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Ash by Malinda Lo
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Apr 24, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy, glbtq, teen
Read in April, 2010

3.5 stars. "Wicked Lovely" meets "Cinderella" with a lesbian twist. A fun, well-written, and fast read. The fairies in the book are much more of the Holly Black than Disney variety, and frankly, in my opinion, less compelling than the love story between Ash (the Cinderella figure, obviously) and Kaisa, the King's Huntress. Also, the final face-off with the fey folk was rather anticlimactic. But overall, an enjoyable, evocative story that I'd recommend to fantasy fans of all ages, especially those who love fairytales retold.
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Jennifer 2nd review in a row I completely agree with. Quick one of us must pan somehting the other loves, or else the balance in the SPLverse will be off.

Julia I concur. I thought the fairy element was weak and the conflict with them a bit boring.

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