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Ash Princess
Ash Princess | Laura Sebastian
For fans of Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen and Sabaa Tahir's An Ember in the Ashes, Ash Princess is an epic new fantasy about a throne cruelly stolen and a girl who must fight to take it back for her people. Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered before her eyes. On that day, the Kaiser took Theodosia's family, her land, and her name. Theo was crowned Ash Princess--a title of shame to bear in her new life as a prisoner. For ten years Theo has been a captive in her own palace. She's endured the relentless abuse and ridicule of the Kaiser and his court. She is powerless, surviving in her new world only by burying the girl she was deep inside. Then, one night, the Kaiser forces her to do the unthinkable. With blood on her hands and all hope of reclaiming her throne lost, she realizes that surviving is no longer enough. But she does have a weapon: her mind is sharper than any sword. And power isn't always won on the battlefield. For ten years, the Ash Princess has seen her land pillaged and her people enslaved. That all ends here.
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SquidgetsRoom
Ash Princess | Laura Sebastian
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Impulse e-book buys to add to my #MountTBR. In my defence, altogether they only cost me $9. 🥰😻😬📚🤣🤷🏻‍♀️🎶💖

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Ash.on.the.line
Ash Princess | Laura Sebastian
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Guess who just took her last final of the semester?! 🙋🏻‍♀️
Guess who is going to try and pack in as many books as possible while on a short break?! 🙋🏻‍♀️
I‘m very excited to have more reading time guys! Maybe I can actually check Litsy more since I miss you all so much! 😭🤪
And yes I am sitting in front of my shelf trying to decide what books to read! It‘s my happy place! 🧘🏻‍♀️

umbrellagirl Sounds like a great plan! 1mo
marleed Enjoy your break! 1mo
Stacypatrice That‘s the best feeling - no more finals!!!! Happy “burrow into a book” time 📖🍪💛 1mo
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ChasingOm Congrats!! 1mo
Tanisha_A Happy times! 1mo
OnlyYoo Congrats! Lol it‘s so nice to relax and not have to stress anymore 😊 1mo
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dakotamclane
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A bit of a heavy read, but well worth it. The story was fantastic and kept me reeled in all the way through. The world Sebastian built is super interesting and clearly well thought out and I can‘t wait to get into Lady Smoke next.

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Brittybuhh
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I finally got the courage to try and paint my book edges and they turned out beautiful!!

Branwen OMG! SO PRETTY! Do you mind sharing how you did it? I would love to do this to some books! 2mo
Brittybuhh @Branwen all I did was tape off the edges of the cover, weigh down the book with a 5lb weight and paint the edges with acrylic paint! Then after it was dry I just bent the pages to crack the paint since it dries all stuck together and then fanned the pages a bunch to make sure they weren‘t stuck together! There‘s a LOT of YouTube videos on how to do it! That‘s how I learned! 2mo
Branwen @Brittybuhh That's fantastic! Thank you so much! I'm going to try it out! 2mo
Brittybuhh @branwen you‘re welcome!! 2mo
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Bookish_Gal
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Slow start gave way to an inciting story. Theodosia has gotten caught by the attention of Prinz Søren, and love, while trying to escape his fathers rule over her country, and over her. Theo‘s story of going from a surviving ash lamb to a ferocious fire Queen was of standing big up for yourself and tour country depending on you.

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Bookish_Gal
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Oh My Gosh this book is amazing!! Lady Thora, aka the Last Princess Theodosia of Astrea, is finally getting her powerful mind to work! The Kaiser invaded and took over her land, killing her mother the Fire Queen, and made Thora his little play thing to break and show at events that he‘s conquered this land. Now the Prinz is interested in her. Her mind is sharper then any sword. Can‘t wait to watch her rebel.

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SarieFae
Ash Princess | Laura Sebastian
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Held me captive love medieval worlds this was a fresh take on a princess story line.

