There isn't a beautiful amazing romance to fall in love with in Snow like Ashes. There's the cliche best friend thing and then there's a prince. The best friend I wasn't particularly interested in and well, the prince, the romance was way too fast to fall in love with. Fast paced romances may be the bane of my existence. A bit of a pet peeve of mine, I guess. If it's too fast paced no one can fall in love with it or grow particularly attached to it. It's hard to enjoy the relationship properly if you aren't attached to any of the characters.
I'm giving this book 5.8/10 stars. I was disappointed to say the least. I might continue this book series, but not any time soon.
A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making.
Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.
Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.
So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.