwilling to stand by, blah blah blah. The thing that pushes this book over the edge of the middle of the road is the overall concept and the willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done. Think Red Queen. Sometimes you have to lose lives to save more.
While there is a magical system in place in this universe, it hasn't come to full fruition yet. I'm excited to see what comes next.
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