Sunday, May 10, 2009

Love The Cover, Ash by Malinda Lo

I love the cover of the as-yet unreleased Ash by Malinda Lo. When I saw it for the first time, I only saw a small picture and it looked like some kind of pretty flower or shell but then I saw it bigger and wow it is a fantastic cover! (You can click on it to enlarge)

Here's what Ash is about:

In the wake of her father’s death, Ash is left alone to pay off his debts in the service of her own step mother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, re-reading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she begins to believe that her wish may be granted.

The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King’s Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of chasing fairies, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa. Though their friendship is as delicate as a new bloom, it reawakens Ash’s capacity for love—and her desire to live. But Sidhean has already claimed Ash for his own, and she must make a choice between fairy tale dreams and true love.

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.

It's not out until September. You can find out more here.


  1. I love the cover and the little blurb that goes with it! This sounds really good!

  2. I agree with you about the cover. And a good cover makes me so much more likely to read a book.

  3. That is gorgeous, and I sooooo want it. :)

  4. Pretty good post, this is one of the best books that I have ever read!