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Ash
Ash | Malinda Lo
Cinderella retold In the wake of her father's death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she believes that her wish may be granted. The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King's Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of chasing fairies, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa. Though their friendship is as delicate as a new bloom, it reawakens Ash's capacity for love-and her desire to live. But Sidhean has already claimed Ash for his own, and she must make a choice between fairy tale dreams and true love. Entrancing, empowering, and romantic, Ash is about the connection between life and love, and solitude and death, where transformation can come from even the deepest grief.
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nycnorma
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A sweet and engaging book, not exactly what I expected, but a satisfying retelling of Cinderalla. #youngadult

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NeamhainHughes
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Holy heck so good. The beautiful weaving in of Irish mythology, the fairy tale retelling, it was beautiful and magical. I especially appreciated that queer relationships were *normalised* instead of agonised over or socially despised/ignored. 10/10

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NeamhainHughes
Ash | Malinda Lo
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Soooo excited I finally have a copy of this book!

nycnorma I've been on the wait list for this book at my library for nearly a month. 🙄 7mo
NeamhainHughes Aww boo! I hope you get a hold of it soon! 7mo
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Literaturenut
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A book with breakfast this morning because I have #passedthepointofnoreturn; I have to finish the book.

Tianarose We have the same plates. Waffles look amazing too! 9mo
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Today‘s #literarylunchbreak is Ash and my home baked Salted Brown Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

BookishBlonde12 Yum! 10mo
dalma_st_paul Thank you for the post. It's such a uniquely original, and heartbreaking/warming tale created out of one of the oldest stories of the world! It's definitely in the favorite pile😍 (and the cookie looks delicious) 10mo
esurient Aaahh, I want the cookie. 🍪 10mo
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Literaturenut
Ash | Malinda Lo
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Starting out the #24in48 challenge with this dedication in Ash #bookandtea

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Elma
Ash | Malinda Lo
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Bailedbailed

This was supposed to be my #fairytaleretelling for #booked2019, but I got 20 pages in and couldn't get past the terrible writing. Which is sad because I wanted to love this story. Guess I'll move on to my backup; The Wrath & The Dawn.

Hestapleton I LOVED (edited) 11mo
MidnightBookGirl Yeah, this one was a bit of a slow read. 11mo
Susannah Oh, bummer. I‘ve heard such good things about this book. (edited) 11mo
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Literaturenut Oh man, this is my fairy tale retelling too. And I‘ve been so excited to read it because I picked it up two years ago at Powell‘s when I was on vacation and it‘s been on my TBR for quite a while. 11mo
hissingpotatoes Oh no, I'm sad this didn't work for you! I loved it, myself. 11mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz I love how you have a back up 👍🏼😊 11mo
Cinfhen It took me 4 tries...Hope next book is better 🤞🏼 11mo
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“With her heart hammering in her throat, Ash asked, ‘Will you do me the honor of dancing with me?‘ She looked up at Kaisa, and the huntress‘ look of bewilderment was changing, slowly, to a small, tentative smile. It steadied Ash, and she extended her hand across the distance. Kaisa came down the steps, took her hand, and said, ‘Yes.”

Wonderful retelling of Cinderella!

Prompt 14: LGBTQ+ Relationship #SFFTBRChallenge @DuckOfDoom

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WanderingBookaneer
Ash | Malinda Lo
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When the author responds to a comment!

Birdsong28 Love it when that happens. Sarah Morgan is always good at responding so is Isabelle Broom 📚📖 1y
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Clare-Dragonfly
Ash | Malinda Lo
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1. Ash – a lesbian retelling of Cinderella
2. Aliette de Bodard
3. Alphas – a short-lived superpower show on Syfy
4. Apples

#ManicMonday

JoScho Thanks for playing 🧡 1y
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Coffeymuse
Ash | Malinda Lo
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Finished reading 400+ pages of King yesterday and going to try to get this read today.

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Blair_Reads
Ash | Malinda Lo
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Ok. Now I can start this book 😁 My friend lent me her signed copy and I knew I would be around water, food, general mess this weekend so I didn‘t dare mess up her book 😉 I think this will be a great book to start my week!

Sace You're reading buddy is a doll! 1y
tammysue Aww cute 😍🐾 1y
WanderingBookaneer This is so good! 1y
JoScho That adorable little pup ❤️ 1y
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Blair_Reads
Ash | Malinda Lo
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So. Excited.

