Series : -
Pages : 264
Author : Malinda Lo
Publisher : Little, Brown Young Readers
Format : Hardcover
Source : Library
My Opinion :
The parentheses are my thoughts...
Ash, Malinda Lo's debut novel, was a short
In the beginning, I didn't really like it (actually, I was banging my head on the wall, because I really didn't like it at all. I thought it was slow, predictable, and the writing wasn't that good). I actually felt like the author was sugar coating her writing too much (mmmh... dang it... makes me think about cupcakes!!!!!). What I mean by that, is that there were a lot of useless sentences and information that wasn't needed in the understanding of the book (*bangs head on the desk* I promised myself; NO. BIG. WORDS. CATHEE! *sigh*)
I especially HATED the characters. I felt like the dialogue was meaningless between them. The only character I liked was the huntress; I felt like she was the only one throughout the book to have a personality (and not much of one...). Even if Ash grew on me, I didn't like her a lot.
But, all of that changed in the last 50-60 pages. The story actually got interesting (imagine the surprise! I started reading really fast!) I thought she was going to end up with the prince... but NO! (I mean, isn't this a Cinderella story... shouldn't she marry the Prince? *sigh*)
So, before the good ending, the book would have been a two roses... but it jumped to THREE!