By Malinda Lo
(Turtleback Books, Hardcover, 9780606151252, 272pp.)
Publication Date: October 2010
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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Autumn 2009 Kids' Indie Next List
“Ash is in some ways a retelling of the Cinderella story, but it's also a commentary upon enchantments. Will Ash succumb to the allure of the mysterious stranger? What does her late mother's involvement in the old ways of magic have to do with her current situation? And will she be doomed to spend eternity away from the one she truly loves? This thoughtful, compelling story kept me reading late into the night.”
-- Karen Maeda Allman, The Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA
Entrancing and romantic, "Ash" is an empowering retelling of Cinderella about the connection between life and love, and solitude and death, where transformation can come from even the deepest grief. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults and "Kirkus Reviews" Best YA Book of 2009.