Waiting on Wednesday – Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we’re eagerly anticipating.

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Expected Release Date: October 14th, 2014
Balzer + Bray, 432 Pages
Sub-genre: Fantasy

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.

We’ve been getting back into Fantasy (it’s hard after finishing A Dance with Dragons!) and this one looks good. Bonus points for it being a 2014 debut author!

  • April 9, 2014 - 1:36 pm

    Petra - Great choice! Really looking forward to this as well.

    My WOWReplyCancel

  • April 9, 2014 - 5:58 pm

    Cat @ Addicted 2 Heroines - I’m looking forward to this one too. The synopsis sounds great and the cover is definitely interesting.ReplyCancel

  • April 9, 2014 - 9:03 pm

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts - I LOVE fantasy (I’d definitely be scared to read other fantasy after any ASoIaF book!), and this one just sounds awesome. I love the cover, too! :D Great pick!ReplyCancel

  • April 10, 2014 - 12:02 am

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight - I have heard of this one, and I am on the fence (I am just weird about fantasy!) but that cover makes it so hard to resist! I will probably end up giving it a go. Hope you both love it!ReplyCancel

  • April 10, 2014 - 5:13 pm

    Megan Nicole - I just found out about this on #TeaTime! Can’t freaking wait for it!!ReplyCancel

  • April 11, 2014 - 1:54 pm

    Maria Behar - This is a REAL WOW!!!! I’m waiting on this one, too!! AWESOME pick!! And that cover is absolutely STUNNING!!

    Thanks for sharing, and for commenting on my own WOW post!! : )ReplyCancel

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