Book Description (via Goodreads): Post-apocalyptic dystopia meets dark fantasy in the dark-winged story of Ash, set in a land of dead fairy tales… In the ruins of a country once famous for Cinderella, the ground is dead and the few survivors are picked off by terrifying, winged monsters of their own making. Ash has learned to hunt the hunter, but her real fight is keeping her delusional stepmother and frail sister from starving in the crumbling remains of her ancestral mansion. Each giant, black-winged shape she shoots down could be her last. Then comes a mysterious missive, arriving by magic, and a stranger in the dark who knows all about Ash and holds keys to her past. Someone must cross the wasteland plains to get to the palace – a death sentence by the hands of either monster or mob. Because someone needs to save his country, and Ash’s innocent sister must go alone if she doesn’t sacrifice herself.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I have given Ash Rising by Katya Lebeque four out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
First of all…. WHEN IS THE SECOND BOOK IN THIS SERIES OUT!? I can’t wait to find out what is going to unravel in the next book!
I really enjoyed this book and the post-apocalyptic world created by Katya Lebeque. I liked how this book referred cleverly to the Cinderella story which made it into a kind of retelling. I am a complete sucker for fairytale stories that are retold in a different way!
I found a connection with the characters which is a big thing for me as I find it very difficult to try and enjoy a book without having some sort of connection there. I loved the friendship between Ash and Derrick, from the descriptive writing you can tell that they really care for each other and are held dearly in each other’s hearts. Prince Rizend was a character which I learned to like very quickly and from the moment Ash and Rize met I was rooting for them!
One of the main reasons why I really liked Lebeque’s writing throughout the book is because I could picture the world that they lived in very clearly which I think is always an important vision to have. Let’s just say, I don’t want to come across a Carrior any time soon!
Looking forward to reading the next book in the series!
Have you guys read Ash Rising yet? Let me know in the comments what you think of this book.