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Mimi13
Ash Princess | Laura Sebastian

“I‘m a frightened shadow of a girl. I‘m a fractured mind and a trembling body. I am a prisoner.”—page 29

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xxjenadanxx
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I‘ve had this on my kindle for ages but only just got around to reading it because I needed a book with a crown on the cover, and I‘m mad at myself for waiting for so long. It‘s really really good. BUT it also reads very similar to Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas and another book I can‘t think of at this moment. I can‘t wait to see what happens next in the series though.

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annieftbooks
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I really enjoyed this book. I think it's not original, I mean, Theo has lost her kingdom and her family and the love interest helps her to take it back... but I enjoyed it anyway.

So, I loved Theo as a character, though I didn't like the secondary characters. I hope that changes in the second book. But she is so strong, she captivated me. The plot was simple, but that's not a reason for it to be bad. I think Theo made it good.

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annieftbooks
Ash Princess | Laura Sebastian

I hate Blaise and I don't like any secondary character. I like Theo tho, and the plot isn't bad. Not original, but not bad. Idk, I feel like there are some things that could be much better.

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SmartSassery
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This Ash Princess looked really good. I hope it turns out to be another amazing series. As you can see the Tweedle won the majority of this book haul. 😂 Although she picked a Gris Grimly version of Pinocchio. I collect all his works. 🖤

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Jee_HookedOnBookz Beautiful binds! 9mo
SmartSassery @Jee_HookedOnBookz They really are. 💜 Thanks! 😍 9mo
BooknerdsLife Such a beautiful photo and those gorgeous spines!! 😍😍💙💖📚 9mo
SmartSassery @BooknerdsLife Aww. Thank you so very much! 💜 8mo
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EchoLogical
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I hit a serious slump a few weeks ago and haven't read any books since. Trying to get back into it with this one. Anyone read it?

Samplergal No I haven‘t, but your baby is loving it! ❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
Cathythoughts Cosy 💕💕💕 9mo
Tamra Cutie 9mo
Liatrek Awe baby is so cute ❤️ 9mo
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nitalibrarian
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Getting into bed to read. And sleep eventually? 📖🐕😴

TrishB Gorgeous Doggo 🐶 9mo
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Claireluana
Ash Princess | Laura Sebastian
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I haven‘t had much time to read lately but I made it through this one, which I loved! Can‘t wait for Lady Smoke!

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hmgbrdhart
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This is a YA novel but the brutality and desolation in some parts brought me to tears. When Thora/Theo‘s country is conquered, her mother the queen killed and her people enslaved, the Kaiser decides to keep her as a prisoner rather than killing her. He uses every opportunity to brutalize, ridicule and shame her. 10 years later, he forces her to do something so horrible, it propels her on a mission to make him & all his people pay.

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Refreshed! Ready for book two soon!

Enchanted_Bibliophile Those covers 🤤 10mo
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Time to reread Ash Princess so I can get to Lady Smoke next month

kamoorephoto You‘re in for a ride!! I loved the new book!!! 😻💓 10mo
xxjenadanxx I have Ash Princess just waiting on my kindle! Maybe it‘s time to pick it up :) 10mo
SassenachTheBookWizard @xxjenadanxx I would! Real solid fantasy 10mo
xxjenadanxx @SassenachTheBookWizard I love a good Fantasy story and a pretty cover. Maybe when I finish the book I‘m reading now! 10mo
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kellyann28
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whynotdot
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We are not defined by the things we do in order to survive. We do not apologize for them...Maybe they have broken you, but you are a sharper weapon because of it. And it is time you strike.

