By: Laura Sebastian
Bonjour, book friends! I hope you enjoy reading my review on the sequel to Ash Princess! ***CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR ASH PRINCESS***
The Plot: Theodosia’s mother, the Fire Queen was murdered by The Kaiser when Theo was only six. He took her crown and kept Theo as prisoner, renaming her Ash Princess, a title of shame she wore for ten long years. That era has ended. The Kaiser thought Theo weak and powerless, though he didn’t realize that the mind is the deadliest weapon. Theo has taken back her rightful title and a hostage, Prinz Søren. But, her people still remain under the clutches of The Kaiser, and Theo will do anything to get them and Astrea, her country, back. She will need an army for that, the one thing she doesn’t have. This will mean she must ally with her aunt, the dreaded pirate Dragonsbane. According to Dragonsbane, an army can only be produced if Theo gets married, something an Astrean Queen has never done. Theo is determined to find a way to save her country and it’s people, without losing herself.
My Thoughts: This book was… well… It was boring! There was far to little action and more reminiscing of the past. Don’t get me wrong, I quite enjoy diving deep into the minds of characters in stories, but this had to way too much. I had to wait around 400 pages for action to really start. I felt as if I was getting nowhere. The love triangle in this book made me think a little that Theo was a negative protagonist, leading one man on just to love another, which really got on my nerves. I did like some aspects of the book, especially the character Artemisia. She was a tough and witty girl, who always had something to say about a matter. I really enjoyed learning about her character and seeing her weak spots.
My Rating: I am going to give this book a… 2.5 STAR RATING. There was too much waiting around, I considered DNFing it multiple times.
Thanks for tuning in,
La Petite Book Girl