Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

Ash Princess

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 onl...

Details Ash Princess

TitleAsh Princess
Release DateApr 24th, 2018
PublisherDelacorte Books for Young Readers
GenreFantasy, Young Adult

Reviews Ash Princess

  • Emily May
    Is it better to have your life ended by someone who hates you or someone who loves you? Ash Princess has a heroine desperately trying to reclaim her stolen throne, a mindlessly evil tyrant who stole said throne, and a love triangle... What's that, you say? You've heard this one before? Yeah, me too. That being said, to give credit where it's due, it stands out for being compulsively readable and entertaining.Plot and character-wise, it resembles ...
  • Lola Reviewer
    I hope you will not fall off your chair if I tell you that you have read this story before.Maybe once, or twice, or a hundred of times, but you most certainly have. Girl loses kingdom and family. Girl wants kingdom back and boy helps her. Girl manipulates her way surprisingly mainly into—instead of out of—trouble. Nothing stands out. Not even the idea of multiple gods and goddesses and gems that hold power that can be used by and on people. T...
  • Melanie
    ARC provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. “My name is Theodosia Eirene Houzzara, Queen of Astrea, and I will endure this.” Friends, I couldn’t put this down. This was such an addicting and captivating read. This was the first book of 2018 that I read in one day, which is saying something because this book is almost 450 pages. I was just so invested with the romance, the rebellion, and the betrayals, that I cou...
  • Carrie
    Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian is the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Ash Princess Trilogy. This is one that is on the darker side with violence, abuse, slavery and a hint of rape so beware to those with issues with these triggers. There is also a hint of a love triangle involved with the main character, a boy from her past and the son (prince) of her captor.The story begins as we meet Theodosia Eirene Houzzara who by all rights sh...
  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    This book definitely helped pull me out of my book funk, so praise 🙌*Review to come*
  • Sh3lly ☽ escaping in books is my reality ☽
    eARC provided by Netgalley and publisher to read and review. Thank you!!Tough review to write. I think people will like this, but I personally...didn't. It is a debut novel, and for that, is well-written, and impressive. The story and the characters just never clicked with me.I have read similar stories. Princess has lost her thrown due to invaders and kept as a prisoner (well-kept slave who still gets punished and humiliated by the new ruler). S...
  • Kayla
    Happy book birthday, Laura! (Yeah, I'm a few days late but I was there for it on Twitter lol) Ya'll NEED to read this it was so good ♥This amazing author hasn't even had her book released yet and is being attacked on Twitter by some troll. Let's try and show our love and support for Laura y'all. She's truly an amazing and nice and funny person and no one deserves to be attacked. And damn it, the weeb made fun of her for naming her dog Neville a...
  • Benjamin
    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review.There are enough princesses in the YA literature world. Do we really need more?Maybe we do need more princesses like this one Full review posted....................................................................................................................................................................This is such a hard book to rate. While I was reading it, there were moments when I wanted to ...
  • Katie.dorny
    *arc received in exchange for an honest review*EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK. IT IS PHENOMENAL. Theo is so strong, and actually a normal character who relates to things normally which i loved, felt i could relate to her a little better. Magic, kings, war and spying. i could barely put it down! I'm so excited for the sequel already and i can't believe i have to wait another year!
  • Melanie (mells_view)
    I enjoyed Ash Princess. It is a fantasy YA novel with dark themes, a trope-y triangle romance (which I usually dislike, but didn’t mind here), and a heroine who isn’t a typical “fighter.” I will say that this one is a slow build, and there is a bunch of “world building” that is less setting and more how the characters are connected and their motivations against one another. It’s all necessary of course, but if you’re looking for a...
  • Dannii Elle
    Actual rating 4.5 stars.Theodosia is the last remaining heir of a vanquished country but now she is owned by her conquerors. Paraded around as the Ash Princess, for all she now truly rules has been burnt to its roots, and whipped for every misdemeanour of her enslaved people, her thoughts seek no further than in surviving every day. But her people do not forget. And neither will she, when they come to return her to her rightful spot as ruler of t...
  • mith