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kellyann28
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Thanks for the tag @Johanna414
1. Riding my bike through our back woods and going two streets down to my best friend's house all summer long!
2. 1 older sister
3. About a year ago
4. Tagged book is nearest me!
5. @cbee @CoffeeNBooks
#wondrouswednesday @eggs

Eggs Lovely memories! Thanks for playing 🤗🌺 11mo
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kellyann28
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Bought a new book while on vacation since I'm sure I will finish the one I brought. You know, just in case ;)

TheBookKeepers I‘m excited to see what you think of this one! It‘s been on my radar too! Hope ur enjoying ur trip 😍 11mo
kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers I think I will end up starting this one tomorrow! We are having a great time! 😊 11mo
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Jennakaitlyn_22
Ash Princess | Laura Sebastian
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Really enjoyed this book and can‘t wait for the next in the series! Beautifully written, fast paced plot, and in depth characters.

I did struggle with frustration at several of the characters and there choices. Even though it was described and explained, i still struggled to understand their reasoning behind the choices they made.

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StarsBish
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Mehso-so

I quite enjoyed this one, there were just a few niggles that didn't make it quite as amazing as I wanted it to be. I'm interested to read the second instalment to see if it takes it up a notch. I think what's missing from it is a bit of grit. The main character has been through a traumatic event and I don't quite feel empathetic enough towards her yet.

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mylifeas_marissa
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I've really been getting into books where the female protagonist saves herself and this is definitely a good read. I can't wait for the sequel Lady Smoke.

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Coffee_house_booknook
Ash Princess | Laura Sebastian
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This was the second fantasy type novel I have read as I just recently got into fantasy and this one was something I could not put down! I cannot wait for the second one to release!

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iread2much
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Mehso-so

This books started super strong, and was highly realistic for a YA novel about the situation a captured Princess finds herself in. But I thought the romance was a bit rushed and I had real trouble believing that the most evil of evil men wouldn‘t notice some big changes. I won‘t read the rest of the series, but it was good for about 60% of the book.

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BookishBlonde12
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“In a land without a Queen. The Princess must rise.”

Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered right before her eyes. The evil Kaiser who took Theo‘s mother‘s, land, and her name and crowned her the Ash Princess. A title that brought shame and made her the Kaiser‘s prisoner.

For ten years she has watched the Kaiser pillage her land and enslave her people. That ends now.

3.5 ✨‘s

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RyeAnnUh
Ash Princess | Laura Sebastian
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Long time Litsy friends! I have been busy doing book things! Im opening a bookstore! 😁 Itll be a storefront in Wichita KS! So if any of you are in the area or pass through be on the lookout sometime soon for it! Check out my website as well! I am blogging about my books and bookhauls- like I will do here too- I also have tons of links to Amazon that will help support me- it will give me a % if whatever you purchase for no extra cost to you!

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Librarybelle
Ash Princess | Laura Sebastian
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Lots of #bookmail the last couple days! Thanks to Barnes and Noble for the 50% off sale over Labor Day and my #BOTM .

Graciouswarriorprincess I loved the Bookshop of Yesterday‘s and the author is here on Litsy. Happy reading! 1y
The_Heeler_Booklife I loved how B&N had their 50% off sale last week. They were out of two books I wanted and they ordered them for me to the store and I got them yesterday for last week‘s sale price. I also picked up Ash Princess. Btw ACOFAS is great and super funny. I kind of wish I picked Crossed Her Heart this month for BOTM. 1y
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Librarybelle @allthingskayla What a great experience with B&N! That was so nice that the honored the sale. Thanks! 1y
The_Heeler_Booklife @Librarybelle I was a little nervous that they wouldn‘t honor it since I was told last week that they would, but then on the phone they said it was iffy. 1y
ravenlee I broke my buying ban to go to the store for the sale, and then they were out of the two I wanted most! So then I had to break it again to order the two - Circe and The Bookshop of Yesterdays. PS - don‘t tell my husband about the two I ordered! 1y
Librarybelle @ravenlee My lips are sealed! 🤐 1y
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MartinaLove
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4.5/5 stars

This book was dark and amazing at the same time.

