Everything comes crashing through her walls when she is forced to kill an Astrean prisoner who meant something to her before the siege. She begins to plot a revolt that will take down the Kaiser and the Kalovaxians, who have enslaved and killed her people. The path she walks is not easy, and she will find herself challenged by the feelings she has for the Prinz who she uses and the "friends" she has made.
What I loved: This book is completely engrossing. Much of it takes place inside Theo's head, but it's really like slipping into someone's life and mind. The pacing is absolutely perfect to keep the reader hooked. I loved the characters and the conflicts, and the way the book completely sucks you in to this other world. The world-building here is completely lush and fully developed.
Final verdict: Engaging, atmospheric, and fantastically well written, ASH PRINCESS is a wonderful read that hooks readers right from the start. Highly recommend for fans of THE SELECTION, FROSTBLOOD, and/or THE REMNANT CHRONICLES.