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ISBN13: 9780316040105
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An ALA Best Book for Young Adults * A Kirkus Best Book for Young Adults * A William C. Morris Award YA Debut Award Finalist

CINDERELLA RETOLD

In the wake of her father's death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. 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 royal 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.

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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.

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They strip her naked, of everything. Undo her whalebone corset, hook by hook. Locked away in Wildthorn Halla madhousethey take her identity. She is now called Lucy Childs. She has no one; she has nothing. But, she is still seventeenstill Louisa Cosgrove, isn't she? Who has done this unthinkable deed? Louisa must free herself, in more ways than one, and muster up the courage to be her true self, all the while solving her own twisted mystery and falling into an unconventional love . . .
 
This well-paced, provocative romance pushes boundariesboth literal and figurative. Do beware: it will bind you, too.

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"Louisa and Eliza provide a window into a shameful history of mental health care and women's incarceration that only ended in living memory."Kirkus Reviews "The author tenderly and expertly builds a romance between Louisa and an attendant, Eliza ....The surprisingly happy endingin which Louisa escapes and confronts her accusersis a welcome relief after all of her angst and despair."Publishers Weekly

"Eagland does a beautiful job of depicting the "real" Louisa in the end, with an unusual twist on the conventional romantic denouement. Teens will identify with her."School Library Journal

"Fans of historical fiction or GLBTQ fiction will likely enjoy this unique story of mystery and romance."VOYA

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blackened.sky9, January 14, 2013 (view all comments by blackened.sky9)
Ash is an evocative, gorgeous re-telling of Cinderella, where there is no benevolent fairy godmother, rather, an altogether more fearsome and alien helper with an agenda of his own; there are no singing mice, but rather a young woman finding herself, her voice and her agency, fighting to live the life she wants to. It's a gorgeous love story, a fantastic fairy tale, and far, far more than simply a young adult novel. Utterly enjoyable.
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erika770, September 5, 2011 (view all comments by erika770)
Retellings of fairy tales can too often seem like a bad reboot of a classic TV show. But in Ash, Lo makes the story her own. At its heart, Cinderella is the story of a girl controlled and overpowered by a family and culture who doesn't care what she wants. Ash, too, is at the mercy of others, but Lo's heroine finds the way through not just to get what she wants and needs, but to figure out just what it is that she wants and needs.
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Wordsoffun, January 29, 2011 (view all comments by Wordsoffun)
Ms. Lo has stken the story of Cinderella and has turned it into a story that is more about a young woman who wants to have the freedom to live her own live and to love who she chooses, and not who is chosen for her. Ash has a mother and father who love her then in the true following of the story the mom dies. Ash gets a step-mother, and step-sisters who goal it is to marry rich. Ash would rather just be her.

This is one book that is going to be added to my library.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316040105
Author:
Lo, Malinda
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Author:
Eagland, Jane
Subject:
Lesbian
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 360 pages Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - English 9780316040105 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by ,
They strip her naked, of everything. Undo her whalebone corset, hook by hook. Locked away in Wildthorn Halla madhousethey take her identity. She is now called Lucy Childs. She has no one; she has nothing. But, she is still seventeenstill Louisa Cosgrove, isn't she? Who has done this unthinkable deed? Louisa must free herself, in more ways than one, and muster up the courage to be her true self, all the while solving her own twisted mystery and falling into an unconventional love . . .
 
This well-paced, provocative romance pushes boundariesboth literal and figurative. Do beware: it will bind you, too.

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