Soubhiville Oh! I‘ll be watching to see if you like it!!! 1y
BiblioNyan I loved it so much. Hope you do too. 1y
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Then they took the last step together, and when she kissed her, her mouth as warm as summer, the taste of her sweet and clear, she knew, at last, that she was home. 🏳️‍🌈 #Ash #MalindaLo #lastline #closingline #book #books #pride #bookvibe #bookvibes #bookbag #bookbinding #bookblog #bookblogger #bookbeau #booknerd #booknerds #booknerdsunite #booknerdy #booknook #booknation #nerd #nerds #nerdy #bookmark #bookmarks #bookmarket #bookmoment 💝💝💝💝

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hissingpotatoes
Ash | Malinda Lo
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Late, but oh well!
1. Beauty and the Beast, Robin Hood (maybe more a legend)
2. Ash (Malinda Lo), Ella Enchanted (Gail Carson Levine), Lunar Chronicles (Marissa Meyer)
3. Haven't watched any
4. Rise of the Guardians, Beauty and the Beast (animated), Ever After
5. Maleficent

#magicalmonday @Seekingtardis

Seekingtardis I forgot about Ella Enchanted! I love that book and the movie!! 😍😍 2y
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Wannabe_Quijote
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Wannabe_Quijote
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Portrait of a #nightstand.

Dashdown Where did you find that pen? I love those but can only find the set with silver, black, blue and pink. 2y
Wannabe_Quijote @Dashdown Pretty sure it was just Target 2y
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Wannabe_Quijote
Ash | Malinda Lo
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Morning reads before work. #coffee #mountains #montana #teachersoflitsy

CouronneDhiver Looks lovely... still quite snowy! ❄️ 2y
JoScho How is the recovery going? 2y
Wannabe_Quijote @JoScho It‘s going! Back to work today, exhausted tonight. Baby steps. Thanks for asking! 2y
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Wannabe_Quijote
Ash | Malinda Lo
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I got my #ReadingNest all set up, complete with #strawberries, #coffee, and The Civil Wars on Spotify...but the wind was just too cold ☹️

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Nutmegnc
Ash | Malinda Lo
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Just started this Cinderella story with a twist...I'm enjoying it so far!

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Savi1
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Mehso-so

Leasbian Cinderella

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QueeneMare
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A pleasant little cute story. Not too familiar with Cinderella, so I don‘t know how they stack up against each other, but I found “Ash” to be a little repetitive with the wishes and the romance between Ash and Kaisa. Ash was relatable enough to root for her. Kaisa was super reliant on Ash; I wish the book was longer so we could see her perspective. Not enough obstacles or villains to keep me fully interested. But, would absolutely recommend it.

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TheResistance
Ash. Malinda Lo | Malinda Lo
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I was excited to read this as a fan of Brüder Grimm, but was left disappointed. Unfortunately, I did not manage to finish it. (Very unlike me). How did others get along with it?

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kathytrithardt
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Glad to have finally read this book (and for 3 different readathons, to boot).

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ReadingRover
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Thank you @moranadatter for the great #allhallowsreadbookexchange package! Great book choices and the fairytale socks are adorable!!!!! The TsumTsum keychain isn‘t in the pic because as soon as I opened it I attached it to one of my sets of keys. I got Flounder from The Little Mermaid 🐠!!! @MaleficentBookDragon

moranadatter Yay! I‘m so glad you liked it. I forgot to add in the note that Ash was a bonus. It‘s a signed copy I got at a conference. 2y
ReadingRover @moranadatter OMG yes!!! I saw! After I made my post I was looking and saw it. Thank you so much!!! That‘s awesome!!! I love it!!! 2y
Avanders Oh goodness look at all those wonderful socks! 💖 2y
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heikemarie
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This is my favorite cover for this book, which I found so compelling that I‘ve gifted it several times. I know she‘s got some other stuff receiving press right now but this was a really great fairytale retell set in a really interesting world. #giveawayfairytales

Liberty You won the giveaway! Please email your name and address to Liberty at Book Riot dot com and I‘ll send you the books. 🎉 2y
heikemarie Thanks @Liberty I am soooo excited!!!! 2y
Jokila Congrats!! 2y
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Deborah42
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Lush, evocative Cinderella retelling.

Magic has faded from the world, but thanks to her mother's stories, Ash still believes.

After her mother's death, Ash first meets Sidhean. When her father dies, Ash is forced to work as a servant for her stepmother and stepsisters. She dreams about escaping to Sidhean & the fairies, but as her friendship with Kaisa, the King's Huntress, begins to blossom into love, she wonders if another life is possible.

