Book Review: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

“Someday we will be more than words in the dark.”

Calling all fantasy readers!

This book is a must, Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch is fantastic and is a must for anyone who likes books in general!

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Pages: 416 (approx. 11 hours)

My Rating: 5/5

Release date: 14th October 2014

Series: First book in the Snow Like Ashes trilogy by Sarah Raasch

Issue: audiobook, brought

my thought:

In advance I have no clue how to spell any of these names because I listened to the audiobook, so I’ll just refer to everyone as Spring King and Winter Prince. (I do know two, Meira and Sir, so I’ve got that covered)

I seriously need to stop listening to audiobooks, why? because I listen to a great book and then must buy them as a physical book. People, you have to warn me about this! Maybe I should just stick to listening to stand alone books because I’m normally less likely to buy those ones.

Either way,

This book was amazing, incredible, a gift from above!

I’m already planning on how I will be able to get a physical copy of all three books in this trilogy, they are next on my ‘I-needed-to-buy-this-book-like-yesterday’ list.

Based on the audiobook I can tell you that this story is written so well! It seems as if it would be such an easy book to get into, if you read it. I was really in love with this book when I listened to it, always making time to listen to it. The book and I were on a ‘Listen first, sleep later’ bases.

The world building is also incredible and I wish I had a copy of this so I could see a map. However, it is still described really well so it wasn’t that much of a burden.

Each of the characters are so unique and even if I cannot spell any of their names, I still love each and every one of them. Well, except Herod (aka, evil guy) and the Spring King, but you will understand that within two chapters of the book.

Meira was one of my favourite characters in this book and I cannot wait to hear from her in the following books. Her emotions and actions were beautiful and I loved how she wanted to help her country but had the internal battle of doing what she thought would help and doing what others thought would help.

There were a few plot twist in this book but I did happen to guess one in advance. But even then, the depth of this plot twist always had me guessing and left in surprise. For the majority of this book, everything was so unique and I didn’t see the next event coming at all.

If you are thinking about listening to the audiobook of this, let me tell you, Kate Rudd (the person who speaks for it), is fantastic, she was so good at having individual unique voices for each character, and the emotions! Oh, they were so good!

In conclusion, this book is utterly fantastic, with great writing and world building combined with a fantastic plot and a group of unique characters.

My only issue with this book is: The people of Winter, who had fair skin, never got sunburnt after long days out in the spring sun. I understand why they wouldn’t get sunburnt while they lived in Winter, but for those which had to work outside in Spring complaining about the heat, shouldn’t they get at least tanned? Apart from that, it was amazing and you should definitely think about picking this up.

My goodread’s review is here

Have you read this book or series? What did you think?

Until next time,

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