I understand the motives of this book, I really do. As a GLBT novel, I get what the motive is and as a fairy-tale knockoff I understand the attempt. However, this wasn't a favorite of mine. The characters were shallow and their motives were unjustified. The relationships Ash shared with the fairy and the huntress were both pretty podge and there wasn't alot of emotion there. I feel like this book only expressed the emotions of grief really well and it left me gloomy and depressed.