    i have a childish review of this book on my blog which i wanted to rewrite but can't bc i forgot most of this there's that first thing: completely unmemorable. i've said this about everless, and i'll say it again about ash princess: if you don't read this, you are not missing out on anything. this is the same fantasy plot over and over, only this time, with a love triangle--and neither parties are interesting enough to warrant attention.y...
  • Cia Black
    As I sit here pondering my thoughts of Ash Princess the theme song just plays through my mind. As soon as I picked this book up and until I reached the final word I declared Sit still, Look pretty by Daya to be the theme song for Ash Princess. Maybe it’s just me, but I found the lyrics to go perfectly with the writings.Could wake upAnd makeupAnd play dumbPretending that I need a boyWho’s gonna treat me like a toyI know the other girlies wanna...
  • Ashlee » Library In The Country
    4 Stars! View review on my blog, Library in the CountryI received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I was pleasantly surprised by Ash Princess! Laura Sebastian has built an interesting, yet dark, story about standing up to those that seek to oppress you.Ten years after her country is overthrown, Princess Theodosia (or Lady Thora as she has been “rennamed”) has become almost complaisant in her life und...
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    4.5 Stars!I know what you are thinking, trust me I do. Not another YA fantasy series about a girl that gets her throne taken away and must battle to win it back right?And you would be right, this story is about that. But what if, instead of the heroine being kick butt because she can weld a sword or have some magical power, she is kick butt instead because she uses her head? Because she is smart and crafty and bids her time. What if, instead of g...
  • Nikki (Book Allure)
  • Luna
    I received this book on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I would give it 3.75 starsThis book seemed to follow a lot of YA tropes like I worried it would, however there were some elements that made the book still interesting to read.However it does follow the arc of the most hated trope of how the heroine does nothing for a long time, but then finally she decides to join the cause and become a prominent leader and though the trope is ove...
  • ✨Skye✨
    I received a free ebook copy of this from Netgalley. Thankyou to both the publisher and Netgalley for giving me the opportunity to read this! My review is still honest.Well. I've just read this in one sitting. It's been a while since I read something this compulsively readable where I just could not stop! Is this original or a new favourite? No, but it was really enjoyable and certainly not the worst YA fantasy I've read.Ash Princess follows Theo...
  • Joleen
    This arc was provided to me for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 4 StarsI was really excited to be approved for this title as the cover is stunning. I would totally buy this for the cover alone. I am noticing a slight trend in YA book that come out next year that have similar titles. But this one is one of my favorites.The book itself was good as I like the whole idea of the main character finally getting the courage to fight...
  • Rachel (APCB Reviews)
    I am simply blown away by this book. There are no words to describe how utterly nerve-racking this book is nor how much I loved it.I want to preface this review by saying that "Ash Princess" will definitely not be a book for everyone. Set in a harsh world, the downtrodden Astrean people have been enslaved by the Kalovaxian intruders who have usurped the crown and the highjacked the country for trade and resources. The Kalovaxians slaughtered the ...
  • Steysha Kravits
    Ash Princess sounds like every other average YA out there. Conquered country, rebel princess, enemy love interest? We heard it a million times. The only thing that she lacked was a discovery that she has unique superpowers, but I think we are getting there in the next instalments. Still, it was pretty interesting, thought I think I would have liked it more, if I was 14-16 years old. I think fans of Red Queen will enjoy it, though they are not ver...
  • Heather Hughes
    I received an ARC exclusively from Penguin Random House and NetGalley!I really enjoyed this book and its elements. It did kind of go by as a fast read for me, but it still kept me going and I'm highly anticipating the next installment!SPOILER FREE REVIEW
  • Amber Robertson
    thank you pan macmillan for sending me a review copy in exchange for honest review. all thoughts are my own.THIS REVIEW WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED HEREYou’ve read books like Ash Princess before. The story is not unique, you’ve probably read the story of a girl losing her kingdom and fighting for it back countless times. I’m a bit of a sucker for a lost princess storyline, in this case, I felt Ash Princess hit every single heartstring I had. I wa...
  • Sarah
    I received a finished copy of this novel from Pan Macmillan in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.Trigger Warning – This novel features physical and mental abuse as well as rape – there is no rape scene, however it is mentioned having previously occurred and threatened at times to the main character.Ash Princess is a strong novel featuring an empowering female main protagonist. Full of magic, betrayal, twists and turns. Th...