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Ash Princess

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From author Laura Sebastian comes Ash Princess, a nail-biting YA fantasy debut full of daring and vengeance.

Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Queen of Flame and Fury, was murdered before her eyes. Ten years later, Theo has learned to survive under the relentless abuse of the Kaiser and his court as the ridiculed Ash Princess.

When the Kaiser forces her to execute her last hope of rescue, Theo can't ignore her feelings and memories any longer. She vows revenge, throwing herself into a plot to seduce and murder the Kaiser's warrior son with the help of a group of magically gifted and volatile rebels. But Theo doesn't expect to develop feelings for the Prinz.

Forced to make impossible choices and unable to trust even those who are on her side, Theo will have to decide how far she's willing to go to save her people and how much of herself she's willing to sacrifice to become Queen.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 28mm | 322g
  • MACMILLAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main Market Ed
  • 1509855203
  • 9781509855209
  • 12,811

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A nail-biting YA fantasy debut full of daring and vengeance * Reading Zone * The trilogy promises to be a great story of a new queen arising from the ruins of her country * Armadillo * Richly imagined * New Statesman * Through unexpected allies and daring escape plans, [Theodosia's] trip from downtrodden princess to queen is an engaging one that fantasy fans will enjoy...[as well as] fans of The Selection series by Kiera Cass and The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins * School Library Journal * An emotionally complex, breathtakingly suspenseful series starter * Booklist * Sure to be one of the summer's most talked about YAs . . . A darkly enchanting page-turner you won't be able to put down * Bustle * Provides a window into the complexities of human interaction and emotion, familial tensions, and the false public face that is sometimes required in politics and at court * Publishers Weekly * Delivering a narrative that crackles with political intrigue, powerful and debilitating magic, and the violent mechanisms of colonization... [Ash Princess will] submerge readers in a turbulent and enthralling plot * Kirkus Reviews * The characters, the plot and its twists make it a compelling read that I would happily recommend to any 14+ readers of fantasy fiction. I wish we didn't have to wait until next year for Book 2, Lady Smoke * ReadingZone * A completely addictive page-turner * Askews & Holts Library Services * Darkness, revenge and betrayal in `an edge-of-your-seat fantasy' debut -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller *
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About Laura Sebastian

Laura Sebastian grew up in South Florida and attended Savannah College of Art and Design. She has written a play published with Playscripts, Inc., and lives in New York City, where she spends her time writing fantasy novels, babysitting and interning in publishing. Ash Princess is her first novel, which debuted on the New York Times bestseller list.
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Rating details

5,823 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
5 30% (1,721)
4 40% (2,355)
3 23% (1,339)
2 5% (319)
1 2% (89)
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