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.
It feels like ages since I’ve written a review! I’ve had Ash Princess sat on my shelf for like 6 or 7 months so I decided it was finally time to give it a try and guys it was a real struggle to finish and indeed get through at times. I’m so disappointed, I feel this another one of those over-hyped books.
There were a few things I had a problem with, firstly I actually hated Theo. Gods she was so annoying. She sat around waiting to be rescued and only decided to make a stand when she was forced to kill the person she was hoping would save her. I mean who does that? I just didn’t get her or any of her hair-brained ideas, it left me baffled on multiple occasions.
The storyline itself felt rather flat, I don’t know there was just something missing. I felt like there were huge holes in the story. If Theo’s people were so powerful how did they managed to be conquered so easily? It just didn’t make any sense. The whole thing was really painful and this would definitely have been a DNF but as this book had a been a gift I powered through. Oh, I almost forgot this book has a love triangle – a really boring, worn out love triangle, it was so predictable it made my eyes roll to the back of my head.
Overall this was a real let down. Needless to say, I probably won’t be continuing with this trilogy.
My Rating: 2/5 🌟🌟