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lilycobalt
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I feel like I didn't read the same book everyone else did. Or perhaps this was the right book, but at the wrong time. I enjoyed the book, but felt like something was missing--the ending and the romance too abrupt, perhaps. I loved the descriptions of the Wood, and of the faeries.

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lilycobalt
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Current TBR pile. Ash is next for a book club on Tuesday. But when the new N.K. Jemisin book is available for me to check out at the library, all bets will be off.

Reviewsbylola I've been so interested in the Harper Lee but the reviews scared me away. 2y
lilycobalt @reviewsbylola It's been on my TBR stack for months. I think it's that book I feel like I should read but am kind of unintentionally avoiding because I don't want to be disappointed. 2y
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Kamisha
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Getting over an oral surgery today and finished this book! A sweet and poignant fairy tale retelling with an LGBTQ twist. Great escapism for me today! I love the way Malinda Lo does YA. Her characters are always very believable to me and the love interests typically unfold in a natural way, rather than an insta-love way like some YA novels. Great pick for anyone who enjoys fairy tales!

#bookriot #readharderchallenge2017

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youneverarrived
Ash | Malinda Lo
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Malinda Lo in response to why #diversity in books is important ?

"Why is diversity in books important? Diversity is not important. Diversity is reality. Human beings are not all the same. We come from many different places and have many different identities and experiences. Having only one kind of human being in the stories being told is flat-out bad storytelling. Diversity is reality. Let‘s stop erasing that."

#anditsaugust

EchoLogical 💯 2y
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VioletMoonBooks
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This is a retelling of Cinderella. This is the first LGBT book, I ever read. This was a beautiful love story. My favorite part was the ending. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🏳️‍🌈 #Ash #MalindaLo #Cinderella #LGBT #LGBTPride #book #books #bookshelf #bookshelves #bookdesign #bookfeatures #bookfearure #bookgeek #bookhoarder #bookhaul #bookholic #bookjunkie #bookkeeper #booklove #booklovers #booklover #bookcollection #bookcovers #bookcover #bookvibes #bookvibe #bookblog

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BiblioNyan
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•Cinderella retelling
•Magical & mesmerising fairy & fae elements used for world building
•Very easy & naturally flowing prose
•Flawed, simple characters
•Warm-hearted, fluffy romance, including F/F romance
•A bit paced every once in a while
•Not an extraordinary, or mind-blowing book, but still very satisfying & cozy.
•4.25/5

#ash #malindalo #fairytaleretellinga #yafantasy #queerbooks #diversebooks #ownvoices #cinderella

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BiblioNyan
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My next read. I'm about halfway finished with it. I am loving the fairies and all of the Fae elements the creates the world so far. It's exceptionally intriguing and the prose is lyrically mesmerising. 👍🏽👍🏽

#ash #malindalo #diversebooks #queerbooks

nanoauthor This is one of my favorite books! I reread it at the beginning of summer and it was still so magical 2y
BiblioNyan @nanoauthor It's very magical! I'm hoping to finish it tonight. 😃 2y
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miserybookchick
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Ash by Malinda Lo. Cute retelling of Cinderella for all the queer babes 🖤

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MayginReads
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3.5⭐, rounded up to 4 on Goodreads, mostly because I love fairytale retellings and this one was solid. For a lesbian love story, there was a lot more tension between straight characters than same sex. The ending was a bit disappointing as I expected a higher price. I would have liked this book to give me depth or to have moved a little faster. But this is a great book for this genre. There is much beauty in it & I loved the innocence of first love

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heikemarie
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Monthly stats before it ends up in my #bulletjournal - June is not over but I don't think I'll be finishing Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell in one day 😂

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page.traveller
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Ash by Malinda Lo.
A Cinderella retelling that is really good.
And it has an awesome cover.

#books #bookstagram #bibliophile #booklover #pagetraveller

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lorannen
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YA isn't usually my cup of tea, but this was a book club read that I found myself enjoying much more than I expected I would!

My only gripes are around wanting more info/details about certain aspects of the world Lo created, but it was still quite fun.

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MayginReads
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Hoping part 2 picks up a bit. This has been a bit slow going, or maybe I was just waaaaayyyyyy too excited about this book. 😕

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'Have you ever wished to be a princess?' Ash challenged her. 'That depends,' Kaisa said. 'On what?'
'On whether I'd have to marry a prince,' she said and her tone was lighthearted, inviting Ash to share her smile. ~ Ash

#booktography #yareads #yalit #read #bookquote #lgbtreads

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