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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, rereading 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 believes 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, empowering, and romantic, Ash is 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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Seventeen-year-old Louisa Cosgrove has never enjoyed the life of the pampered, protected life girls of wealth were expected to follow in nineteenth century England. It was too confining. She would have much rather been like her older brother, allowed to play marbles, go to school, become a doctor. But little does she know how far her family would go to kill her dreams and desires. Until one day she finds herself locked away in an insane asylum and everyone--the doctors and nurses--insist on calling her Lucy Childs, not Louisa Cosgrove.

Surely this is a mistake. Surely her family will rescue her from this horrible, disgusting place. But as she unravels the mystery, she discovers those are the very people she can't trust. So who can she? There's one person--Eliza. As their love grows, Louisa realizes treachery locked her away. Love is the key to freedom.

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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.

About the Author

Born in Essex, Jane Eagland taught English in secondary schools for many years. After doing an MA in creative writing, she now divides her time between writing and tutoring. Wildthorn is her first novel, inspired by true stories of women who were incarcerated in asylums in the nineteenth century. Jane lives in Lancashire, England, in a house with a view of the fells.

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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:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 352 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 ,
Seventeen-year-old Louisa Cosgrove has never enjoyed the life of the pampered, protected life girls of wealth were expected to follow in nineteenth century England. It was too confining. She would have much rather been like her older brother, allowed to play marbles, go to school, become a doctor. But little does she know how far her family would go to kill her dreams and desires. Until one day she finds herself locked away in an insane asylum and everyone--the doctors and nurses--insist on calling her Lucy Childs, not Louisa Cosgrove.

Surely this is a mistake. Surely her family will rescue her from this horrible, disgusting place. But as she unravels the mystery, she discovers those are the very people she can't trust. So who can she? There's one person--Eliza. As their love grows, Louisa realizes treachery locked her away. Love is the key to freedom.

"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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