I was on the edge of my chair. I cried, I was scared, shocked and the story made me sick but don't get me wrong. It was a good enchanting and dark story but be aware of mental and physical abuse and rape.
I like that there was a hint of magic, hopefully we get to see more of it in the sequel.
If you liked An Ember In The Ashes and The Falling Kingdom series you will love Ash Princess.

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MartinaLove
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Currently reading Ash Princess and loving it so far! 👸

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Echos_of_light
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My newest acquisitions. Very much looking forward to reading these!

kristincatastrophic The Night Circus was so good, one of my favorites I've read this year 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📚🤓 2y
BeautyintheLibrary It's been a long time since I read Night Circus but it was a good discussion book. 1y
Echos_of_light @BeautyintheLibrary really looking forward to it! It‘s next in line once I finish ACOMAF. 1y
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mylifeas_marissa
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I don't think I should ever be left alone in a Barnes and Noble. Oh well more books to fill up the apartment!

Slajaunie I enjoyed that book and that is a nice bag! 2y
Sorceress_Of_Books Love the bag!!! 2y
mylifeas_marissa @Slajaunie @Sorceress_Of_Books Thanks! It's a Kate Spade tote from barnes and noble 2y
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ConstanceSummar
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This isn‘t a story about swords and epic battles. It is about the wars we wage internally with ourselves and how intelligence and manipulation can be a woman‘s greatest set of skills. These characters engaged me with their portrayal of how neither life nor people are black and white. We all have the capacity for cruelty as well as kindness and the line keeping us from becoming that which we hate can be a very fragile thing. I loved this book.

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ConstanceSummar
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This isn‘t a story about swords and epic battles. It is about the wars we wage internally with ourselves and how intelligence and manipulation can be a woman‘s greatest set of skills. These characters engaged me with their portrayal of how neither life nor people are black and white. We all have the capacity for cruelty as well as kindness and the line keeping us from becoming that which we hate can be a very fragile thing. I loved this book.

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Slajaunie
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Eventful sad day but now I am here!

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Slajaunie
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Taking a break from curriculum, This is my reading companion. We are both snuggled up in my blanket because my husband has it freezing in this house!

ReadZenRites Cutie! 🐾🐾 2y
tammysue 😻😻😻 2y
Slajaunie @whatshesreadingnow That is my little chihuahua! 😂😂😂😂 my husband always says she acts like a 🐈cat! 🐈 🐕 😉 2y
tammysue Oh gosh I‘m so sorry, she‘s a teeny little girl!!! She‘s precious!!! ❤️ 2y
Slajaunie @whatshesreadingnow I think it is funny! She is my baby and I do have cat babies too. I love them all. 😍 (edited) 2y
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Slajaunie
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Really enjoying this book! I have to put it down to work now? Though. 😟

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Slajaunie
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Crazeedi I get admitted often! 😉 2y
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Slajaunie
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Love this!

SledgeReader @Slajaunie Fun fact I came across while researching trivia last week: Teddy Roosevelt is recorded as the best read president in history - at least one a day! I am not guaranteeing this as gospel. 2y
Slajaunie He was a very interesting man. Whether true or not I choose to believe your trivia! 😀 2y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Oh hot damn! Dark and political filled with betrayal! I loved it

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Finally getting on this beauty! I say finally when it's only been out for like two months though 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Slajaunie
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Starting this one. I will probably only get a chapter in before I have to hit the curriculum again!

Aims42 Love your mug 💙 2y
Slajaunie @Aims42 Thank you! 2y
ladym30 Adorable frog! 2y
callunakeep I spy with my little eye something that is a T.A.R.D.I.S!!! 🤓 2y
Slajaunie @ladym30 I collect frogs so I included him. @callunakeep I love Doctor Who! I had to include it. 2y
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Slajaunie
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Gift card book haul! Yay! 🎉

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SmolTaco
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Ok this is an amazing book. IT HAS SO MUCH PLOY TWISTS!!!! It always keep you the edge of you seat.

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